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“Superb, excellent. To state it briefly — I did not want to go back home at the end of the course.”

“This is the place where I learned as part of a career change. It’s really good. I’m planning to come again.”

“Definitely would recommend, with the highest rating, this program to a colleague or friend.”

–Past CMS/W Professional Education participants

CMS/W offers five-day short courses through MIT Professional Education.

These industry-focused courses are taught by our faculty and researchers and are designed to be hands-on, for application in your job or company right away. Individuals and groups alike are encouraged to register.

Importantly, we create new short courses based on demand: if there are skills you or your company need, please contact us. Our proficiencies include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Writing for the sciences
  • Data vizualization
  • Game design
  • Qualitative/audience research
  • Online community-building
  • Participatory and collaborative design practices
  • Human/environment interaction
  • Storytelling through video

Upcoming Offerings

“Game Development for Software Engineers”

Week-long workshop on rapid prototyping methods and development practices offered through MIT’s Professional Education, Short Programs office.

This course will teach the differences between modern software engineering and game development practices. Over the week, participants will conceive and develop prototype games in small teams, with access to modern game prototyping tools, talks, and guidance from the mentors of the award-winning MIT Game Lab (ranked for the past 4 years on the Princeton Review’s Top 10 Game Design Programs).

Compared to business software projects, digital games pose markedly different challenges. Their complexities around prototyping, testing, and platforms demand more flexibility from developers when it comes to software specifications and functionality. Even seasoned professionals have to modify their familiar approaches to design and team management while also dealing with dramatic changes in user behavior and technology.

Lessons from this course are applicable to developers in many industries, including mobile entertainment apps development and interactive book development for e-readers and tablets, as well as games for serious applications, such as health care, defense, education, and training.

Find the full description and registration information at MIT Professional Education.