Game Writing

Game Writing

The Game Writing Academy is coming to an end. Starting July 2019, we will be offering our six game writing courses one more time each – three courses in the summer and three in the fall. Our goal is to give you an opportunity to take courses that interest you, or to complete any requirements toward your UBC Award of Achievement in Game Writing. Students who have completed all six courses and who wish to apply to graduate from the Award of Achievement must submit their request to graduate by December 15, 2019.

Today's most successful video games are built on compelling writing: dialogue, backstory, characters and plot lines.

Through six focused 100% online courses, develop marketable writing skills for the gaming industry and interactive media. Co-developed and taught by an industry veteran, courses focus on specific aspects of game writing, and provide an insider's view of the role of the writer and how video games are created and produced. Complete all six courses in the Game Writing Academy to create a comprehensive portfolio of game writing work.

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Courses and Programs


Course Name
Fantasy Fiction (WG854)   
The Working Game Writer (WG855)   
Video Game Narrative (WG850)   
Visual Storytelling (WG853)   
World Building (WG852)   


Game Writing Academy

Develop your writing for interactive media and the game industry with this focused, hands-on, 100% online academy. Get an insider's view into the gaming studio system not found in other programs. Learn the writing and production processes used in game creation from an industry veteran, and understand the writer’s role on a game development team. LEARN MORE