Game Design Bootcamp

An intensive 30-week, live, online bootcamp to prepare you for a successful career in Game Design.

How it works?


Game design is an exciting and rapidly growing field, with a projected 10-year job growth rate of 30% (Burning Glass). With the demand for real-time 3D skills at an all-time high, there is a significant need for skilled game designers who can create immersive gaming and 3D experiences. Game design skills are also transferable to other industries, such as architecture, engineering, healthcare, film, and video, opening up additional career opportunities. The Game Design Bootcamp is a career-focused program that prepares you to enter the game design industry. Join us today and start your journey!

Common Job Titles

  • Game Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Technical Designer


Over the course of 30 weeks, you will acquire the skills needed to analyze game design elements, conceive gameplay concepts, design game mechanics with various tools, create functioning game prototypes, and test novel gameplay concepts. You will also learn about the role of game designer, its various specializations, and how they fit into video game production.

  1. 1
    Game Design Foundations

    You'll explore the fundamental concepts of game design, learn about the roles within a game design team, and understand the various stages of game production. You'll apply these concepts to create a pen-and-paper prototype, followed by playtesting with friends and family to refine your design.

  2. 2
    Prototypes with Unreal Engine

    Understand the basics of working with Unreal Engine 5 and learn how to use Templates and Blueprints to build and test a gameplay concept. You'll also get familiar with the fundamentals of computer graphics and rendering, using them to create simple level environments, UI, and lighting for your gameplay prototype.

  3. 3
    Game Concept Development

    Explore the fundamentals of game concept development, including pillars, values, hooks, and anchors, and learn how to communicate ideas effectively to teams and stakeholders. Gain an understanding of the Agile process and its use in creating production plans for their game concepts.

  4. 4
    Gameplay Design

    At the core of every game lies the gameplay: how it plays. Explore how to create engaging gameplay experiences by building systems that challenge players while keeping them immersed in your game. You'll learn how to design levels, stages, and progression that maintain a balance between creative vision and resource constraints, and work collaboratively with artists, designers, and developers to bring your game to life.

Tools we’ll be using



Discover powerful artist tools to optimize your workflows and design immersive experiences.



Figma is a collaborative web application for interface design.



Plan, track, and manage your agile and game development projects in Jira.


“The bootcamp provided me with a solid developer’s foundation and confidence to build my XR startup. I can now better communicate with technical talent as well as do my own development if required.”

Elias “Eli” Jimenez
Founder at VentR-out

“The bootcamp provided me with a solid developer’s foundation and confidence to build my XR startup. I can now better communicate with technical talent as well as do my own development if required.”

Elias “Eli” Jimenez
Founder at VentR-out

What to Expect

Live Sessions

Join weekly classes 5 hours a week, and learn the fundamentals of game design. Unlike pre-recorded tutorials, you get the benefit of a dedicated team helping you build your skills and portfolio.

Career Services

Career coaching is at the heart of the program. From day one, we’ll be there to provide guidance through career coaching, group workshops, one-on-one sessions, and guest lectures. The career component of the program runs concurrently with the technical training.

1-on-1 Mentorship

You'll have access to on-demand support and one-on-one support sessions with qualified experts to help build your projects, answer any questions you may have, and support you for the duration of the course.


By the end of the program, you will have a portfolio that demonstrates your game design expertise and experience, showcasing your ability to conceptualize high-quality, engaging games for the Real-Time 3D industry.


Labs happen every other week and they are 2.5 hours long. The lab is a dynamic environment to foster your skills and enrich your learning experience.


In addition to learning from your classes, you will have access to a community of passionate XR professionals from around the world who come together every day to learn from each other.

Industry Recognized Certification

Successful completion of the course will earn you a Professional Game Designer micro-credential issued by Circuit Stream.

Certification Badge

Oct 3, 2023

May 7, 2024


Tuesday & Thursday

3:30pm - 6:00pm PT

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30pm - 9:00pm PT


3:30pm - 6:00pm (PT) | Every second week


6:30pm - 9:00pm (PT) | Every second week

Career Services

Support to help reach your unique career goals

Our Career Services team works with you every step of the way to understand your goals and help prepare you for a future career in 3D development. Since 2015, Circuit Stream has grown and fostered a global community of passionate and supportive 3D developers. We know how important it is to complement your technical skills with practical, applied career support that ensures you have the confidence and knowledge to reach your career objectives.


Join our live, hands-on workshops and guest lectures led by our career services team.

Personal Branding

Get 1:1 resume and portfolio reviews, interview prep and coaching to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward.


Gain confidence from industry instructors and mentors, who have all mastered their craft in 3D-development.


Networking opportunities and connections from Circuit Stream’s partner network.

Office Hours

Unlimited access to daily live support and office hours with our instructors.

Pitch Day

Pitch day and student project showcases with our partner network.

Early bird pricing available until Applications started before September 3

Tuition Options

Payment Options

Save when you enroll early!

Save 15%
Applications submitted by July 15, 2023


Save 10%
Applications submitted by August 19, 2023


Standard Pricing
Applications submitted after August 20, 2023


Full Tuition

Pay in full before you start. Circuit Stream accepts wire transfers and credit card payments.


3-Month Deferred Payment Plan

Pay tuition in 3-monthly instalments.

Currently available to students located outside of the U.S. and Canada.


24 Month Deferred Payment Plan

Pay tuition in 24-monthly instalments.

Currently available to Canadian citizens only.


Climb Loan

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Currently available to U.S citizens only. Interest rates range between 5.99-15.99%. Find out if you are eligible today. Annual percentage rates (“APRs”) on Climb loans range from 0.00%–26.47%. Interest rate caps may be lower in some states due to state requirements. APRs are charged for borrowing and are expressed as a percentage that represents the actual yearly cost of funds over the term of a loan. The APR includes a 5% origination fee, where permissible.


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How to Apply

To apply, you will need to go through the following application process. This will help us ensure we find candidates that are a good fit. During the process, you will also get the chance to have your questions about the program answered by the Admissions team. Here’s a quick overview:

  1. 1
    Submit online application

    Complete a short application form to tell us who you are and why you are interested in the course.

  2. 2
    Program Acceptance

    Your application will be reviewed by the admissions department. Once reviewed, if you are accepted, we will follow up to officially offer you a seat in the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Game Design Bootcamp and the Interaction Design & Prototyping course?

The Game Design Bootcamp focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of game design principles, mechanics, and development processes. It delves into the creation of engaging gameplay experiences, level design, and storytelling. The course utilizes Unreal Engine 5 for prototyping and blueprinting, and emphasizes the importance of game feel and user experience design.

On the other hand, Interaction Design & Prototyping course focuses heavily on designing for AR/VR experiences diving deep into the design principles and practices required to build immersive experiences. Due to the nature of XR Designers, their roles involve a lot of work in understanding designing for 3D and spatial environments, ensuring an intuitive, user-friendly, and accessible experience. This course specifically has a strong focus on learning different tools to creating interfaces and prototype experiences: Unity, MRTK and Figma, Adobe Aero, Spark AR.

Will I earn a Game Design Bootcamp certificate from this course?
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
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