Simulation and Game Development A.A.S.

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The Simulation and Game Development curriculum provides a broad background in simulation and game development with practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio/video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and management.

Students will receive hands-on training in design, 3D modeling, and programming for the purpose of creating simulations and games.

Graduates should qualify for employment as designers, artists, animators, programmers, testers, quality assurance analysts, engineers and administrators in the entertainment industry, health care, education, corporate training, and government organizations. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

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

  • Utilize computer programming languages such as C/C++, C# VB, Java, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of software packages commonly used in game development such as Maya, Unity3d game engine, Adobe graphics software, etc.
  • Exhibit story design and development skills(GE I.2)
  • Use all Microsoft Office programs (for budgets, communications, scheduling, planning, etc.)
  • Demonstrate soft skills such as verbal skills, teamwork, and good work ethics (GE V.6)
  • Exercise entrepreneurial skills in portfolio management and/or business management (GE III.5)

Admission Policy

  1. Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma.
  2. Complete College admissions and testing procedures.
  3. Interview and advisement with Coordinator of Digital Effects and Animation Technology Program.
  4. NC DAP Developmental Reading and English Composite Score of 136-150 or successful completion of DRE 097.
  5. NC DAP score of 7 or above in DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMS 030 or successful completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

Additional classes may be admitted to the program as deemed appropriate by the College. Due to limited laboratory space and course prerequisites, only students admitted to the Simulation and Game Development Program may enroll for courses with the SGD prefix. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces, students will be admitted based upon the program application date.

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU

English Composition

(Select 3 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disc

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 113Literature-Based Research

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP

Social/Behavorial Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Mathematics

(Select one of the following sets)

Set 1:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy

3

FA, SP, SU

Set 2:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry

4

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SGD 111Introduction to SGD

3

FA, SP
SGD 112SGD Design

3

SP
SGD 113SGD Programming

3

SP
SGD 1143D Modeling

3

FA
SGD 162SG 3D Animation

3

SP
SGD 168Mobile SG Programming I

3

SP
SGD 212SGD Design II

3

FA
SGD 213SGD Programming II

3

FA
SGD 2443D Modeling III

3

SU
SGD 289SGD Project

3

SP

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
SGD 116Graphic Design Tools

3

FA
SGD 2143D Modeling II

3

SP

General Elective

(Select 9 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CSC 134C++ Programming

3

SP
CSC 151JAVA Programming

3

SP
CSC 249Data Structure & Algorithms

3

DEA 111Introduction to DEAT

3

FA
DEA 2133D Design and Animation I

3

SP
DEA 2143D Design & Animation II

3

SU
FVP 114Camera & Lighting I

3

SU
FVP 227Multimedia Production

3

SP
FVP 238Software Applications for FVP

3

SP
SGD 117Art for Games

3

SP
SGD 135Serious Games

3

SP, SU
SGD 158SGD Business Management

3

SP, SU
SGD 161SG Animation

3

SP, SU
SGD 164SG Audio/Video

3

SP, SU
SGD 165SG Character Development

3

SP, SU
SGD 172Virtual SG Environments

3

SP, SU
SGD 174SG Level Design

3

FA
SGD 181Machinima

3

SP, SU
SGD 2103D Data Capture

3

SP, SU
SGD 237Rigging 3D Models

3

SU

Total Credit Hours: 66-70