UAT’s Game Programming degree prepares students to take the controls in their careers. With this prestigious video game development degree, students develop a broad skill set, and are comfortable with many platforms and languages. Video game programmers develop games for web, console, PC and mobile devices. Video game programming has wide-ranging applications in the entertainment, business, research and training industries.
Game Programming degree graduates master the programming principles and techniques in all video game programming disciplines, in addition to C++ programming, scripting, data handling, DirectX/Open GL development, game engine architecture, game play interaction, artificial intelligence, networking and the use of middleware and industry APIs.
Examples of jobs related to this game development degree include Multi-Media Artists and Animators, Computer Programmers, Software Developers, Applications Software Developers, Systems Software, Web Developers, Computer Network Support Specialists and Computer Science Teachers (postsecondary).
UAT provides a myriad of advanced software, tools and other advanced video game programming resources reflective of what’s new and emerging in the game industry. This fuels students to innovate and practice what they learn in real-world settings. Oculus Rift Virtual Reality is just one example of progressive technology that creates leading-edge immersive and social game experiences tied to computer programming games. UAT’s Game Jams provide opportunities beyond the classroom to develop game prototypes and stretch each year within a 48-hour period during a single weekend. Technology sandboxes also include such innovative idea-creation spaces as UAT’s New Technology Lab with work stations for Video Game Development, Apple Development, Mobile Development, Virtual Reality, Mind Control and Motion Control.
To heighten learning and prepare for real-world collaboration, UAT fosters team projects with students in other video game development degrees, including Game Design, Game Art & Animation, Serious Game and Simulation and Game Production Management.
First in the world to introduce fully accredited game design and game programming degrees, UAT has one of the most prolific game developer degrees in the country. Today, the respected game programming college continues to be progressive in meeting the needs of this growing industry by fostering student innovation that prepares graduates to drive the most powerful areas of our economy.
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Courses in game programming will emphasize the essential issues and the skills required to develop games for multiple platforms such as web, console, PC and mobile devices. These skills have broader applications in related industries such as entertainment, business, research and training. Game programming students begin with the programming principles, skills and techniques shared in all programming disciplines and then specifically focus on game-specific features and techniques. Game programming emphasizes C++ programming, scripting, data handling, DirectX/Open GL development, game engine architecture, gameplay interaction, artificial intelligence, networking and the use of middleware and industry APIs. Students in game programming will also develop a critical approach to the study of gameplay, interaction and design. The UAT game programming student will have a broad, deep skill set and be comfortable on many platforms and with a myriad of languages.
Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.
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