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Game Development (certificate)

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Official Title of Certificate: Game Development, Certificate

Award: Certificate 


Total Credit Hours: 18

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: The game development certificate is intended for professionals already holding a degree who wish to make a career change or update skills, or those who wish to gain skills in creating independent games. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the Visual Arts Professional AAS Game Development Area of Concentration. The program allows the student to choose from a range of gaming courses enabling the student to focus on his or her particular area of interest in game production. This certificate is not a substitute for a degree in game development.

Several degrees in gaming are available including Visual Arts Transfer AA Game Art and Design Area of Concentration, and the Visual Arts Professional AAS Game Development Area of Concentration. Look under ART for specific course listings.

Range of Occupations

  • Independent game developer
  • Game artist
  • Game designer

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , ENG 111, ENG 115, or ENG 121. See Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 18 credits

Required Courses: 12 credits

Choose two from the following: 6 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Game Development Area of Concentration, students will be able to:

  1. Produce and design game assets;
  2. Evaluate game software and hardware;
  3. Apply knowledge of game development, history, and testing in creation of game concepts and prototypes;
  4. Collaborate with others professionally on game development.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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