Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) Specialization AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Credits earned in the Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-Kingwood
- Partial program offered at LSC-Tomball
- Computer Information Technology Department
Game programmers and developers will learn what it takes to make the game world and gameplay work properly. They determine the “how,” aligning the technical side of gaming with the designer’s vision. This includes programming characters, actions and triggered events to how the artificial intelligence runs in the game. Students pursuing game development will graduate with a solid background in programming using C++ and the knowledge of manipulating game engines and level editors.
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.
Credits earned in the Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) Certificate Level II program may be applied to this degree.
|Prerequisite Courses||3 Credits|
|COSC 1301-or-ITSC 1301||Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|GAME 1303||Introduction to Game Design & Development||3|
|MATH 1314||College Algebra||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, & Culture1||3|
|SPCH 1318||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|ITSE 1302||Computer Programming||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|GAME 1304||Level Design||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|COSC 1320||C Language||3|
|ITSE 2317||Java Programming||3|
|GAME 1343||Game and Simulation Programming I||3|
|Third Semester Courses||3 Credits|
|GAME 2338||Game Testing||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ITSE 2331||Advanced C++ Programming||3|
|GAME 1359||Game & Simulation Programming II||3|
|ARTV 1303||Basic Animation||3|
|GAME 2305||Interactive Writing II||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|GAME 2303||Artificial Intelligence Programming I||3|
|INEW 2338||Advanced Java Programming||3|
|SOCI 1301||Principles of Sociology||3|
|GAME 2332-or-GAME 2386||Project Development I2-or-Internship2||3|
|Gaming Design and Simulation Developer (Programming) AAS Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $99,3401
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Applications Developer2
- Software Development Engineer2
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