What to expect
Students considering this area of emphasis should have an interest in developing new ideas and an aptitude for problem solving.
In the Game Programming area of emphasis, you will learn how to give life to video games. You will create and implement game code and scripts that support environments, characters, vehicles, cameras and special effects and allow them to interact with each other.
The courses in this area of emphasis offer a multi-language approach to object-oriented programming (OOP) – which is an approach to designing modular, reusable software systems – and how it functions on various game engines and platforms.
Common jobs for Game Programming grads are
- HUD/GUI Programmer
- Quality Assurance
- Independent Developer
- Level Designer