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Video Game & Immersive Entertainment Law - Summer 2024

Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 6, 2024

$750 Enroll

Full course description


In-person plus some asynchronous work

June 3-6, 2024 – 5:30-8:30pm

Video game developers face a unique combination of legal issues and hurdles from initial concept, through development, and continuing through the release of each new game. This course provides an introduction to legal issues that arise in the development and production of video games and immersive entertainment. A key focus of the class is on intellectual property issues and their impact on the business and experience of video games. The class will also explore many other legal issues that video game developers, publishers, and players face. The course is relevant not only to those desiring to work with video game developers, but also for those looking to work with any new and nascent technology, e.g., augmented reality, virtual reality, movie production, and the creative arts.

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Learners will be eligible for a refund (minus any non-refundable fees) if they drop a course and request a refund no later than a week before the start of the course. If a learner registered for a course after the start date, they will be ineligible for a refund.

Learners registered for on-demand courses without a start date will be eligible for a refund if the course is dropped and a refund is requested within 24 hours of registration and when there is no record of page views or participation in the Canvas Platform.

Refund requests will be denied if requested after a course’s start date, or when there is a record of page views or participation in the canvas Platform.

Payments and fees:

For payments with credit cards, debit cards or bank accounts, the tuition cost includes a non-refundable 4% administrative fee. In case an eligible refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%. 

Notice about AU Non-Credit Courses:

Non-credit courses are not recorded in American University transcripts. No credit is earned from these courses and grades are not posted. Learners enrolled in Non-Credit courses will not receive an AU ID or have access to services and or facilities reserved for AU students. Access to the AU library system will be available to all members of the greater Washington DC area through visitor services. See the link for more information