Prepare for a career in animation and gaming, plus attain skills transferable to other industries such as computer programming, multimedia development and film production. Students have opportunities to focus on game design or programming.
Testers, designers and producers are in demand as the use of this technology increases rapidly. New games are continually in production, and computer simulations are used as educational and training tools in schools and businesses.
You can earn the Unity Developer technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.
Additional program details: This cross-discipline program is designed to create a work-like environment while teaching planning, design, development and testing of products. Gain skills in upcoming technologies, object-oriented programming concepts, computer software languages, creative design, modeling, teamwork and problem analysis. You will plan, create, produce and test simulations and games while understanding market applications, user ramifications and testing requirements.
Introduction to Computer Simulation and Gaming ^
Introduction to Game Development/Programming ^(or) CSG-131 Introduction to Game Design
CSG Production ^
Game Logic and Problem-Solving ^
Written Communication(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
Game Engine Scripting ‡ ^
Interactive Display Production 1 ^
Agile Project Management
Intermediate Game Development Programming ‡ (or) CSG-133 Intermediate Game Design ‡
CSG Architecture ‡
CSG Design ‡
Technical Reporting(or) Any 200-level ENG course
CSG API Programming ‡ ^
CSG Collaborative Lab ‡
Data Structures for Game Developers ‡(or) CSG-138 Advanced Game Design ‡
College Mathematics ‡ ^(or) Any 200-level MATH course
Psychology of Human Relations(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
Animation Portfolio ‡
Designing Interactive Displays ‡ ^
Artifcial Intelligence ‡
Multimedia Collaborative Lab ‡
Contemporary American Society (or) Any 200-level SOCSCI course
‡ Prerequisite required.^ Counts toward earning the Unity Developer technical diploma.Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Create an animated asset for a product
Build assets suitable for export and/or rendering to target platforms
Apply fundamental artistic concepts to the 3D environment
Implement project management skills
This degree is aimed at enhancing technical skills and preparing students for a broad range of jobs in rapidly changing technology fields. The use of this technology is widely accepted and increasing rapidly; for example, games are used as educational tools for training pilots, soldiers and surgeons, and in schools and businesses.
Demonstration of basic computer skills in OS, word processing and the internet
Completion of CSG-100 Pre-Entry Evaluation