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Game Design & Programming

Game Programming Bachelor of Science

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Program Overview

Game Programming students are those who want to be more than a gamer — they want to create the virtual worlds that attract the gamers. While pursuing a game programming degree, students learn coding, production, artistic concepts, and game play strategies. In this evolving industry, Game Programming students receive a hands-on introduction to programming, allowing them to collaborate on new ideas and techniques and speculate on those coming tomorrow.
Game Programming

Program Description

Available at the Renfrew campus.
194 credits - 58 courses - 36 months - 12 quarters - Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Game Programming has a strong applied focus in programming, mathematics, physics, game development, game design and teamwork to prepare students for a career as a Video Game Programmer.

The program is committed to the advancement of applied art, computer science, software programming and its role in the global culture. Upon graduation, Game Programming students will have acquired the training, programming knowledge and professional skills to interview for entry-level and junior programming positions at game development studios, web development companies, serious game companies (games designed to educate), social networking companies, and general programming listings.

Program objectives are to provide students the following:
• Bachelor of Science in Game Programming in a program emphasizing strong theoretical and practical knowledge.
• A hands-on, learning-centred educational environment that supports and enhances students’ professional and academic development as designers.
• Targeted preparation and training for entry-level employment and advancement opportunities within the programming field.
• Access to appropriately credentialed faculty with extensive industry experience.
Game Programming

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