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Undergraduate Certificate Program

Chris Coulston
242 Jack Burke Res Center
Penn State Erie
Phone: 814-898-6988

Behrend College


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 students who are interested with the technical programming associated with game development. The URL is

To earn an undergraduate certificate in GAME DEVELOPMENT: TECHNICAL PROGRAMMING, a minimum of 12 credits is required.



The following courses are required: Introduction to Game Design (3 cr), Technical Game Development (3 cr), Advanced Game Production (3), and Game Development Project (3 cr)

Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2011

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 11/11/2011



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