The following is a listing of courses associated with Special Topics for the MIT and professional certificate programs.
HGAM 6100 - SPECIAL TOPICS: SOCIAL SCIENCES (ETHICS)
Introduces the study of ethics in its application to game developers. Students seek to integrate the business, technical, and artistic aspects of game development with the broader ethical implications for life and society. Questions of quality of life, virtue, vice, and moral behavior are addressed in the context of practical scenarios and case studies taken from the game industry.
HGAM 6230 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART CREATION
This seminar series provides depth in the tools, techniques, and production for creating 3–D game art for next-generation development.
HGAM 6250 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEVEL DESIGN
This course exposes students in the level design specialization to advanced topics important for their professional development.
HGAM 6280 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN PRODUCTION
This seminar series for the production specialization covers advanced topics important to students’ professional development, with a focus on innovation in production.
HGAM 6210 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
This seminar series provides additional depth in the tools, techniques, and development methods used in professional game development. Additional topics are defined by experts in game software development based on advances in the field.