Jul 12, 2024  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Game Development: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 21 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information
Program Information 801-957-3361
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
See program website

Trudy Richardson - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting

Program Description
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field.  The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communication Technology.

Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Proficiency Gave Development will prepare themselves to for entry level work in a related profession. Game Development technical artists find varied careers in the creation of digital 2D and 3D art and animation in the video game, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and internet industries. The Certificates of Proficiency in Game Design or Motion Graphics may be used as stackable credentials for the Visual Art & Design Animation AS or AAS degrees.

Career Opportunities
Upon completion of program, students may qualify for work as assistants or junior technical artists in various media fields using game engines or 3D art.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This certificate is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and preprofessional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books: $ 100 - $300 depending on electives chosen (most Animation courses utilize OER resources)
Supplies: $ $100-$300 depending on electives chosen
Course Fees: $65

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 2 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 12 credits per semester. Less than 12 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with traditional drawing, Photoshop, Math, and basic programming helpful.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy

Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing, story, animation, & visual design skills.

1, 2, 4, 6, 7

Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing, story, animation, & visual design skills.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Engage in collaborative production development practices and interdisciplinary experiences.

1, 2, 4, 6

Exhibit a working competency of both the arts & technologies involved in at least one specific area of the games production discipline.

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

Each course may only be used once to fulfill elective or general education distribution area requirement.

Students wishing to transfer in program related credit(s) are required to have a portfolio review completed; in addition, to submitting prior transcripts. See transfer evaluation page at http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/index.aspx on how to submit transcripts.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the recommended sequence.

Some courses may require prerequisites not required for completion of the program and not listed in the Recommended Sequence or degree requirements. Students wishing to take those courses should plan on extra time to complete the prerequisites. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status. Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class.

Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

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