Video Game Development

Career Bootcamp

Duration: 30 Weeks
Format: Online
Start date: May 21, 2024

Video Game Development

Career Bootcamp

Duration: 30 Weeks
Format: Online
Start date: May 21, 2024

Overview

Overview

Overview

With the rising demand for real-time 3D (RT3D) 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. Over the course of 30 weeks, you will acquire the skills to equip you to pursue entry-level jobs as a game developer, which include the video game industry and virtual and augmented reality industry. As you go through the course, you will gain hands-on experience while applying your skills to a personal project of your own.

With the rising demand for real-time 3D (RT3D) 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. Over the course of 30 weeks, you will acquire the skills to equip you to pursue entry-level jobs as a game developer, which include the video game industry and virtual and augmented reality industry. As you go through the course, you will gain hands-on experience while applying your skills to a personal project of your own.

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.

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Who Should Enroll

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. Stay ahead of the game with our industry-driven curriculum, updated to reflect the latest trends, technologies, and gameplay mechanics shaping the gaming industry today. Ideal for employed professionals seeking to gain new skills or change careers without disrupting their current work commitments.

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.

Bootcamp Schedule & Dates

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.

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

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

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.