Graduate Certificate in Serious Game and Simulation Design
The SGSD certificate program prepares students as significant professional contributors to the design and prototype of Games and Simulations that have purposes that go beyond entertainment. Certificate graduates would have a competitive advantage to market themselves as prepared practicing professionals in the Serious Game and Simulation Industry.
- Learn and apply a systematic, agile, team-based and flexible process for game and simulation design.
- Learn and apply skills for prototyping game and/or simulation designs using appropriate software and/or game engine tools.
- Analyze existing games and simulations for usage of game/simulation strategies and mechanisms shown to be effective in achieving cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning outcomes.
- Become fluent in usage of serious gaming and simulation technology equipment (e.g. HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, etc.)
- Analyze needs needs of user groups (e.g. accessibility, diversity, gender/LGBTQ representations, anti-harassment, etc.) using different methods, design, and prototype a “serious” game and/or simulation using strategies and mechanisms shown to be effective in achieving cognitive, affective and psychomotor “serious” outcomes.
- Assess and evaluate learning outcomes from employing game/simulation strategies using user experience and usability methods.
The graduate certificate is a 16 credit hour program. All courses are online.
|IS_LT 7384||Designing Games for Learning||3|
|IS_LT 7308||Game Engine Skills||1|
|ARCHST 7230||Computer Graphic Application for Design I||3|
|IS_LT 9486||Advanced Designing Games for Learning||3|
|IS_LT 9480||Internship in Information Science and Learning Technologies||3|
|One of the following electives:|
|IS_LT 9440||Learning with Web-based Technologies||3|
|IS_LT 7383||Rapid Development Tools for Online Learning||3|
|IS_LT 7888||Intro to VR-enabled Instructional Design||3|
For additional information contact:
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
304 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211