Game Development at UC Berkeley

Create 3D objects and then use new skills to design a fully realized world own.

Program Highlights

Learn how to build game levels and environments.
Develop and explore game design skills while using your creativity.
Improve logical thinking skills by viewing and solving problems from a completely different point of view
Understand computer and programming basics as well as the binary number system
Gain exposure to the Java, Javascript, and Python programming language and explain the differences between syntax errors, runtime errors, and logic errors
Discover an essential skill for the future which has become a basic requirement for acquiring many jobs
Engage with leading experts and in teams practice creating a video game
Tuition:

Residential Tuition:
$5,498 Tuition will increase to $5,698 after November 30th

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598 Tuition will increase to $3,698 November 30th

Commuter Tuition:
$2,998 Tuition will increase to $3,098 November 30th

Dates:

Session 1:
June 18, 2023 June 30, 2023

Session 2:
July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023

Session 3:
July 16, 2023 July 28, 2023

Location:

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Course Overview

Technology is highly integrated in our daily lives that learning to code can benefit for college, a future career, and beyond. It’s a great time to begin learning and building coding skills. Whether students are interested in 3D modeling, gameplay programming or level design, they can expand their project’s portfolio, gain exposure to critical game industry insights, and connect with talented peers and mentors.

In this course, students will explore professional video game design while using popular industry tools. They will begin by learning about how to create 3D objects and then using their new skills to design a fully realized world of their own. Students will get a chance to customize their newly built worlds and will leave the course with a comprehensive view of how to professionally design a game and have skills to showcase in their own portfolio. No prior coding knowledge is needed.

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Course Structure


There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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