Specialization

Video Game Design and Management

DESCRIPTION

Skills Explored Target Audience
Write game design documents, stories, pitches, game budgets, test cases, test flow diagrams, and project status reports. Stay abreast of current video game trends. Marshall, Economics, Computer Science, & Cinematic Arts students, and all interested in studying Video Game Production.
Specialization Description
If you love video games and are interested in a career in interactive entertainment, take this opportunity to gain a basic understanding 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.

Requirements for completion (one core course plus two electives)
Minimum units: 10


Required course (4 units)
ITP 230- Video Game Quality Assurance (4 units) OR ITP 280- Video Game Production (4 units)

Elective (choose two courses for a minimum of 6 units):
ITP 230- Video Game Quality Assurance (4 units)
ITP 280-Video Game Production (4 units)
ITP 391a- Video Game Project Management (4 units)*
ITP 393- Video Game Design Management (2 units)*
ITP 491- Level Design and Development for Video Games (4 units)*

*Students must take ITP 230 or ITP 280 prior to taking ITP 391a or ITP 393 or ITP 491.
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. Producers are key contributors who manage projects through from concept to release. Electronic Arts
Activision Blizzard
Disney Interactive Games
Naughty Dog
Jam City
Treyarch
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COURSES

Required Courses (4 units)

Not offered in Fall 2016
ITP-2804Video Game Production

Elective Courses (6 units)






Not offered in Fall 2016
Not offered in Fall 2016
Not offered in Fall 2016
Not offered in Fall 2016
ITP-21523D Modeling, Animation, Compositing and Special Effects
ITP-2304Video Game Quality Assurance
ITP-391a4Video Game Project Management I
ITP-391b2Video Game Project Management II
ITP-3932Video Game Design Documents
ITP-4914Level Design and Development for Video Games

Additional Info

ITP COURSES OFFERED IN Fall 2016

Elective Courses






ITP-21523D Modeling, Animation, Compositing and Special Effects
ITP-2304Video Game Quality Assurance