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 visualization
- Game design
- Qualitative/audience research
- Online community-building
- Participatory and collaborative design practices
- Human/environment interaction
- Storytelling through video
Most Recent Offering
“Game Development for Software Engineers”
Digital games pose greater challenges than business software projects of similar scope due to complexities in prototyping, testing, and platform variability. Game developers are thus required to exercise more flexibility in software specifications and functionality. Professionals have to modify their approaches to design and team management while keeping abreast of broad changes to technology such as cloud computing, mobility, and tools.
This course is intended for software development professionals aiming to understand the similarities and 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 development tools and talks and guidance from the mentors of the award-winning MIT Game Lab. (Ranked for the past 3 years on the Princeton Review’s Top 10 Game Design Programs)
This course requires familiarity with programming, integrated development environments, and version control.