You’ll hit the ground running, learning core theory in Introduction to Programming and immediately putting it into practice. During second semester, in Object Oriented Programming, you’ll build upon and expand the programming theory you’ve already learned.
You’ll take Intro to Game Development, a course that identifies the characteristics of the diverse game genres and the career paths within them. Here, you’ll learn the differences between game art, game design, and game programming, and you’ll explore all aspects of creating a video game. You’ll learn what makes programming objects and effects within the game so appealing. You may also discover that you want to create characters or design virtual worlds in games. You’ll have the opportunity to look at all the roles in the game-making process and confirm your focus area during year two of the program.