Gogebic Community College

Computer Game Design Specialty
This interdisciplinary specialty brings together students majoring in Graphic Communications and Information Technology.  The computer game design specialty complements the knowledge and skills acquired in their majors with an understanding of game design and development.  This approach allows students interested in the art component of video games to take courses with students interested in the programming side of game design.
Information Technology Major
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Fall Semester Year 1 Spring Semester Year 1
ORI 100 Freshman Orientation 1 BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
CIT 170 Intro. to Computer Programming 3 CIT 180 Operating Systems 3
Math Elective 3-4 BUS 203 Business Communications 3
ENG 101 Freshman Composition or 3 ART 204 Digital Photography 3
ENG 105 Technical English CIT 150 3D Modeling and Animation 3
CRT 112 Electronic Pagination 3 15
CIT 140 Introduction to Game Design 3
16-17
Fall Semester Year 2 Spring Semester Year 2
BUS 205 Business Communications II 3 BUS 230 Principles of Supervision 3
CIT 250 Networking I 4 CIT 255 Networking II 4
CIT 240 3D Game Programming I 4 CIT 270 HTML Programming 4
Business or Art Elective 3 CIT 245 3D Game Programming II 4
Humanities & Social Science Electives 3 Humanities & Social Science Electives 3
17 18
  TOTAL 66-67
Graphic Communications Major
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Fall Semester Year 1 Spring Semester Year 1
ORI 100 Freshman Orientation 1 ART 208 Design and Composition II 3
ART 101 Basic Drawing 3 ENG 102 Freshman Composition II or 3
ENG 101 Freshman Composition I or 3 ENG 250 Technical Writing
ENG 105 Technical English ART 105 Life Drawing 4
CRT 112 Electronic Pagination 3 ART 109 Graphic Design I 3
ART 102 Design and Composition I 3 ART 220 Art Appreciation 3
CIT 140 Introduction to Game Design 3 CIT 150 3D Modeling and Animation 3
16 19
Fall Semester Year 2 Spring Semester Year 2
ART 106 Advertising Art Principles 3 ART 205 Advanced Advertising Art 3
CIT 170 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 ART 111 Typography 3
CIT 240 3D Game Programming I 4 CIT 270 HTML Programming 4
Math Elective 3-4 CIT 245 3D Game Programming II 4
Social Science Elective 3 ART 204 Digital Photography 3
16-17 17
  TOTAL 68-69