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  • Westwood College

    -- 14 locations in five states 
  • 14 locations in five states, plus a flexible online learning option
    14 locations in five states, US
  • 866-246-8831
  • gaming@westwood.edu
  • http://www.westwood.edu
  • Graphic Design: Major in Game Art (BSc, 3 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Software Development: Major in Game Software Development (BSc, 3 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

  • Campus:Yes         Online: Yes
  • In state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Out of state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
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  • Westwood College offers degrees in Graphic Design: Major in Game Art and Software Development: Major in Game Software Development.* Both bachelor’s degree programs provide the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to  begin a career in the gaming industry and can be completed in as little as three years.  Our faculty of professionals who work in their field will provide you with knowledge, training and insight you can use in your career.

    The game art program is designed to provide students with the ability to apply a core knowledge of art and animation techniques for employment in the game and interactive software industry. The curriculum emphasizes traditional 2D artistry, 3D modeling and animation.  In addition, general education courses assist students in applying critical thinking, logic, communication and problem-solving skills in managing challenges that occur in a game development environment.  This program helps prepare a student for an entry-level position in the game art industry.

    Program features include:

    • the creation of a game or interactive software product
    • 60% of core contact hours delivered via hands-on lab training
    • the opportunity to enter the annual 2D Game Development Competition that is judged by a panel of industry professionals
    • a final student portfolio to demonstrate your skills to potential employers


    The game software development program is designed to provide students with the ability to apply core knowledge of software engineering to employment settings through a curriculum that emphasizes game and interactive software development. In addition, general education courses assist students in applying critical thinking, logic, communication, and problem solving-skills in managing challenges that occur in a game development environment. This program helps prepare a student for an entry-level position in the game software development industry.

    Program features include:

    • more than half of your core contact hours delivered via hands-on lab training
    • development of software using industry standard programming languages and advanced software engineering practices
    • emphasis on game artificial intelligence and game engine architecture
    • courses in 2D and 3D graphics programming
    • a student portfolio and a complete working game to share when applying for jobs

    Check out a few of the games our students created:

    http://www.westwood.edu/gaming/finished-games/

    Please visit our website for specific information on our tuition rates.

    *Not all programs offered at all campuses. Program names, course topics and outcomes may vary by location.  Please review the catalog at the campus location of your choice for full program details.

     


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