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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu
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Arts Division
Certificate E0439

This multi-level certificate program offers skills needed to compete for a junior level creative career in the computer game industry or to transfer to other institutes for a more advanced study in the field. Students learn the core skills of designing games, planning, prototyping, creating art assets, scripting, integrating it all using standard game engines, testing, and other game development methodologies, while also learning to work in close creative collaboration with fellow team members. 

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Video Game Designers

      Video Game Designers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.11

      Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $87.62

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,194.12
      Annual Job Openings
      7,274

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Multimedia Artists and Animators

      Multimedia Artists and Animators

      SOC Career Code: 27-1014.00

      Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $75.04

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $76,692.94
      Annual Job Openings
      1,586

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Junior Game Designer - Introduction

    Arts Division
    Certificate E0439

    This multi-level certificate program offers skills needed to compete for a junior level creative career in the computer game industry or to transfer to other institutes for a more advanced study in the field. Students learn the core skills of designing games, planning, prototyping, creating art assets, scripting, integrating it all using standard game engines, testing, and other game development methodologies, while also learning to work in close creative collaboration with fellow team members. 

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ANIM 100Digital Paint and Ink3
    ANIM 108Principles of Animation3
    ANIM 115Storyboarding3
    ANIM 130Introduction to 3D Modeling3
    ANIM 131Introduction to Game Design3
    Total Units15
     

    Animation & Gaming Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Junior Game Designer Foundation

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0622

    This multi-level certificate program offers skills needed to compete for a junior level creative career in the computer game industry or to transfer to other institutes for a more advanced study in the field. Students learn the core skills of designing games, planning, prototyping, creating art assets, scripting, integrating it all using standard game engines, testing, and other game development methodologies while also learning to work in close creative collaboration with fellow team members.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of Junior Game Designer - Introduction coursework15
    PLUS
    Completion of Junior Game Designer - Foundation coursework 12
    Total Units27
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Junior Game Designer - Introduction
    ANIM 100Digital Paint and Ink3
    ANIM 108Principles of Animation3
    ANIM 115Storyboarding3
    ANIM 130Introduction to 3D Modeling3
    ANIM 131Introduction to Game Design3
    Total Units15
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Junior Game Designer - Foundation
    ANIM 140Introduction to 3D Animation3
    ANIM 141Game Level Design3
    ANIM 148Demo Reel3
    ANIM 151Team Game Development3
    Total Units12

    Recommended Elective

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ANIM 137AWork Experience in New Digital Media1

    Animation & Gaming Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu

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