Video Game Design and Development

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES605
Hours: 500
Fees: $2095.00 USD


This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

Prior to enrolling in this program, please ensure that your computer meets the following hardware and software requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • Processor: Pentium III+/AMD Athlon (750MHz or greater)
  • System Memory: 256 MB+
  • Video: 3D Hardware Accelerator w/ 128MB+ on-board memory (DirectX 9.0+/OpenGL compliant)
  • Disk: 1 GB+ uncompressed
  • Sound: DirectSound compliant sound card

Software Requirements:


To enroll in this program, you need to have a reasonable familiarity with computers and a background in high school-level mathematics is strongly recommended. No prior game or graphics programming experience are necessary.

The Video Game Design and Development program is for you if you seek a professional career as a game developer. It’s also well-suited for enthusiastic amateurs and gamers looking to explore this exciting field as a recreational endeavor.

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