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Professional Certificate in Game Design

Delivered in collaboration with Emeritus.

  • START DATE May 22, 2024 More Dates
  • TIME COMMITMENT 15-20 hours/week
  • DURATION 24 weeks
  • FORMAT Online
  • PRICE $6,250


MIT xPRO is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to deliver this online program. By clicking LEARN MORE, you will be taken to a page where you can download the brochure and apply to the program via Emeritus.

  • Understand the intricacies of game design by gaining in-depth knowledge of every stage
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with a game design team by clearly outlining your vision and correctly scoping projects
  • Future-proof your career by learning how to design games of tomorrow that are culturally responsive and accessible to all
  • Demonstrate your skills to potential employers by creating a Game Diary, a portfolio that highlights your expertise
  • Learn from MIT expert instructors who actively practice game design and conduct research in MIT's Game Lab


  • Recent tech graduates and postgraduates keen to start a career in game design
  • Early career game professionals looking to fast-track their career by gaining exposure to game design
  • Creative professionals who have a passion for games of any type and wish to break into the game design industry
  • Prerequisites for the program: Participants should have experience with basic coding concepts. Some assignments require the use of the Unity game engine (C#). Links to tutorials in Unity are provided.