Ashland University to Offer Video Game Design Course

Ashland University to Offer Video Game Design Course

10/24/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University, the first college in the country to offer scholarships to allow students to play Fortnite as part of its new eSports program, is taking that one step further and will provide an opportunity for students to design their own video games.

“This spring we will be offering a general elective course titled Video Game Design Basics that will allow students to actually create a video game in industry-standard software,” said Carl Nestor, instructional designer for LearnAU at Ashland University and instructor for the course. “It will be a fun, but busy course. By the end of this 15-week course, students will have a working video game that they can show employers, family and friends.”

Nestor said students will first design their video game on paper. Using a video game document, they will gather all the facets of the game - from its storyline, characters, game mechanics to world building and game sound effects. Those interested in learning more about the course can view a video at:

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Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###