Video Game Design
In this project-based approach to learning Video Game Design, students will learn to create fine arts using the computer and a variety of cutting-edge software to manipulate images with stunning techniques. Students will refine their ability to transform thought into meaningful images using the vocabulary of the visual arts and become increasingly skilled with progressively more advanced digital tools and technologies.
Video Game Design and Development is intended to be a 4-year pathway program. In the first year, students use Unreal Editor to learn the basics of designing, developing and creating video games. Students will learn storytelling, level design, character design, game art creation, and visual scripting.
In subsequent years, students will build more complex games in teams where they can specialize in a particular role or discipline. In addition to honing their skills they acquired in the first year, they will also incorporate task, time, and budget management techniques. Students in advanced years will also be collaborating with other departments and have an opportunity to create their games for use in virtual reality (VR).