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Programming for Electronic Games Program

Games have grown and developed from this limited in-the-box experience to something that’s everywhere now. - Shigeru Miyamoto, One of Nintendo’s Best Known Game Developers

What is Programming for Electronic Games?

Electronic games are more than a fun pastime. They are interactive systems used for a multitude of purposes that operate by sophisticated circuitry on platforms that include computers, arcade consoles, video/consoles/television sets, handheld game machines, mobile devices and server-based networks. Programming electronic games, which encompasses both their design and operation, requires both technical and creative skills of the electronic game programmer.

The IT - Programming for Electronic Games Program at Macomb

Macomb’s IT - Programming for Electronic Games Program will provide you base line skills in the programming of electronic games and simulation applications, including those used in advertising to market products and services. Taking courses in both Information Technology and Media and Communication Arts, you will learn storyboarding, principles of game design, designing and animating graphics using Flash, mobile game concepts and mechanics, theories and techniques involved in image creation and manipulation, 3D modeling, game physics and much more.

Programming for Electronic Games Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Programming for Electronic Games Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Business Communications
  • Computer and Information Processing Principles
  • Foundations of Business Information Technology
  • Introduction to Web Programming
  • C++ Programming
  • Digital Layout: Adobe
  • Previsualization
  • College Algebra
  • Game Programming in Direct X with C++
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Flash Multimedia 1
  • Advanced Game Development
  • Introduction to 3D

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT – Programming for Electronic Games

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in IT - Programing for Electronic Games, you will be qualified for positions that include computer programmer, game developer, software developer/system software, graphic designer, multimedia artist and animator, and web developer.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology

The credits earned in Macomb’s IT - Programming for Electronic Games Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s IT - Programming for Electronic Games Program?

For more information on the IT - Programming for Electronic Games Program at Macomb, contact the Programming for Electronic Games Program advisor: Professor George Schleis, 586.286.2214.

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