Video Game Design
Creating technology, not just using it, is what the Video Game Design program is all about. For those interested in a career in the digital interactive enterainment industry, the program focuses on computer animation and programming for video games. Students will be trained in object-oriented programming languages, paradigms and software engineering techniques and practices. Students will also study the core building blocks of computer mathematics using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C#, 2D and 3D computer animation, and computer science. Additionally, game animation and programming requires teamwork to successfully complete projects, one of many valuable skills developed in this program. The skills needed for game-oriented productions have a variety of applications far beyond the entertainment arena. With gaming technology, students can realistically reproduce or simulate natural phenomena and real-life events, a skill that's used in flight simulation, for example. Many graduates (two-year associate degree or four-year B.S. degree) have secured positions with companies such as Nintendo, Interplay, Dreamworks Interactive, KnowWonder and Valve.
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Animator
- Computer Software Engineer
Pre-requisites: Students must be successful math students earning "B" or better in math classes and ready for second year Algebra. Returning students must have a B or better their 1st year and instructor approval
Sessions offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. PM Session is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Length of program: 1-2 years
Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or 2, 1.0 Math, 1.0 Visual Art
Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year
College credits available: 5