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Program Overview

The Game Development curriculum at Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) allows students to immerse themselves in the study of entertainment technology, while still pursuing a broad-based education.

The program has an emphasis on game programming, exposing students to a range of development and design processes. Students can further specialize in game design, production, game engines and systems, audio, graphics and animation, and Web and mobile applications. The degree is intended specifically for students who are interested in careers within the professional games industry or a related field, such as simulation, entertainment or visualization. This degree also provides students with a core computing education. Students will be mentored by industry professionals from world-renowned gaming studios while completing a game project.

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Program Details

The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most discipline courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

As part of this program, you’ll explore a wide range of areas

  • User Interface Design
  • Game Development Project
  • Object Oriented Programming Using C++
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to Game Development
  • Network Programming for Game Development
  • 3-D Programming I
  • 3-D Programming II - Virtual Reality

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Animator
  • Assistant Producer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Creative Director
  • External Producer
  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Artist
  • Lead Artist
  • Lead Programmer
  • Level Editor

Why MDC's Game Development Track?

  • National recognition and regional accreditation
  • Seamless transfer of existing credits toward the degree
  • Conveniently located/scheduled classes
  • Quality education with an affordable tuition
  • Financial assistance

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