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Interactive Media & Game Design

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A two-year program built on standards from the Common Career and Technical Core along with New York State's new Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards (CS/DF).

This is a gaming centered program that requires students to learn coding languages with the end user in mind. Students will have a path of coding, web, and game design - a modern way to communicate in a digital world. They will focus on computer science with an emphasis on training for jobs within the gaming industry. 
Topics covered are:
Computer Science
  • Impact of Computing
  • Program Design and Algorithm Development
  • Code Logic, Implementation & Testing
  • Intro to Unity interface
  • Survey of computer coding (html, python, java)
Gaming Industry
  • Industry Overview
  • Survey of games and game structure & skills
  • Game strategies
  • Game flow
  • Storyboarding
  • Survey of gaming codes
  • Character development
  • Basic game structure using Unity esports
Visual Design
  • Animation concepts
  • Basic platforms & designs in Adobe Photoshop
  • Visual design principles
Digital Fluency
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Literacy
  • Network & System Design
Certifications & Endorsements Technical Assessment:
  • Unity Beginner Level Programming Certifications (User)
  • Certified User: Programmer
  • Certified User: Artist
  • Certified User: VR Developer
Articulation Agreements:
CTE works with area colleges to ready students for the world of work and for the rigors of post-secondary coursework. This program is currently working with area colleges to obtain articulation agreements that will allow for advance standing or the issuance of credit to those CTE students meeting all program requirements and articulation agreement standards. Additional information will be posted soon.
Future Possibilities:
  • Web Developer
  • UX Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Junior Character Artist
  • Junior/Assistant Level Designer
  • Junior Level artist
  • Game Developer
Continuing Education Options:
  • Associates of Media Arts
  • B.S. Computer Science
  • B.A. Game Theory
  • B.A. Animation
  • M.F.A. Animation and Illustration
  • M.A. Game Design
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