Game testing, social games, video game trends, quality assurance, bug tracking, game design documents, special effects, character animation, Maya
BUAD, ACCT, IR, CS, COMM, CINEMA, FA, POSC, JOUR and any other students interested in studying Video Game Production.
Are you game? If you love video games and are intrigued by the interactive entertainment industry, take this opportunity to gain a basic understanding of all aspects of the video game development process. From game design to art and animation to programming and production, this specialization offers a comprehensive approach to learning about the various phases of video game production. You’ll also be exposed to the latest trends in the industry, including gaming platforms such as console, personal computer, online, handheld and mobile – and where they might be headed tomorrow.
Why Students Take It
To gain practical skills you can use in the game industry. An understanding of the video game industry and its production processes can be helpful not only in obtaining a game industry job but also when working in another project-oriented or entertainment field.
Industry & Career Info
68% of American households play computer or video games. U.S. computer and video game software sales grew 22.9 percent in 2008 to $11.7 billion – more than quadrupling industry software sales since 1996. Producers are key contributors who manage projects through from concept to release.
Disney Online Studios
Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group
Konami Digital Entertainment
Warner Brothers Interactive
Sony Computer Entertainment
Microsoft Game Studios