University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Game Design Certificate

The Game Design Certificate allows students to acquire in-demand skills in game design and development. After completing the core group of three courses, which offer foundational knowledge in game theory, game history, and game development techniques, the student may choose a fourth course to deepen their knowledge in one of these areas. Students are encouraged to have previous experience in coding either through the Creative Coding Certificate or other computer science and development training.

Post-secondary Certificate - Game Design


Game Design Certificate Required Courses9
Certificate Electives3
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

 Game Design Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
MART 342Art & Science of Interactive Games3
MART 361Serious Games3
MART 460Game Engines3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Certificate Electives

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
History, Ethics, and Theory of Games
Special Topics (in game topics)
Web Server Technologies
Mobile Game Programming
Special Topics (in game topics)
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-