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Game Development A.A.S. - Specialization in Game Production

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The Game Production specialization introduces the wide variety of disciplines and skills for working in the Game Industry.  It includes elements of game design, 2D and 3D art, QA testing, writing documentation, audio engineering, scripting, and working in a game engine. 

Note: Students can only be awarded one AAS in Game Development, the specialization choices offered are Game Programming and Game Production.

With this degree, you may seeks jobs such as:

QA Tester, Entry Level Programmer, Entry Level Game Designer, Entry Level Level Designer, Entry Level Producer, Entry Level 2D/3D Artist

Related Awards:

Game Development A.A.S. - Specialization in Game Programming  

Game Development Programming, Level 2 Certificate  

Game Development Production Level 1 Certificate 

Game Development Occupational Skills Award  

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s)

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

Additional Program Information

The Game Production specialization prepares students for entry-level positions in the video game industry using the principles and techniques of interactive 2D and 3D game development. Students will learn game testing, game design, programming and scripting languages, modeling and animation skills, level and world editing, and game engine operation. Project management, creative design, teamwork and communication skills are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum to prepare students to work on a creative team in the video game industry.

Because the Game and Simulation work environment demands highly advanced skills, it is recommended that students consider this program as an entry point to continued higher education rather than as a terminal degree. Students should consider transfer plans with universities that offer Bachelors of Applied Science and/or Bachelors of Applied Technology Degrees.


Program CIP: 10.0304

Major Code:  GMPD

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