• Put your fun and creative passion for video games to work by learning about opportunities in the Information Technology industry. You will complete rigorous project-based activities like single and multi-user game design, computer programming, animation and modeling. Be continuously challenged when you use C# (Unity), Java (Android Studio) and C++ (Unreal Engine). Amplify your resume by earning industry certifications in Adobe products or Microsoft Technology Associate. 

    For students to fully succeed in this class, we suggest they possess a passion for the gaming industry, prior computer knowledge and can type 40 words per minute.

    Industry Certifications:              

    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
      • Mobility and Device Fundamentals
      • Windows OS Fundamentals
      • HTMLS Application Development Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Office Specialist
    • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

     

    GAME, SIMULATION, ANIMATION PROGRAMMING

     

    8208300

    CIP#-0550041116

     4 Credits

    A

    8208110

    Game & Simulation Foundations

    1 Credit

     

    8208120

    Game & Simulation Design

    1 Credit

    B

    8208330

    Game & Simulation Programming

    1 Credit

    C

    8208340

    Multi-User Game & Simulation Programming

    1 Credit

     


    GAME, SIMULATION, ANIMATION, VISUAL DESIGN

     

    8208100

    CIP# 0550041114

    4 Credits

    A

    8208110

    Game & Simulation Foundations

    1 Credit

     

    8208120

    Game & Simulation Design

    1 Credit

    B

    8208130

    Game & Simulation Graphic Artist

    1 Credit

    C

    8208140

    Game & Simulation 3D Graphic Animator

    1 Credit

     


    GAME, SIMULATION, ANIMATION ADVANCED APPS

     

    8208400

    CIP# 0550041117

     

    A

    8208400

    Game, Sim & Animation Advanced Applications

    1 Credit

     

    9000420

    Information Technology Cooperative Education (OJT)

    Multi credits

     

    9000100

    Information Technology Directed Study

    Multi Credits

     


      

    CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
     

    YEAR ONE

    Video game genres, introduction to coding, several game builds (GameMaker in 1st year), game immersion, basic game design, game design documentation, digital portfolio & career readiness, NGT Competition- chance to win $10,000 (available in all years)!  Students also learn a variety about the software development industry including careers available and documentation used in the real world.  Industry documents include: customer surveys, problem statements, charters, use cases, business requirements, project plans, architecture, design documents, storyboards, test cases/plans, and more!

    YEAR TWO

    Programming - build 3D games in Unity & Unreal Engine, create multi-user games, coding (C#/C++/JavaScript), resume, & continue digital portfolio.  Students also work in Toon Boom Harmony on animations and Toon Boom Storyboard and are involved in the NGT competition.

    YEAR THREE

    2D & 3D Game Design - Adobe products, design, animation, storyboarding, color theory, logo designs for game companies, and 2D and 3D modeling.

    YEAR FOUR

    Advanced Applications- senior capstone project, finalize digital portfolio, & certification focus!  Students have multiple opportunities to earn certifications in this year as well as focus on one particular area of interest (choices of interest areas including: animation, project management, programming, concept art, or business).

    Please visit our class site MrsKirk.com!