Full Sail's Game Design Master's Available Online
Published on Dec 21, 2020 by Bridgette Cude
Here's what you can expect from the Game Design master's program online.
Video games are a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. according to research from Forbes. And as the industry's revenue is forecasted to increase, so are the job opportunities. But finding work at a game design studio is no easy task – in a highly saturated industry job candidates need a competitive edge.
That's why Full Sail University is proud to expand its Game Design master's program on campus and online offering graduate students the flexibility to earn their degree from anywhere and gain that competitive edge.
With more than 12 years of experience in online education, Full Sail has created a completely customized online experience that prioritizes real-time interaction and instruction. That's important for a master's degree like Game Design, where leadership skills and communication are key.
Full Sail instructors guide graduate students, with practical, real-world style instruction, through what it takes to excel in the gaming industry. Just like in our on-campus master's programs, Full Sail's online master's degrees focus on creative problem-solving, project-based learning, and collaboration.
In the 12-month online program, students choose one of three tracks – production, user experience research, or game design – and then work with their classmates to create, design, develop, test, and launch an entire game from scratch. Students learn advanced techniques in areas like coding for 3D graphics, creating artificially intelligent opponents, and rendering real-time virtual environments.
Some online Game Design master's courses include:
- Methods and the User Experience
- Prototyping and Content Creation
- Advanced Production Techniques
- Game Usability and Testing
Named a Top Game Design School by The Princeton Review, Full Sail has many Game Design master's grads who have gone on to work for major game studios or develop their own indie games. Grad Erin Eberhardt is a senior project manager for esports at Blizzard Entertainment, working with events for Overwatch and Hearthstone competitions. Ari Patrick is a Senior Producer at Epic working on the Fortnite franchise. Juliana Goriounov is a game designer at Ubisoft, working on the Far Cry 5 and Assassin's Creed for several years running.