Computer Gaming (CSE)

Professional Technical Certificate


CSE 101: Computer Basics/PC Hardware and Internet Tech

Credits 5

Learn about computer systems and the physical components that make them work. We will explore how software interacts with hardware as well as alternate computing hardware such as mobile and tablet devices. We will also cover performance characteristics of hardware components and how to mitigate bottlenecks in software. The internet is the backbone of connected services. Learn to make web applications and utilize the cloud infrastructure to build robust and scalable websites.

CSE 102: Foundations of Game Development

Credits 5

Games are complex systems that use software code to simulate your fantasy world. Learn about how to manage object state and use object oriented design to organize your game system into manageable parts.

CSE 103: Game Design Fundamentals/Storyboard Development

Credits 5

Since good games don't just happen, it is important to create a comprehensive script defining your game world and what the player should experience. Learn to create detailed Game Design Documents (GDD) and storyboards.

CSE 110: Game Design I / Draw Animation

Credits 5

Creating art assets for video games can be a demanding process. It is impossible to build good concept art for games without basic drawing skills. Improve your artistic abilities and learn how to apply those abilities in the digital world using tools such as Photoshop and Blender.

CSE 111: Game Development I / 2D Game Programming

Credits 5

Write software to simulate 2 Dimensional environments and build virtual worlds. Learn techniques to track and interact with game objects in real-time with programming languages and game engines.

CSE 120: Game Design II / 3D Modeling

Credits 5

Learn to take your sketches and turn them into 3D objects. This class teaches you to use your concept art to create a mesh, paint the mesh with textures, and adjust 3D lighting and material effects in Blender and GIMP.

CSE 130: Game Design III / 3D Animation Techniques

Credits 5

Modern 3D games employ many techniques such as motion capture, inverse kematics and key frame animation to achieve realistic movement for game characters. Learn to set up 3D characters with bones so that they can respond normally to outside events or play back in scripted moves.