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    At the UC Level School/Pathway is called Information & Computer Science (ICS)http://www.ics.uci.edu/ugrad/degrees/   which degree program Computer Game Science http://www.ics.uci.edu/ugrad/degrees/degree_cgs.php
     
     

    Undergraduate Major in Computer Game Science

    The Computer Game Science major gives students a strong foundation in introductory information and computer science, an extensive education in technologies and design practices associated with computer games, and an opportunity to focus in two areas of particular interest to the student. Students who complete the major will be able to create interactive and human-centered game designs; implement games using skills in modeling, graphics, software engineering, hardware architectures, human interfaces, and aesthetics; and evaluate games and game technology for their use in education, art, and social change.

    Career Paths. A wide variety of careers and graduate programs are open to Computer Game Science (CGS) graduates. The video game industry is comparable in size to the film and music industries, and job growth projections are strong for people with strong technical backgrounds. Many other fields, including mobile software development, interactive entertainment, and training and education software have a demand for similar skill sets and knowledge. CGS graduates are well-trained in computer science, and can thus pursue graduate programs or any career that involves designing, implementing, evaluating, or interacting with computer-based systems.

     
    Game Development Pathway at Norco College
       
    Game Art Character Modeling
    37 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
    The CHARACTER MODELING program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills for an entry-level job in the video game and animation industries; or for university transfer. Courses cover fundamental artistic skills, human and animal anatomy, character design, 3D modeling, and rigging a character for animation.
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    Game Art Environments and Vehicles
    31 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
    Students completing the GAME ART: ENVIRONMENTS AND VEHICLES certificate will be well qualified to create large scale models including environments, props, and vehicles, as well as indoor and specialized enclosures in video game worlds.
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    Game Design
    33 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
    Students completing the GAME DESIGN Certificate or A.S. degree will be well qualified in the game design process, including game design documentation, standard game design techniques and tools for rapid prototyping including both non digital and digital methods. Students will be prepared for transfer to a university game design program or to enter the field as an independent designer, assistant producer, or junior level designer.
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    Game Programming
    36-37 UNIT CERTIFICATE - 60 UNIT ASSOCIATE DEGREE
    Students completing the GAME PROGRAMMING Certificate or A.S. degree will be well qualified in the process of designing and coding programming logic for games including coding game rules, mechanics and simulations, to create complete modules and game experiences.
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    Java Programming
    13 UNIT CERTIFICATE
    The JAVA PROGRAMMING certificate provides focused in-depth training in writing, testing and debugging object-oriented code using the Java programming language.
     
     
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