Keiser University

Video Game Design, AS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science in Video Game Design presents the processes and skills required to perform game design and development. Students are immersed in creative and conceptual areas such as character development, 3-D modeling and animation, game documentation, game balance, interactive story telling and interface development.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • To develop a student’s ability to demonstrate knowledge of computer-based 3-D modeling, animation theory and techniques, level design and architecture, texturing and lighting.
  • To prepare graduates for jobs as entry-level game programmers, modelers, animators, level designers, texture mappers and story developers.
  • To develop a student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
  • To assist students with development of programming languages and game engines.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Video Game Design, students must earn 88.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Video Game Design Major Courses ( 64.0 credit hours )
Java Programming I 4 credit hours
Java Programming II 4 credit hours
C++  Programming  I 4 credit hours
C++  Programming II 4 credit hours
Photo Editing and Manipulation 4 credit hours
2-D Illustration and Image Editing 4 credit hours
Game Modeling and Animation 4 credit hours
3D Modeling Using 4 credit hours
3D Animation Using 4 credit hours
Advanced 3D Modeling 4 credit hours
Advanced 3D Animation 4 credit hours
Game Development 4 credit hours
Applied Game Design II 4 credit hours
Level Design 4 credit hours
Game Texture Mapping 4 credit hours
Applied Game Design 4 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )

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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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