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Program Specifications

Below you can find a detailed list of the classes and requirements connected to this program.

The following classes are required for this program.

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Core Courses


Class Name


GDES 043A Digital Character Animation 3.0
CIS 043 Software Development With Java 4.0

Select one (1) from the following:

ART 031A Beginning Drawing 3.0
ART 033A Basic Design: Two-Dimensional 3.0
ART 034A Introduction to Digital Art 3.0

Select one (1) pair from the following to total six units:

GDES 039A 3D Animation and Modeling Using Maya 3.0
GDES 039B Intermediate Computer Animation 3.0
GDES 082 Game Design and Architecture 3.0
GDES 082B Intermediate Game Design 3.0
16 Total Units

Video Game Art
and Design Certificate

Video game designers are a core member of video game development teams.

Game designers

They design and track the game development efforts to be held to the standards laid out in the overall design documents. Game designers act as the bridge and communicator between the diverse departments that build video games, such as programming, art, technical arts, audio, and marketing.

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Student Work


  • This program consists of 16 units

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