# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Game Design and Development (8400/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8400
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12
The game design industry is the fastest revenue growing entertainment medium, and has created many new job disciplines. In this project-based course, students will create innovative games through the application of graphic design, animation, audio, and writing skills. Students will work in teams while developing problem-solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. They will analyze, design, prototype, and critique interactive games within a project management environment. Career opportunities across multiple industries, including the entertainment and educational arenas, will be explored.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Audio and Video Technology and Film
    • Journalism and Broadcasting
    • Telecommunications
    • Visual Arts
  • Education and Training
    • Administration and Administrative Support
    • Professional Support Services
    • Teaching and Training
  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services
    • Network Systems
    • Programming and Software Development
    • Web and Digital Communications
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.