Game Programming & Design

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Degree

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Experience

Game designers thrive on creativity and imagination, and 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.

Gaming Lab Experience

As a student, you'll have access to a modern gaming lab equipped with cutting-edge technology where you'll complete hands-on projects and build a portfolio.

A semester-long capstone assignment is a requirement and involves the design and development of a game software application. Through this capstone course, you'll develop essential communication and tech skills.

State-of the-Art Tech

Faculty provide you with opportunities in Virtual Reality, 2D/3D modeling, motion capture, 3D printing, and rapid prototyping. Plus, you'll have the option of entering a game jam, which is a hackathon for video games.

Study 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. As a hybrid program, this degree can be completed with at least 50% of the courses available online.

FLCC Online

The 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.

Transfer Opportunities

An established articulation agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology means that FLCC graduates with this degree can easily transfer into RIT’s Game Design and Development program.

These schools all offer bachelor's degrees in game design and closely related programs.

  • Alfred State College
  • SUNY Canton
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Career Opportunities

Your education will provide you with experience in the design and development of game application software. Careers in gaming offer an innovative and hands-on work environment. Plus, starting salaries for jobs in this field can be generous.

Some career paths include:

  • Game Developer
  • Character Artist/Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Game Mechanic Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Visual Effects Artist
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