The Zulama Game Design Curriculum

New Skills for New Careers

The most sought after jobs aren’t only doctors and lawyers anymore. Today’s students are interested in becoming game designers, software developers, and careers that we cannot yet imagine. Companies such as EA, Blizzard, and Pixar hire people with the skills students learn in these courses!

Learning They Love

Students love learning about the technical side of video games, and Zulama gives them the chance to explore topics they enjoy, like storytelling and computer programming.


The Zulama curriculum was created by educators at the world-renowned Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. It gives teenagers experience with problem solving and thinking creatively—skills they need to earn jobs in a digital world.

Zulama Long Courses each contain over 80 hours of lessons, activities, projects, and content. The content is delivered through a browser-based platform into your classrooms, where students participate in hands-on, project-based activities and assignments.

Inside the Zulama Long CourseEach course contains:

  • Interactive class discussions
  • Online and offline activities
  • Hands-on project-based learning
  • WebQuests
  • Formative and authentic assessments
  • a rich multimedia experience through photos, video, audio, and animations

No textbooks are required!

Learning OutcomesSkillsWordcloud

  • “Hard Skills” like programming and digital art
  • “Soft Skills” like teamwork and grit
  • higher-order thinking skills identified in Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • skills identified in state and national standards
  • a passion for STE(A)M subjects

Contact Us to find out more!