Course Catalog

Gaming Development - CSD4 Diploma

Program Description: Game Development is the academic field focused on the creation of electronic games. The field includes interactive graphics/animation programming, fundamental computer science, game design, studio art, electronic art, narrative storytelling, and critical game studies.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 45
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 2740 Introduction to Game Development 4
CIST 2741 Advanced Game Development 3
Programming Elective - Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
CIST 2311 Visual Basic I 4
CIST 2341 C# Programming I 4
CIST 2351 PHP Programming I 4
CIST 2361 C++ Programming I 4
CIST 2371 Java Programming I 4
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
83A2 - 3D Gaming Animation (24 Hours) 24
CIST 2730 Introduction to 3D Animation 4
CIST 2731 Intermediate 3D Animation 4
CIST 2732 3D Character Animation 4
CIST 2733 3D Graphics for Gaming I 4
CIST 2734 3D Graphics for Gaming II 4
CIST 2736 Introduction to Motion Capture 4
Faculty & Staff

Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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