Game Development - Production

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Computer Science, Technology & Business
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: NVC

About the Program

The specialization in Game Production provides training in principles and techniques used in the production of interactive 2D and 3D games. Students will have the opportunity to learn game testing, game design, programming and scripting languages, modeling and animation skills, level and world editors and game engines used to design and develop games, and will examine market research and business concepts related to game production and distribution processes.

Project management, creative design, teamwork and communication skills are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum to prepare students for entry-level positions in the game production industry. It is recommended that students consider this program as an entry point to continued higher education rather than as a terminal degree. Students should consider transfer plans with universities that offer Bachelor of Applied Science and/or Bachelor of Applied Technology degrees.

Program Brochure

Are there transfer plans in Game Production?

We have agreements with Texas A&M San Antonio, Texas State San Marcos, and University of North Texas. University of Houston Victoria is a good transfer option as well.

What is game production?

Game production is everything that goes into making a video game.

What will I learn?

You will be introduced to many areas of game development. It could be in the areas of managing, testing, designing, writing and creating. Communication skills, both verbal and written, are emphasized. This degree partners well with AAS 3D Animation and AAS Game Programming. 

Job Outlook

The specialization in Game Production provides training in principles and techniques used in the production of interactive 2D and 3D games. Students will have the opportunity to learn game testing, game design, programming and scripting languages, modeling and animation skills, level and world editors and game engines used to design and develop games, and will examine market research and business concepts related to game production and distribution processes.

Occupational profiles indicate an 13-18% growth for Multimedia Artists, Animators and Computer Programmers* by the year 2022 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

 

Contact Us

Emily Coppin
Admin. Specialist

Location:
MLH-201

Phone:
210-486-4352

Marisa Ramirez
Admin. Associate

Location:
MLH-201

Phone:
210-486-4354

John Grillo
Academic Chair

Location:
MLH-201A

Phone:
210-486-4054

Vicky Sertich
Program Coordinator

Location:
MLH-201

Phone:
210-486-4059