Certificate Programs

3D Computer Game Design

Create your own worlds! Our courses in game design and animation can give you the skills used for entry into the fascinating gaming industry. Taught by professional game artists, you will be given the tools and knowledge used in this exciting and specialized field.


This certificate covers the fundamental skills needed to succeed in the dynamic world of the gaming industry. In this 11 week program students will learn the basics of the 3D Studio Max interface. Topics covered include modeling and texturing techniques, Photoshop and other tools used concurrently to produce complex models and scenes, creating seamless textures and avoiding streaking and blurring. Students will also analyze various game engines and AI (artificial intelligence) used today; consider techniques of storytelling and game play strategies to produce compelling games and learn what elements are required to create immersive environments and scenarios used in popular games and on-line games. Certificate will culminate with a final portfolio project.


Basic general knowledge of Windows XP operating system is required. Experience with 3D programs helpful but not required.


Meets Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-9:30PM. See registration page for exact dates.


Seattle Central College Campus

Instructor: Staff