Game Development - Associate of Applied Science

(60 credits)

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
Core Requirements
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III, and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Rhetoric and Composition 34
Area II: Mathematics
Mathematics Appreciation 3, 43
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Any New Mexico General Education Requirements Area III Course with a "G" (4 credits) 2
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Any New Mexico General Education Requirements Area IV or V Course with a "G" (3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 33
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Core Requirements
ART 150Drawing I 33
Technical/Related Requirements 22
Image Processing I3
Evolution of Electronic Games3
Selected Topics1-4
Modeling and Animation3
Design Principles3
Level Design Concepts3
Creative Media Studio3
Professional Portfolio Design and Development1-3
Electives Based on Focus18
Arts & Animation
2D Animation3
3-D Character Design3
Environmental Scene Design3
3D Digital Sculpting3
Script Development and Storyboarding3
Electives (3 credits) - Advisor approved electives (ENGL, MATH, C S, ART, OECS, BMGT, CMT, ARCT, DRFT, MUS, THTR)
Game Design
Critical Game Studies3
Gaming Platform and Standards3
Game Tools and Techniques3
Script Development and Storyboarding3
Electives (6 credits) - Advisor approved electives (ENGL, MATH, C S, ART, OECS, BMGT, CMT, ARCT, DRFT, MUS, THTR)
Programming
Gaming Platform and Standards3
Game Tools and Techniques3
Electives (12 credits) - Advisor approved electives (ENGL, MATH, C S, ART, OECS, BMGT, CMT, ARCT, DRFT, MUS, THTR)
Total Credits60