Specialization

Video Game Production

DESCRIPTION

Skills Explored Target Audience
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.
Specialization Description
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 Companies Hiring
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. Electronic Arts
Activision Blizzard
THQ
Square Enix
2K Games
Bandai America
Disney Online Studios
Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group
Naughty Dog
Konami Digital Entertainment
Warner Brothers Interactive
Nintendo
Sony Computer Entertainment
Microsoft Game Studios
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COURSES

Required Courses (4 units)






ITP-2804Video Game Production

Elective Courses (7 units)










Not offered in Spring 2014
ITP-21523D Modeling, Animation, Compositing and Special Effects
ITP-2304Video Game Quality Assurance
ITP-3914Designing and Producing Video Games
ITP-4914Level Design and Development for Video Games
ITP-4993Social Games Workshop

ITP COURSES OFFERED IN Spring 2014

Required Courses






ITP-2804Video Game Production

Elective Courses










Not offered in Spring 2014
ITP-21523D Modeling, Animation, Compositing and Special Effects
ITP-2304Video Game Quality Assurance
ITP-3914Designing and Producing Video Games
ITP-4914Level Design and Development for Video Games
ITP-4993Social Games Workshop