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Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) Specialization AAS DegreeWORKFORCE DEGREE


Game Developer

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First Semester Courses 15 Credits
COSC 1301-or-ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers 3
ITSE 1302 Computer Programming 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
GAME 1303 Introduction to Game Design & Development 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Elective Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, & Culture1 3
GAME 2305 Interactive Writing II 3
GAME 1304 Level Design 3
COSC 1320 C Language 3
Third Semester Courses 3 Credits
GAME 2338 Game Testing 3
Game Design & Simulation Developer (Programming) Certificate Program Total 33 Credits


Program Details

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.

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