Program Overview

The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Graduate Certificate in Interactive Design and Game Development. The curriculum is 25 credit hours completed through five courses. The courses include the following: Interactive Design and Media Application, Visual Information and Information Design, Interactive Web Design, Scripting for Productivity, and Databases and Dynamic Website Programming.

This program is ideal for individuals who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree and want to build their credentials for careers in Interactive Design and/or Game Development, but do not want to pursue a Master’s degree. Students learn the necessary information at the graduate level, while simultaneously developing skills in interactive art and graphic design. Students are also able to learn about the current industry standards in a flexible format, as the classes are offered completely online.

Interactive Design and Game Development graduates from SCAD have been hired by the following employers: Activision, Apple Inc., Blizzard Games, Blue Sky Studios, Cartoon Network, Clear Channel Communications Inc., Disney Interactive Studios, Electronic Arts, Fathom Studios, Firaxis Games, Kiz Toys Inc., Pendulum Games, Perception Studios Inc., Primal Screen, Red Storm Entertainment, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Snowblind Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Vicarious Visions Inc., Vivendi Games, and others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or should anticipate completion of a bachelor's degree before enrollment in the graduate program. All applicants are evaluated individually according to previous educational experience and level of achievement.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1978, the private not-for-profit Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) first opened its doors in the historic Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory. Though the structure still remains vital to the campus, SCAD has expanded globally. The college has four physical campuses located in Atlanta, Savannah, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France, as well as an eLearning program. The stated mission of SCAD is "to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment."

    SCAD confers bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students can pursue certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs through SCAD eLearning. Courses at SCAD’s online campus mirror those of its physical campuses with “one-on-one attention” delivered by the same highly qualified instructors. Students have the option to complete their entire degree online, or blend eLearning with on-campus coursework.

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