The curriculum for these areas has been developed in partnership with the animation and video game development industries. In addition to providing you with core courses necessary to move on to a higher degree, it focuses on technical and creative skills necessary to prepare you for a career in this field.
Game Development and Design
Associate in Science
This curriculum allows students to explore the entertainment technology landscape while still pursuing a broad-based education. With an emphasis on game programming, the program exposes students to the breadth of development and design processes. Students can further specialize in game design, production, engines and systems, graphics programming and animation, mobile, Web, audio and more.
The degree is intended specifically for students looking to have careers within the professional games industry or a related field, such as simulation, entertainment or visualization. This degree also provides students with a core computing education. Students will be mentored by industry professionals from world-renowned gaming studios while completing a game project.
Animation and Game Art
Associate in Science
This curriculum is taught at the Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC). It’s an intensive, hands-on program where students will develop skills in modeling, lighting, motion, and sound, while learning how to tell a compelling story. This degree provides a core computing education while at the same time training students in the technical and creative skills required in today’s highly competitive animation industry.
Students will be mentored by industry professionals from leading production houses, who will guide them to complete a short, animated project while following the typical production pipeline of a professional studio.
Virtual & Augmented Reality Technologies
College Credit Certificate
Virtual reality and augmented reality are emerging industries, which according to field experts have the potential to become the next big computing platform. Currently, both enterprises and consumers are the drivers of VR/AR adoption, and while videogames are taking center stage in this new platform, near-term applications for use include additional diverse industries such as entertainment, healthcare, automotive, retail, education, advertising, tourism, space, skilled trades, the military and law enforcement.
An education in VR/AR through MDC’s College Credit Certificate program will prepare students for careers in this new and exciting platform empowering the next generation of creative thinkers and tech makers. MAGIC will be certifying developers and VR/AR specialists through quality training, state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology, preparing them to meet industry needs at the highest level.