Academic Programs

Video Game Design Technical Artistic

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

Video Game Design is a program of study in game design, interactive software development, and programming.

Students develop skills and technical knowledge that apply to traditional artistry, 3D modeling, animation, fundamentals of game engine development, and artificial intelligence for games. They develop an understanding of the full game development life cycle through the art and design process and are able to design, develop, test, and deploy interactive software.

With an understanding of the full cycle of creating game software, students can assume responsibility for a specific job within this cycle. Graduates could pursue a career as a 3D modeler, animator, game support specialist, computer programmer, game analyst, and more.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
CIS 381 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Topology................ 1
CIS 383 Digital Composition and Graphics Pipeline I.............. 2
CIS 386 Game Design.............................................................. 3
CIS 387 Game Development Process...................................... 3
CIS 721 Engine Scripting Basics.............................................. 4
COM 723 Workplace Communications....................................... 3
CIS 384 Digital Composition and Graphics Pipeline II............. 2
CIS 388 Creative Writing for Games......................................... 3
CIS 389 Level Design I............................................................. 3
CIS 392 Interface Design for Games........................................ 3
CIS 731 Advanced Engine Scripting........................................ 4
CIS 390 Level Design II............................................................ 3
CIS 391 Animation for Games.................................................. 2
CIS 394 Introduction to Game Programming........................... 3
CIS 395 Game Engines............................................................ 3
ART 370 Traditional and New Media 2-D Design...................... 3
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra.................................................. 4
CIS 396 Game Development Team.......................................... 3
CIS 397 Physics for Game Design........................................... 4
CIS 398 Gaming Final Submission........................................... 2
CIS 399 Video Game Demo Reel Creation............................... 2
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology......................................... 3

Program Total............................................................ 64

Contacts

Frank Heffner, PhD, Ext. 1426, TSI, frank.heffner@witcc.edu
Craig Barnes, BAS, MAS, Ext. 1231, TSI, craig.barnes@witcc.edu
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