Beginning Video Game Design

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Provides graduates with the entry level skills needed for a specialized career in the video game design industry.

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide students, interested in video game design and technology, the opportunity to get a certificate to enter the workforce with the skills needed to create and design a video game.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of video game development life cycle, development techniques and industry history.
  • Design computer programs using structured programming concepts and tools.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of digital arts, its application of art and a basic understanding of design issues.
  • Develop portfolio for entering the workforce.

Program Map

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

Visit Academic Planning to get started on your personalized Academic Plan, or schedule an appointment with the Advising Office.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
GME 100 Introduction to Design and Game History 3 Major Requirement
GME 101 Introduction toProgramming Concepts 3 Major Requirement
GME 105 Digital Arts in Video Games 2 Major Requirement

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
GME 110 Computer Game Development 3 Major Requirement
GME 112 Sound Design 2 Major Requirement

Third Semester: Summer

Course Course Title Credits Area
GME 224 Special Project 3 Major Requirement
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