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  • Northeastern University - College of Professional Studies

    -- Boston, MA 
  • College of Professional Studies
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115-9959
    US
  • 617.373.2400 or 617.373.5824
  • cpsadmissions@neu.edu
  • http://www.northeastern.edu/cps/digitalmedia
  • Interactive Design (Certificate/Diploma, 12 Months)
    For a position in Game Design

    Game Design (Certificate/Diploma, 12 Months)
    For a position in Game Design

    Digital Video (Certificate/Diploma, 12 Months)
    For a position in Other Gaming Disciplines

    3D Animation (Certificate/Diploma, 12 Months)
    For a position in Art / Animation

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  • In state: 514 US Dollars (USD) per Unit
    Out of state: 514 US Dollars (USD) per Unit
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
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    Graduate Certificate in Interactive Design

    Digital Media plays an increasingly significant role in the global culture and economy. The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Design offers an overview of courses in the creative process of storytelling and communicating through visuals and sound. Students gain expertise in time-based design, interface, and  experience design through a practice-oriented problem solving approach.

    Graduate Certificate in Game Design

    Game Design is one of the fastest growing fields not only in entertainment, but also in business and education. From health care to political science, companies use games to educate their constituents and enhance employee skills. The Graduate Certificate in Game Design offers a practice-oriented approach to the art and science of game making. The program will emphasize visual design, programming, and animation for video games, as well as foster conceptual understanding of the principles of game design for all varieties of games - from the educational board game to the massively multiplayer computer game. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be conversant in industry-standard technologies and techniques.

    Graduate Certificate in Digital Video

    With the quality and ease-of-use of digital video camcorders, anyone can capture moving images. But the result is like an amateur playing a Stradivarius violin: it takes training to make music! The Graduate Certificate in Digital Video is a hands-on introduction to digital video technologies, as well as an examination of the social, cultural, and political implications of moving-image production in the digital age. Students will gain competency in digital production and post-production while exploring various formal, conceptual, and structural strategies. Students will learn to generate digital video that communicates effectively and inventively, in preparation for positions in the creative industries of gaming, design, and media production.

    Graduate Certificate in 3-D Animation

    Creation and animation of characters and environments have become crucial components in advertising, entertainment and games. The Graduate Certificate in 3-D Animation offers a practice-oriented approach to the art and science of animation, with a particular emphasis on the special requirements of 3-D modeling and animating for the game industry. Coursework will develop students' powers of visualization as well as provide a conceptual basis for visual narrative. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be skilled in the use of industry-standard animation applications, understand visual principles of lighting, modeling and surfacing, and be conversant with motion and special effects compositing.