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2014-15 College Catalog

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Gaming and Simulation Design - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 276

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in game design, simulation, or digital entertainment. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. The main emphasis in the Gaming and Simulation Design area of study is the development of fundamental principles, conceptual abilities, and technical skills in visual art, game and simulation design and production, demonstrated in a student’s transfer portfolio.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

7-8

must include one course with lab

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

2-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-101Two-Dimensional Art and Design

3

ARTT-112Introduction to Digital Media

3

ARTT-114Time-Based Media

3

ARTT-120Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation

3

ARTT-121Introd. to Gaming and Simulation Design

3

ARTT-223Motion Graphics

3

ARTT-250Portfolio Assessment

1

ARTT-270Multimedia Authoring & Design I

3

ENGL-230Technical Writing

3

Electives – Select 6-7 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ARTT-148Digital Imaging, Raster Program I

3

ARTT-260Designing for Interactive Environments

3

ARTT-271Multimedia Authoring & Design II

3

ARTT-280Web Design and Production I

3

CADD-103Intermediate CAD

3

CMSY-121Structured Logic and Program Design

3

CMSY-152Introduction to Javascript

1

CMSY-181Introduction to C++ Programming

4

CMSY-205Advanced JavaScript

3

Total Credit Hours: 61-68