Design Media Art – Game Design & Development – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

TOP Code: 0614.20

Game Design and Development is a field that combines interactive, visual storytelling with complex game mechanics. Certificate recipients will learn entry-level skills in ideation, storyboarding, game design, playtesting, and computer programming with industry-standard game engines. Students will learn project management and collaboration skills. Students will develop a portfolio and participate in a shared incubator course with all Design/Media Arts students.

All courses in this certificate require literacy and proficiency in writing and math. Projects require written, oral, and visual presentations as well as the application of basic math principles and skills.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop original game designs using foundational creative processes, principles of game design and game development technologies.
  2. Identify essential industry competencies and explore applications and learning resources to identify practical approaches to problem-solving.
  3. Strategize and manage efficient design and production workflows.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work in teams effectively.
  5. Communicate game designs effectively through appropriate verbal, written and visual techniques.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
DMA 004HISTORY OF DIGITAL GAMES3
DMA 012DIGITAL ART: PAINTING & DRAWING3
DMA 090GAME DESIGN I3
Semester II
DMA 070MOTION GRAPHICS3
or DMA 072 2D ANIMATION
DMA 080A3D MODELING & SCULPTING3
or DMA 080B 3D ANIMATION & SIMULATIONS
DMA 092GAME DESIGN II: GAME ENGINES3
Semester III
DMA 032INTERACTION DESIGN3
or DMA 034 USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN (UX)
DMA 098DESIGN/MEDIA ARTS INCUBATOR3
Total Units24

Recommended Electives

ANTH 002CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
or ANTH 002H HONORS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
COLL 001FIRST YEAR SEMINAR3
DMA 002HISTORY OF DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS3
DMA 050WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT3
DMA 060CREATIVE CODING3
DMA 062CREATIVE CODING FOR THE INTERNET3
DMA 064CREATIVE CODING FOR MOBILE DEVICES3
PSYC 001INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY3
or PSYC 001H HONORS INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
SPCH 010INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree