Game Design & Simulation Designer (Artist) Certificate
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-Kingwood and LSC-Tomball
- Partial program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris
- Computer Information Technology Department
The game design and simulation program will allow students to take their passion for playing games and shape it into the development of games. Upon completion, students will have experienced all aspects of the game design process from concept to completion. They will have studied the function of games and game play, developed interactive projects that address the technical challenges of a game’s production. Students will gain valuable experience walking an original game idea through every phase of development, with a completed and playable game at the end of the program to show for it.
The degree and certificate programs are based on two areas of specialization: artist/designer and programmer/developer. Game artists and designers will learn what it takes to create the “who, what, where, and why” behind the stories, characters, artwork, and gameplay needed for great game design. Utilizing industry standard software, artists and designers will also create the assets, characters, and environments called for in their original game idea.
Please contact Lisa Hall at Lisa.M.Hall@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1773 for more information.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|GAME 1303||Introduction to Game Design and Development||3|
|ARTV 1303||Basic Animation||3|
|ARTC 1302||Digital Imaging I||3|
|ARTC 1317||Design Communications I||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|ARTV 1345||3-D Modeling and Rendering I||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|GAME 1304||Level Design||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|IMED 1345||Interactive Digital Media I||3|
|First Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|ARTV 1341||3-D Animation I||3|
|IMED 2345||Interactive Digital Media II||3|
|Second Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|GAME 2332-or-GAME 2386||Project Development I2-or-Internship2||3|
|GAME 2338||Game Testing||3|
|Game Design & Simulation Designer (Artist) Certificate Program Total||39 Credits|
Median wage: $85,0001
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Mid Level Game Designer2
- Senior Game Designer2
- World Designers2
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