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Game Development and Entrepreneurship

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The Game Development and Entrepreneurship program is designed to provide students with a wide range of game design development expertise. You will be immersed in the game design and development process from day one and will develop video games beginning in your first year. Successful students develop their technical, management and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment. They learn to work with programmers, artists, and designers to create innovative products that push the medium to its limits. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to quickly advance your career in the gaming, interactive media, and simulation industries (among others), or become an entrepreneur in charge of developing and managing your own gaming/interactive media studio.

An innovative gaming and virtual reality laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art software and equipment including motion capture facilities, an audiometric (sound) room, 3D displays, and the latest in interaction devices to allow for the development of high-quality animation, 3D models, sound recording and production, game engines and gameplay code.  Students may take the required business courses to obtain a minor in Marketing, Game Programming, Game Production Management, or Operations Management.

Courses include:

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Animation and Production
  • Artificial Intelligence for Gaming
  • Game Engine Design and Implementation
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Introduction/Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction/Intermediate/Advanced Game Design
  • Law and Ethics of Game Development
  • Marketing for IT
  • Object-Oriented Programming

Career opportunities include:

  • 3D modeller and animator
  • creative director
  • game designer
  • game programmer/developer
  • game producer
  • game user researcher
  • level designer
  • level editor
  • serious game and simulation designer/developer
  • technical marketing and advertising in web and new media
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