Game Programming & Design
Associate in Science (A.S.)
There is no industry that combines programming, creativity, and graphic design quite like the game industry. Get ready to level up into a unique career that builds on your gaming knowledge and high-tech expertise!
A.S. Program Overview
Game designers thrive on creativity and imagination. The gaming industry offers diverse job opportunities in programming, creative writing, computer science, and graphic design. If you have a passion for video games and see yourself designing them or being part of their creation, studying Game Programming and Design may be the right move for you.
This hands-on degree is tailored for aspiring game designers. Throughout your studies, you'll be part of a collaborative classroom environment. Each of your classes use the most up-to-date industry equipment.
Professional Gaming Lab
Practice your programming and design skills in our modern gaming lab equipped with innovative technology. You'll complete hands-on projects and build a portfolio. Your capstone project involves designing and developing a game that showcases your communication and technical skills.
FLCC's facilities will provide you with opportunities in virtual reality, 2D and 3D modeling, motion capture, 3D printing, and rapid prototyping. You'll also have the option of participating in a game jam hackathon event.
Online Courses Available
Over 75% of our Game Programming and Design courses are available online. Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
A.S. Program Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Collaborate with other students on large projects, working with multiple disciplines to develop games from design through production to release.
- Use problem solving and logic to create and implement algorithms and assets according to given limitations and requirements.
- Develop a detailed schedule of tasks, key design documents, and benchmarks with a constant reflection and review of tools and best practices.
- Develop and publish a professional portfolio on the World Wide Web.
Seamless Transfer Opportunities
Our articulation agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology helps you transfer into RIT's Game Design and Development program. Other four-year colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in game design or related programs include:
- Alfred State College
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- SUNY Canton
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Four-Year Career Pathways
Your education will provide you with experience in game design and development. Careers in gaming offer an innovative and hands-on work environment with generous starting salaries. Some career paths include:
- Character Artist/Animator
- Game Developer
- Game Mechanic Designer
- Sound Designer
- Visual Effects Artist
Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities
Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. Over 75% of FLCC students receive financial awards that reduce the cost of college — or cover it completely!
"Professors in this program are passionate about games, and they offer great assistance every step of the way. Tests are replaced in part by projects, which removes a layer of stress and allows for creativity and learning along the way."