Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) 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
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.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|COSC 1301-or-ITSC 1301||Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|GAME 1303||Introduction to Game Design & Development||3|
|MATH 1314||College Algebra||3|
|Second Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|Elective||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective1||3|
|GAME 1335||Interactive Writing I||3|
|SOCI 1301-or-SPCH 1318||Principles of Sociology-or-Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Third Semester Courses||3 Credits|
|COSC 1309||Logic Design||3|
|First Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|COSC 1320||C Language||3|
|GAME 1304||Level Design||3|
|GAME 2338||Game Testing||3|
|Second Semester Courses||3 Credits|
|GAME 2332-or-GAME 2332||Project Development I2-or-Internship2||3|
|Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) Certificate Program Total||36 Credits|
Median wage: $96,2291
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Applications Developer2
- Software Development Engineer2
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