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Become a
Game Developer
in 30 weeks

Become a
Game Developer
in 30 weeks

Become a
Game Developer
in 30 weeks

A beginner-friendly live online bootcamp to prepare you for a successful career in video game development with real-time 3D skills.

A beginner-friendly live online bootcamp to prepare you for a successful career in video game development with real-time 3D skills.

A beginner-friendly live online bootcamp to prepare you for a successful career in video game development with real-time 3D skills.

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Learn Game Development
at University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education

Learn Game Development
at University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education

With the rising demand for game development skills across industries, the Game Development Bootcamp was designed to prepare students with the skills and professional network needed to get started in the industry.

Program Outcomes


Program Outcomes

Students learn game development foundations through a dynamic curriculum based on the Unity game engine and C# programming. Classes will dive deep into game development including topics like optimization, rendering, game states, databases, agile methodology, Unity APIs, Git, and more.

Learners take their new skills to the next level on challenging projects, working with their peers to build a portfolio of games and projects that showcase their real-time 3D knowledge. Students gain access to continuation courses that cover additional in-demand technologies, including Niantic Lightship, SparkAR, and Unreal.

Students receive a Digital Badge from University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education and Circuit Stream, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

Students benefit from a wide array of career support services like resume and networking support, technical interview preparation, portfolio reviews, soft skills training, and 1:1 coaching to help them put their best foot forward in the industry.

*The materials covered in this noncredit course are subject to change due to market demand.

Why Apply?

Why Apply?

Are you looking to change career paths and break into the video game industry, advance in your current career, or expand your knowledge? If yes, and if you are hard working with a drive to succeed, then this could be for you.

Other reasons to apply:

You will tap into our proven beginner friendly curriculum, adapted for online learning.

Over the course of 30 weeks, you will cover game development technologies using real-world, project-based examples. You will learn how to: implement complex interaction systems for different player inputs, create robust game systems, develop a vision for a game—and build it.

You will become part of a wide community of like-minded individuals, allowing for collaboration and peer-to-peer learning via Discord, video meetings, networking events, and support forums.

You will receive extensive on-demand support both inside and outside of class each week. You will also have access to a tutor network.

You will receive career-planning assistance, including: Portfolio reviews, resume and online portfolio support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more. You'll also have access to a dedicated career advisor who will work with you on your professional development.

4.8

Student Rating

"The Unity Game Development Bootcamp was something amazing. I recommend it to anyone looking for a career in game development."

Mondae Atughonu, Engineering Manager at Bungie
Game Development Bootcamp Alum

Mondae Atughonu,
Engineering Manager at Bungie
Game Development Bootcamp Alum

Bootcamp Schedule & Dates

Study part-time, attending live online 90-min classes twice a week. Gain in-demand skills,
industry connections, and graduate job-ready.

Study part-time, attending live classes online three days a week. Gain in-demand skills, industry connections, and graduate job-ready in 6 months.

May 21, 2024

December 14, 2024

Enrollment Deadline: May 17

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

May 21, 2024

December 14, 2024

Enrollment Deadline: May 17

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

May 21, 2024

December 14, 2024

Enrollment Deadline: May 17

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

The Market for Game Developers
in California

The Market for Game Developers in California

Known for its perfect weather, miles of white-sand beaches, and fantastic collection of top-tier tourist attractions, California is fast becoming the location of choice for a growing number of high-quality gaming companies.


California hosts some of the most well-known companies in the industry such as Amazon Game Studios, Epic Games, PlayStation, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Rockstar Games, Electronic Arts (EA), and many more. There are many opportunities for a new developer to grow across any of Californias 350+ gaming companies. In addition to video game companies, other corporations in the city are looking for professionals with game development and real-time 3D skills.


Besides entertainment, your opportunities could include working within the medical, engineering, manufacturing, or defense fields, among others. And, with remote and hybrid work environments becoming more common, you have the flexibility to start your future career in the way that works best for you and supports your goals.


The video game industry contributes roughly $95 billion to the GDP of the United States. With its collection of dynamic video game companies, California helps this number to grow every year. In fact, the American video game market has more than tripled in size since 2012. If you love video games and want to be part of a fun and fast growing industry, becoming a game developer could be the perfect fit for your career.

Salary

In the United States, Game Developer salaries average $120,000+ according to Entertainment Software Association.

Get started today

Our next cohort starts on May 21, 2024.

Get started by downloading the course outline today!

© Circuit Stream.
This course is delivered by Circuit Stream in partnership with UCI Division of Continuing Education.

© Circuit Stream.
This course is delivered by Circuit Stream in partnership with UCI Division of Continuing Education.

© Circuit Stream. This course is delivered by
Circuit Stream in partnership with
UCI Division of Continuing Education.