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  • Fingerlakes Community College

    -- Canandaigua, NY 
  • 3325 Marvin Sands Drive
    Canandaigua, NY 
    US
  • (585)785-1278
  • (585)394-5005
  • admissions@flcc.edu
  • http://www.flcc.edu/academics/gameprogramming/index.cfm
  • Game Programming and Design (Associate's, and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), 2 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

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  • 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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  • Game Programming and Design

    The Degree

    Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

    The Outlook

    Game programming is one of the fastest growing industries in the computer programming and technology sector. According to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the software publishing industry, of which game design and programming is a part, has doubled since 1990 and is expected to continue this growth, increasing by 68% between 2004 and 2014.

    The Program

    Students in the A.A.S. in Game Programming and Design degree program will learn how to use the most recent technologies and tools for Web application development. Students will also gain a high degree of hands-on experience with the design and development of game application software while also learning the theory and fundamentals of game design and programming, such as developing and applying an algorithmic approach to problem solving, using structured programming techniques, and designing and building databases. The capstone project for this program is the design and development of an actual game software application. Throughout the program, students will collect samples of their work and create a professional portfolio to be used in pursuing a job in the game industry.

    The Graduates

    The gaming industry continues to grow exponentially, and the gaming companies continue to look for qualified workers. Graduates can work from their home for a wide variety of firms involved in the gaming industry. Graduates of this degree program can expect to find careers in the fields of game design, game programming, and game management, among others.

    The Faculty

    The Computing Sciences faculty bring to FLCC a wide breadth of talent and a great depth of experience. Each faculty member specializes in a particular area of the discipline, and continually strives to stay current in that area. We are committed to providing students with the most up-to-date programs and courses, and strive to provide our students with excellent education.