CG Spectrum – Introduction to Game Design

Introduction to
Game Design




From $3,199 USD


3 months





about the course

What will you learn?

This in-depth course gives you a great taste of what it’s like to design a video game at an AAA game company. Mentored by a professional game designer, you’ll discover what makes a game ‘fun’ and build practical job skills in system and level design to help kickstart your career in games.

For 12 weeks you’ll learn the basics of game design through systems and mechanics; understand different job roles and team structures; deconstruct your favorite games to reveal intricate design decisions; and start designing and building your game world.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

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Be mentored by a world-class game designer

Gain confidence using industry software Photoshop and Unreal Engine

Learn to design games even without prior knowledge

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

course structure

term 1

Before you can begin building a game you need a basic understanding of game design theory. We’ll look at how things should be designed, why they work, and what you need to do to make a compelling game. See how a platform can change the game design in fundamental ways, and how the differences must be adapted across genres.

Expect to play a LOT of games in the name of research. Every great designer must know how to analyze, deconstruct and understand how each game differs and why. You’ll achieve this by learning how to paper design and concept, getting the hang of writing a level design specification, and ensuring level functionality and other technical needs are met.

What will you learn?

  • Understand what a game and game systems are and how to design them
  • Design compelling game systems, quests & objectives
  • Design core gameplay mechanics
  • Add visuals to enhance levels
  • Start learning the Unreal game engine and building simple prototypes

Portfolio projects: Game pitch document, game design document, UE gameplay prototype.

*This short course is a prerequisite to the Game Design Diploma and will give you the foundational skills you need to continue on your educational pathway.


What do you need to apply?


$ 3,199 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 3,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (3 x payments)

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