Game Design & Programming (A.A.S.) Degree

Bramson ORT College's Game Design and Programming Associate Degree is designed to meet the standard competencies necessary for employment in the game design industry. Students do not need any previous experience in Game Design or Programming to enter the program. The A.A.S Degree in Game Design and Programming is a 63-credit program, with 30 credits required and including Liberal Arts electives.

The curriculum includes computer programming and game development courses, such as, Introduction to Programming Logic and Design, Introduction to Game Design, C++ Programming, Game Software Engineering, Game Engine Architecture, Game Programming Direct3D, Al Game Development, Game Audio Development, Java Games, Multiplayer Game Programming, Mobile Application Development, Game Console Programming and Programming Linux Games. These courses are designed to prepare students in many game design genres and platforms by focusing on both the technical and creative end of this growing and multi-faced field. Courses in digital animation, character development and modeling, level designs interactive game storytelling, and light rendering add the uniqueness to this program. Liberal Arts courses will also be required such as Physics for Game Developer, Math for Game Developer and additional elective Liberal Arts courses.


Program Summary Chart

Program:

Game Design & Programming (A.A.S.) Degree

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters

Offered:

Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Game Design & Programming Associate Degree Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

Department:

More Information
Computer Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717 ext 1050
Email: computer@bramsonort.edu


Game Design & Programming
30 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS101 Introduction to Programming Logic & Design
3 Credits
CS205 C++ Programming I
3 Credits
GM114 Game Character Development and Modeling
3 Credits
GM205 Digital Lighting and Rendering for Games
3 Credits
GM100 Introduction to Game Design
3 Credits
GM110 Introduction to Game Programming
3 Credits
GM200 Game Software Engineering
3 Credits
GM213 Game Engine Architecture
3 Credits
GM120 Game Programming Direct 3D
3 Credits
GM211 AI Game Development
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
9 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select three courses from the following)
CS102 Introduction to Computer Programming
3 Credits
CS216 C++ Programming II
3 Credits
CS111 Java Programming I
3 Credits
CS201 Java Programming II
3 Credits
CS211 Java Programming III
3 Credits
CS218 Software Quality Assurance and Testing
3 Credits
CS241 Web Design
3 Credits
CS215 Systems Analysis and Design
3 Credits
CS208 Project Management
3 Credits
CS202 Database Design I
3 Credits
CS217 Database Design II
3 Credits
CS155 Computer Aided Drafting and Design
3 Credits
CS250 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting and Design
3 Credits
CS145 Computer Imaging and Illustration
3 Credits
CS245 Web Animation
3 Credits
CS242 Graphic Design Applications
3 Credits
CS246 Digital Animation and Visual Effects I
3 Credits
CS247 Digital Animation and Visual Effects II
3 Credits
CS296 Computer Internship I
3 Credits
CS297 Computer Internship II
3 Credits
GM201 Game Audio Development
3 Credits
GM202 Game Development in Java
3 Credits
GM203 Multiplayer Game Programming and Development
3 Credits
GM208 Mobile Application Development I
3 Credits
GM209 Mobile Application Development II
3 Credits
GM215 Game Console Programming
3 Credits
GM216 Programming Linux Games
3 Credits
ES110 Basic Electronics and Computers I
3 Credits
ES215 Robotics
3 Credits
ES226 PC Interface Circuit Design Technology
3 Credits
Required Arts and Sciences Courses
15 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
LA109 Interactive Storytelling for Game Design
3 Credits
SC112 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA122 Math for Game Developer
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Math
3 Credits
Select two courses out of the following:
EC100 Economics
3 Credits
LA140 American History I
3 Credits
LA141 American History II
3 Credits
LA160 American Government
3 Credits
LA161 Physics For Game Developer
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits

General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.


Career Outlook

Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other media. They create two-and three-dimensional models and animation. Examples of careers that Bramson ORT graduates have pursued can be found below.

  • Multimedia Artists and Animators



  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Bookkeeping Clerks. Salaries are listed by both position and Industry/Sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.

    Position

    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Video Game Designer

    $81,140

    Motion picture and video industries, Software publishers, Computer systems design and related services, Advertising, public relations, and related services.

    Multimedia Artists and Animators

    $61,370

    Motion picture and video industries, Software publishers, Computer systems design and related services, Advertising, public relations, and related services.