Game Development Certificate & A.S.

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Become a Game Developer

Whether you plan to pursue a four-year degree or dive right into the field, the Game Development Certificate or Degree offer you opportunities to pursue your interest in the field of computational media and computer-based game experiences.

The Game Development certificate of achievement provides a course of study that prepares students to design and program interactive computer games. This pathway leads to entrepreneurial opportunities for a self-made career in the video game industry. The Computer Studies: Game Development certificate focuses on the history of games, gameplay design, and game design and coding.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Apply systems-level thinking and abstraction in the context of interactive computational media.
  2. Recognize and understand the social, legal, ethical, and cultural issues in the discipline of computer games.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of visual interaction design and artistic practices in domains involving playful interactions.
  4. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills regarding technical and analytical consideration of computer games.
  5. Design a technical system that achieves creative goals for audience experience in computational media.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to collaboratively plan, organize, and execute complex, team-oriented projects, using appropriate communication and coordination techniques.

E-mail the certificate coordinator for further information.

Game Development Certificate Coursework
17 units effective Fall 2019

Digital Media: Game Development Requirements - complete 17.00 units
Course Description Units
CS 74.40  History of Games 3.00
CS 74.41  Game Design 4.00
CS 74.42  Introduction to Game Coding 4.00
GD 90  Designing the User Experience 3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
APTECH 43  Computer Modeling and Animation with 3D Studio Max 3.00
CS 10A  Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies 4.00
CS 50A  Web Development 1 3.00
CS 74.11  Introduction to Digital Media 3.00
GD 51  Introduction to Graphic Design 3.00

Game Development A.S. Coursework
25 units effective Fall 2019

Digital Media: Game Programming Core Requirements - complete 24.00 units
Course Description Units
CS 74.40  History of Games 3.00
CS 74.41  Game Design 4.00
CS 74.42  Introduction to Game Coding 4.00
GD 90  Designing the User Experience 3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 10.00 units from the following:
APTECH 43  Computer Modeling and Animation with 3D Studio Max 3.00
CS 10A  Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies 4.00
CS 10B  Programming Concepts and Methodologies 1 4.00
CS 17.11  Java Programming 3.00
CS 50A  Web Development 1 3.00
CS 74.11  Introduction to Digital Media 3.00
GD 51  Introduction to Graphic Design 3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Course Description Units
LIR 10  Introduction to Information Literacy 1.00