Short Course
Game Design

Certificate in Game Design Micro-credential (Level 5)

Level 5
5 weeks

Learn how to design and produce a playable game in Unity. Develop practical skills in computer and mobile game design. 


Part-time evening course | Mondays & Wednesdays | 6 – 9pm | Remote Learning | 5 Credits at Level 5 


Create your own playable game in Unity! 



Learn game design concepts and develop practical skills in computer and mobile game design. Use fundamental design concepts and tools to build a playable game environment in the Unity game-engine.  

A great course for experienced artists and designers wanting to work in game design roles. You’ll learn game design practical skills, concepts, and software to create your own game from scratch. 

What you'll learn

This module provides an understanding of essential design and development concepts, in and around games and game development. You’ll learn the tools to create your own game, built in the Unity Editor Interface.  

  • Understand Game Design documents 

  • Unity Editor Interface 

  • 2D Level Design with Sprites 

  • 3D Level Design with Geometry & Terrain 

  • Lighting & Materials 

  • Familiarity with game-centered language  


A bit more information

Software: Unity Game Developer (free for personal use)

Equipment: For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend: 

  • Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates) 

  • You have reliable internet speed and connection 

  • A webcam and microphone 

  • Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud products or rendering software. 

Domestic Students: $675.00 (incl. GST)

International Students: $1,575.00 tuition fee + $447.50 registration fee (including GST)*

*International students, Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only. Payment Options (Domestic Students only)

  • PayPal

  • Pay by Invoice (Eligible for Organisations/Schools only)

  • Pay at a Campus (During office hours only)

Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Learners will be eligible to enter this micro-credential if they:  

  • Are at least 16 years old, and  

  • Have basic computer skills and an interest in game design  

  • Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent evidence that they have the ability to succeed in the micro-credential  

Students with English as a second language require IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band lower than 5.0. 


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