242 Jack Burke Res Center
Penn State Erie
The U.S. video game industry exceeds both the movie and music industries in revenues, $20 billion in 2008, employing a range of professionals, including graphic artists, software developers, and marketing specialists. Game development also finds its way into mainstream industries where graduates with gaming and graphic skills are needed to develop virtual worlds and experiences for their customers. Game development requires a multi-disciplinary approach to delivery that includes computing skills, arts, and cinema. This certificate is for the student who is interested in the digital arts and design aspects associated with game development. The URL is: http://www.behrend.psu.edu/academic/engineering/degrees/se/Game-certificates.htm
To earn an undergraduate certificate in GAME DEVELOPMENT: DIGITAL ARTS AND DESIGN, a minimum of 12 credits is required.
The following courses are required: Introduction to Gam Design (3 cr), Technical Game Development (3 cr), Advanced Game Design (3 cr) and Game Development Project (3 cr).
Effective Date: Fall Semester 2011
Last Revised by the Department: 11/11/2011