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Game Design & Simulation Designer (Artist) Certificate Level IIWORKFORCE CERTIFICATE


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First Semester Courses 15 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
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 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
Third Semester Courses 9 Credits
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
GAME 2338 Game Testing 3
Game Design & Simulation Designer (Artist) Certificate Program Total 39 Credits


Note: Students must meet math competency (MATH 0308 or higher)

  1. Choose from AAS core
  2. Capstone course

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Game Design & Simulation Designer (Artist) Specialization AAS Degree.


Program Details

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.

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