Associates in Science DegreeĀ 

The Associate of Science Degree in Computer Programming will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.


Simulation and Gaming: Game Art

You can find our students and/or their work at these studios and projects:

  • Marvel
  • Valve
  • Nickelodeon
  • Harebrained Schemes
  • Xmen Battle Atom
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Wolf Toss
  • Shadow Run


The Video Game Art certificate is a comprehensive program that puts equal emphasis on the artistic and the technical side of 3D modeling and animation. Courses cover material that will take the student through the whole production process and workflow of 3D modeling and animation, from conceptualization to the final delivery of the rendered product. Curriculum spans traditional drawing techniques, life drawing and the technical fundamentals of 3D animation and modeling. Classes are taught in a state-of-the-art computer studio with the latest versions of industry-standard software packages.

Certificate Program

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Identify and differentiate the game development project lifecycle and associated documents such as the Pitch Document, Game Design Document, Technical Design Document, Art Production Plan, Project Plan and Game Prototype.
  • Identify and employ proper use of color media and associated materials as well as define, outline, and discuss basic to complex color theory for 2D artwork.


Required Courses for Simulation and Gaming (36 Units)
Required Courses Title Units
CIS/GAME-35 Intro to Game Development 3
CIS-38A Simulation & Gaming/3D Modeling 4
CIS-38B Simulation & Gaming/3D Animation 4
CIS-38C Simulation & Gaming/Dynamics & Rendering 4
CIS-78A Intro to Photoshop 3
ART-17 Beginning Drawing 3
ART-18 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART-22 Basic Design 3
ART-40A Figure Drawing 3
Electives (Choose one from list below – 6 units)


Electives (6 Units)
Courses Title Units
CIS-36 Intro to Computer Game Design 3
CAT/GAM-37 Beginning Level Design 3
CIS/GAM-39 Current Techniques in Game Art 4
CIS/CAT-54A Intro to Flash 3
CIS/CAT-79 Intro to Adobe Illustrator 3
ART-23 Color Theory and Design 3
ART-36 Computer Art 3
ART-36A Computer Art-Intro 3
ART-44 Animation 3




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