The Game Design and Development degree is a two-year Associate of Applied Science program that prepares students to work as a game developer or computer programmer.
There are three types of courses students will focus on in the degree: general computer science classes ensure every student has a solid programming background applicable to any development position, game development classes make certain students know how to apply their programming skill to create engaging games using an industry standard game engine, and art and multimedia courses provide the creative background necessary for students to effectively integrate with the diverse teams that work on modern games. Electives allow a student to customize their degree with additional classes in a chosen area of focus.
As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.