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Learn how to write for video games

Professional Certificate in
Writing for Video Games

What you will learn

  • The crucial differences between traditional storytelling and writing for video games.
  • The writer and narrative designer’s role in the game development process.
  • How to develop characters and write scenes that serve both the narrative and the production of a game.
  • How to work with art directors, programmers and level designers to create interactive narratives.
  • How to develop an application portfolio and excel at industry-standard writing tests.
Expert instruction
6 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
8 months
4 - 6 hours per week
Discounted price: $849.60
Pre-discounted price: $944USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. UBCx's Writing for Video Games Professional Certificate

Meet your instructors
from University of British Columbia (UBCx)

Peter Boychuk
Adjunct Professor
University of British Columbia
Andrew Gray
Program Coordinator
University of British Columbia

Experts from UBCx committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

Not only is the content well-produced, but it rings very true regarding the kind of lessons a budding narrative designer/video game writer will benefit from. An applicant who has successfully completed the edX Professional Certificate in Writing for Video Games would have a definite advantage.

Heidi Eaves , COO Relic Entertainment

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Discounted price: $849.60
Pre-discounted price: $944USD
6 courses in 8 months
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