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WKU offering new Certificate in Game Design

By Tommy Newton

This fall, WKU is launching a new Certificate in Game Design. The first academic credential on campus in Gaming, the certificate creates a pathway for students to forge a career in this growing $150 billion industry.

The WKU Certificate in Game Design is an 18-hour interdisciplinary program that combines the strengths of the departments of Art, Computer Science, and Communication. Required coursework includes computer programming, visual art and design, and gaming practices, and provides students with an understanding of contemporary game culture. Students will develop skills in computer animation and industry-standard game design engines.

The certificate can be combined with majors across campus as a component of a four-year degree, or completed as a stand-alone credential in as little as one year.

For more information, visit or contact Kristina Arnold, Department Head of Art and certificate coordinator, at

This story was posted on 2020-07-22 14:12:45
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