Game Design and Development

CREDIT: one credit for each level

GRADES: 10, 11, and 12


The game design industry is the fastest revenue growing entertainment medium and has created many new job disciplines. In this project-based course, students will create innovative games through the application of graphic design, animation, audio, and writing skills. Students will work in teams while developing problem-solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. They will analyze, design, prototype, and critique interactive games within a project management environment. Career opportunities across multiple industries, including the entertainment and educational arenas, will be explored. FBLA, the co-curricular student organization, offers opportunities in leadership, community, and competitive events. 

In the advanced course, students refine their game design skills as they apply graphic design, animation, audio and writing skills to create innovative games for education and entertainment. Students will learn about career opportunities in game design and development and investigate the training and certification requirements. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (FBLA) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Industry certification may be available as part of this course.


  • Game Design and Development: Programming, Advanced Programming, or equivalent.
  • Advanced Game Design and Development: Game Design and Development.


For Game Design and Development program questions, please contact:

  • Advanced Info Technology & Computer Science Teacher, HS