You will build a broad, solid foundation of game design fundamentals, and will acquire skills needed to manage team-based projects and presentations.
Studying game development, you will learn and utilize coding languages such as C++, as well as industry-standard software applications.
This in-depth, comprehensive program will engage you in both the independent and team process as you build a portfolio to demonstrate your skills and develop proficiency in job interviews.Read More
The associate degree program in Game Development and Simulation Programming (VDVA) will prepare students for entry-level careers in game programming, simulation programming, and software engineering as well as for entry-level positions in a variety of digital, desktop production environments.
Through a combination of theoretical and hands-on state-of-the-art laboratory experiences and small class sizes led by experienced instructors, the program emphasizes the application of knowledge to the design and development of games and simulations in order to prepare students for the exciting field of game development as well as for the simulation industry.
Students will learn how to design games, will be introduced to the game development process, will hone people skills and communications skills through team-based projects and presentations, will master coding languages such as C++, and will learn the use of industry-standard software packages.
An important component of the curriculum is building a portfolio that will include the 2D games developed by students.
Graduates from this program will be eligible for entry-level positions such as junior game designer, quality assurance engineer, and junior programmer.
This program also prepares students to further their education in NEIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in Game Development and Simulation Programming or Business Management.