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  • Wits University

    -- Johannesburg, Gauteng 
  • First Floor, Digital Arts
    East Campus
    Johannesburg, Gauteng 2050
    ZA
  • 011 717 4687 or 011 717 4687
  • 27 (11) 339 7601
  • Hanli.Geyser@wits.ac.za
  • http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/humanities/wsoa/digitalart/13408/game_design:_faq.html
  • Game Design (BA/BGA, and BENGSC(DIGITAL ART), 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 3500 US Dollars (USD) per Full Program
    Out of state: 3500 US Dollars (USD) per Full Program
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 3500 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 30:4
  • What will we be doing in the Game Design Courses? The core Game Design courses have a strong practical component, but also seek to emphasise a solid academic grounding in the field. You will learn about game history and theory; game mechanics; programming; puzzle design; level design; character design; and many more elements of games. Each theoretical element is underlined by a practical project. A key focus of the course is the development of a portfolio of both analogue and digital games with which you can approach industry. You will be building games from day one! Why would you want to study Game Design at Wits? Game development is a massive international industry. At Wits we are working closely with the game development community, keeping our fingers on the pulse of the industry as it takes shape here in Africa and internationally. Game Design at Wits offers an exciting opportunity for collaboration between the technological and creative aspects of the field. A familiarity and fluency in the elements of game development provides students with a solid base from which to either pursue a career as a designer, or to specialise in one of the key fields of game creation be it in the creative disciplines or the technical arena.