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.
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.
Animation & Game Developer
2020 Median Pay
$110,140 per year
Number of Jobs
1,847,900 in 2018
Much faster than average employment.
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.
Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Animation & Game Development will have the skills to obtain employment as programmers web/game designers, product testers, animation designers and project managers.
Employment of software developers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Software developers will be needed to respond to an increased demand for computer software.