Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Game Development Option, A.A.S. - Computer Information Systems


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A degree in Game Development will prepare students for entry-level positions in programming, testing and game design. During the final semester of the degree program, game artists and developers will work in conjunction to create and manage a complete marketable game.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Recognize and evaluate critical and aesthetic issues within computer graphics and mixed media.
  • Compare and contrast game requirements based on genre.
  • Analyze player control, manual and visual interface design, and usability.
  • Identify phases in the game development cycle, as well as be skilled in project management and game documentation.
  • Work collaboratively and individually with an understanding of the production process utilized in industry-standard studios.
  • Communicate effectively in oral format on research and creative issues.
  • Apply critical thinking and aesthetic judgments in critiquing mixed media and computer graphics productions.
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Merge complex artwork and code to create a working video game.
  • Create a project report.
  • Set a mood using sound effects, ambient and environmental sounds, and music.
  • Demonstrate professionalism through creative and intellectual independence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical issues related to sound and video sampling and the current copyright laws pertaining to music, video and audio recordings.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Humanities General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Program Electives


Choose one course from below:

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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