Game Design and Integration Pathway

  • Course Descriptions:

    Computer Game/Design: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective, or VAPA. Credits: 10.  The success of a video game depends on good quality video game design. This course engages students in the basic process of using technology to design video games. It involves learning about the history of video games, the design process, visual communication, graphic design, three-dimensional (3D) modeling, storyboarding, games genres, the creation of design documents, game engine integration, basic concepts of gameplay and computer programming.  

    Advanced Game Design: This course is UC “F” (visual and performing arts) approved and meets one of the following graduation requirements: vocational education or elective or VAPA (Prerequisite: Game Design) Credits: 10. This course deals with the advanced process necessary to complete the design of a complex video game. Students will review the design process and will learn about advanced visual communication and graphic design, enhanced 3D modeling, in-depth storyboarding and design document creation, various methods of character design, game engine integration, concepts of gameplay, advanced computer programming, dimensional form analysis and sound authoring.