Bachelor's of Applied Science in Game Development

SAE Institute North America

Program Description

Bachelor's of Applied Science in Game Development

SAE Institute North America

The Game Development Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a career in the interactive entertainment industry in as few as 32 months.

The Game Development degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s game development industry. Students attending this program learn both the technical and creative components of game development as well as the essential design principles of creative entertainment software.

Degree Progression

Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements.

Freshmen Year: Principles of Game Design, Introduction to Game Development, English Composition, College Mathematics, Programming for Games

Sophomore Year: Game Development 1 & 2, Logic and Math for Games, Environmental Science, Psychology, Game Stories and Characters

Junior Year: Game Development 3 & 4, Multiplayer Game Design and Technology, Modern and Contemporary Art, US History, Audio for Game Development

Senior Year: Level and Entertainment Design, Animation for Games, Game Feel and Juice, Literature, Game Development Capstone, Portfolio

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Game Mechanics
  • Scripting in C++ and Python
  • Level Design in Unity and Unreal
  • Logic and Math for Games
  • Game Art using Illustrator and Photoshop
  • 3D Modeling in Maya
  • 2D Game Development
  • 3D Game Development
  • Multiplayer Games
  • Game Narrative
  • Games Systems Design

YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE

  • A staged learning curriculum that has you building paper games, 2D games, and 3D games using industry standard software.
  • Develop the group skills necessary for bringing a project from conception to release.
  • Learn to script game events using both text-based languages like C++, and visual scripting like Unreal's Blueprint.
  • Create 2D and 3D art assets and bring them into your games.
  • Learn the game production pipeline including scheduling, scope management, sprint planning, product reviews, and product retrospectives.

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Game Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Level Designer
  • Technical Artist
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • VR Developer
  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Technical Director
  • Project Manager
  • Creative Director
  • Education Designer
  • Game Networking Engineer
  • Game Producer
  • Interface Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Game Engine Programmer
  • 3D Modeler
  • Mobile Game Developer
  • VFX Artist
  • Game Writer/Author
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 9, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
May 2019
Duration
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32 months
Full time
Price
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80,000 USD
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Sept. 2018
USA - San Jose, California
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May 2019
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