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The Game Programming specialization prepares students for entry-level positions in the video game industry using the principles and techniques of interactive game programming and software development .  Students will learn various programming and scripting languages, data structures, game and software testing,  game design, and game engine operation.  Project management, creative design, teamwork and communication skills are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum to prepare students to work on a creative team in the video game industry.  Graduates of this program have advanced training in programming languages including Java and C++.  These skills can be applied across industries which rely on  software development and computer programming.

Occupational profiles indicate an 11-14% growth for Multimedia Artists, Animators and Computer Programmers* by the year 2020 in the Alamo Region. (*When combining Game Development with 3D Animation). Estimated average hourly wage is **$23.87-39.10 in the Alamo Region. (Source: SOCRATES-Occupational Profiles-Alamo Region) **Note: Variations should be expected.

 Careers Available:

The following titles are examples of careers associated with this program but not limited to: (please note titles also include 3D Animation Careers)

  • Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Game Producer
  • Game Programmer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Game Tester
  • Special Effects


Academic Departments

Program Coordinators

Qi Wang
Phone: (210) 486-4401
Office: MLH-201

Julie Hoshizaki
Phone: (210) 486-4059
Office: MLH-201

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (210) 486-4352
Fax: (210) 486-9097
Office: MLH-201

Heather McCreery
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: (210) 486-4360
Office: MLH-201A