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Animation & Game Development

Associate of Applied Science • 61 Credit Hours

Animation and Game Developer curriculum provides training in principles and techniques used to create interactive 2D and 3D computer games.

Create interactive 2D & 3D games.

Today’s games are very complex. They often require teams of programmers, designers, artists, testers, advertisers, and producers to organize and develop. The training needed for game development is enormous and warrants a complex education of multiple courses in multiple tools. The Animation and Game Development curriculum at Mountwest prepares students to enter this ever-growing field beginning with a foundation in object-oriented programming using Python. Then, students will create full 3D games via Unreal Engine’s visual scripting system, Blueprint. Building upon this knowledge and familiarity of Unreal Engine, students will spend their remaining time developing games using C++, Blueprint, and other 3D content creation software such as Blender. Completion of this A.A.S. degree will give students the experience of building real, multi-platform games to showcase in their portfolios.


Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Communicate clearly in writing and in speech in all professional situations.
  2. Apply design and development principles in the construction of computer games.
  3. Collaborate effectively with team members on projects.
  4. Develop games from design through production to release.
  5. Plan and manage projects efficiently and effectively by developing a detailed schedule of tasks, key design documents, and benchmarks using the best tools and best practices.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Strictly Business Computer Systems
  • Bungie
  • Epic Games
  • Blizzard
  • EA
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Garrett Mathis
Assistant professor

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