The Certificate of Achievement in Game Design provides opportunities for career preparation by providing courses that meet workforce needs. Game design skills are highly desirable not only in the video game and mobile game industry but also in the fields of social media and education. Students enrolled in this program develop basic and advanced skills in the integral processes of game design while learning industry standard game design and development software. The outcomes of the program align with professional game design standards and are designed to produce a well-rounded, highly-trained graduate with sufficient expertise to be employable in an ever-expanding job market. Furthermore, the courses in this certificate will scale up to the Certificate of Achievement and AA degree in Graphic and Interactive Design.
The courses are expected to average 40 students per course. The number of projected completers per year is 20. These figures are based on casual surveys conducted in the 2017-18 academic year. There is a high demand for professionals with game design skills in the local job market, as well as in other regions of California.
The Certificate of Achievement in Game Design prepares students to be competent designers of games, game art, and assets while providing the opportunity to gain skills necessary to advance their careers.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Apply basic principles of game design to create games, game art, and related assets for video games and mobile games
Create and produce professional quality original game designs, game art, and assets
Create game, game art, and assets with industry standard digital devices and software
Students are required to take 4 courses for a total of 14 quarter units
(Y1 or S1)
|GID 49||Game Art and Design||4||Y1Fall|
|GID 60||Careers in the Visual Arts||2||Y1 Winter|
|GID 67||Mobile Game Design||4||Y1 Winter|
|GID 68B||Virtual Reality Game Design||4||Y1 Spring|