Through collaborations with other students, internships, classroom teaching and hands-on experience, you'll immerse yourself in computer science and game programming techniques, as well as best-practices for software engineering and game production.
This deep set of proficiencies in multiple areas will increase your marketability in this fast-paced industry. With a large game portfolio and experience working on game production teams, you'll graduate with a distinct set of state-of-the-art skills.
By the time you complete the academic and internship requirements for your Game Programming degree, you will be able to perform the following activities.
- Solve complex logic problems using the tools and techniques found in computer science, software engineering and game programming.
- Write clear and efficient code in the programming languages relevant to professional game development, following appropriate coding standards and industry practices.
- Build systems that employ common approaches to game AI, game physics, game networking, game graphics (2-D and 3-D), operating systems and file formats.
- Solve complex software architectural design problems found in multi-platform, multi-user and/or multi-component game engine development.
- Apply knowledge of contemporary computer architecture to software engineering problems.
- Solve complex problems by using appropriate mathematical tools including those developed through algebra, geometry/trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics and physics.
- Build interactive software as part of a development team (including artists, animators, designers, producers and/or other programmers).
- Implement effective design, production and testing techniques (including appropriate project engineering and management) through all phases of game development as relevant to programmers/engineers.
- Communicate effectively (through the use of written material and visual presentations) to both technical and non-technical game developers.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
- Use appropriate resources to research, develop and contribute to advances and trends within the field of game development.