Game Design Certificate Program

Learn Game Design at NYFA

At NYFA’s Game Design School, prospective designers enroll in our one-year certificate program, which offers the opportunity to explore the key facets of game design, including writing, art, and programming.

By completing the one-year program, aspiring game designers have the flexibility to either continue their education in the visual arts or pursue their creative goals in game design and development or other aspects of interactive media.

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Certificate Program
in Game Design

Students enrolled in NYFA’s 1-Year Game Design Program develop a creative portfolio with projects that highlight their growing abilities in paper prototypes, 2D games, 3D games, interactive narrative scripts, coding prototypes, 3D animations, publishing plans, and UI. In this program, students complete a playable game per semester.

1-Year Game Design Program

Game Design
School Alumni

Francesco Panzieri  

Francesco Panzieri

Visual Effects Artist

Hanna Johansson  

Hanna Johansson

3D Animator | VFX Artist

Leandro K.I. Ribeiro  

Leandro K.I. Ribeiro

3D Animation & VFX Artist | Game Design

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Producing Faculty

Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.