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Athabasca University

University Certificate in Game Development (UCGDP)

Note: The University Certificate in Game Development program is no longer accepting applications.

The University Certificate in Game Development and Programming (UCGDP) is designed to meet the needs of the game industry by providing students with a solid technical base in game development and programming. As well as, allowing students to further their career or academic interests.

UCGDP program features

  1. Our UCGDP program is specially designed for students who want to quickly get a credential in order to find a job in the Gaming industry, or just to have taste of the computing and information discipline before embarking on their study for a full university degree
  2. Credits completed for the UCGDP may be used towards BSc CIS, if a student wants to further pursue a university degree.
  3. Balanced curriculum: UCGDP is aimed to strike a balance between game development and programming, a balance between theories and applications. Flexibility: Since all courses required for completing the program are delivered online in a self-paced mode, students can study whenever and wherever they like, which means they can take the program while employed full-time; they can study less when they are busy at work, and spend more time on courses when they are on leave from work or on holidays. Students can complete a course within just few weeks, or take up to a year with paid extensions.
  4. Technology empowerment: Courses required for completing the program are delivered through modern computing and e-learning technology and systems, which are continuously being developed and enhanced.
  5. Help and mentorship: From the beginning of their program studies, help and mentorship are available to students from a variety of sources such as program director, program advisors, professors and tutors. Students have the maximum freedom in their learning schedule and learning style, but they are not alone.
  6. Interactions: For every course, a tutor is assigned to each student. Students can interact with the tutor for everything related to the course content. Timely responses can be expected from tutors in all cases. Through course forums and other computer mediated communication utilities, students in the same course can interact with each other for help and sharing ideas.

Updated August 07 2018 by FST Technical Staff

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