Laguna College of Art and Design

Course Listings

The Business of Game

Course ID: LA605
Course Credits: 2
Requirement: E
Course Description:
The Business of Game course focuses on the fundamentals of building a game company. From setting up your business to budgeting, leadership and developing successful entrepreneurial tactics, this course builds on the core functions. This course also outlines strategies for starting and building a business that bridges the talents of creative, technical and entertainment expertise.

Thesis Project Directed Study 1

Course ID: LA608
Course Credits: 4
Requirement:
Course Description:
Thesis Development is an in-depth focus on the masters of game design and their methodologies, techniques, and processes. Students will formulate a vocabulary and a dialog with which they will begin to create a supportive document for their thesis game. In Art of Game Design, students create an innovative and theoretically informed body of work that is exhibited in a manner and context that supports its creative content. Building upon the foundations established during GA508, students in Thesis Project Directed Study 1 will continue developing a written component that addresses the theoretical premise of their work alongside their business and marketing plans, as well as a thorough and polished game design document (GDD).

Thesis Project Directed Study 1

Course ID: LA608
Course Credits: 4
Requirement: R
Course Description:
Thesis Development is an in-depth focus on the masters of game design and their methodologies, techniques, and processes. Students will formulate a vocabulary and a dialog with which they will begin to create a supportive document for their thesis game. In Art of Game Design, students create an innovative and theoretically informed body of work that is exhibited in a manner and context that supports its creative content. Building upon the foundations established during GA508, students in Thesis Project Directed Study 1 will continue developing a written component that addresses the theoretical premise of their work alongside their business and marketing plans, as well as a thorough and polished game design document (GDD).

Thesis Project Directed Study 2

Course ID: LA708
Course Credits: 4
Pre-Requisite: LA608
Requirement:
Course Description:
Thesis Directed Study is an in-depth focus on the masters of game design and their methodologies, techniques, and processes. In Thesis Directed Study 2, students will work with thesis advisors to narrow their projects’ scope and direct their game projects towards manageable scale with direction in special areas of interest that will enhance and drive their project towards a unique and creative solution. Building upon the working drafts crafted during GA608, students in Thesis Directed Study 2 will complete the formal written component of their thesis that addresses the theoretical premise of their work alongside their business and marketing plans, as well as a thorough and polished game design document (GDD).

Thesis Project Directed Study 2

Course ID: LA708
Course Credits: 4
Pre-Requisite: LA608
Requirement: R
Course Description:
Thesis Directed Study is an in-depth focus on the masters of game design and their methodologies, techniques, and processes. In Thesis Directed Study 2, students will work with thesis advisors to narrow their projects’ scope and direct their game projects towards manageable scale with direction in special areas of interest that will enhance and drive their project towards a unique and creative solution. Building upon the working drafts crafted during GA608, students in Thesis Directed Study 2 will complete the formal written component of their thesis that addresses the theoretical premise of their work alongside their business and marketing plans, as well as a thorough and polished game design document (GDD).

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