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How long does it take to complete the Game Design and Development Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 6 months.
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Prior experience with computer programming and interaction design is a plus, but by no means expected.
Do I have to take the courses in this Specialization in a specific order?
We recommend taking the 'Intro to Game Development' course first. However, 'Intro to Game Development', 'Principles of Game Design', and 'Business of Games and Entrepreneurship' can be taken in any order. 'Game Development for Modern Platforms' assumes you have the knowledge from the 'Intro to Game Development' course. That is 'Intro to Game Development' is a prerequisite for 'Game Development for Modern Platforms'.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Game Design and Development Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be qualified to do upon completing the Game Design and Development Specialization?
You will have a solid foundation to work toward an industry role as a gameplay designer, level designer, technical designer, technical artist, programmer, or video game producer. You will understand the video game industry, and you will be able to work effectively as part of a team to pitch a game concept, develop a prototype, and test and iterate to produce a polished final product.
What software will I need to complete the assignments?
The Specialization will utilize the popular Unity 3D game engine, which is available for free.