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Game Programming, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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Tempe, AZ, United States
University Of Advancing Technology Game Programming degree (a.k.a. Game Coder degree) prepares students to take the controls in their careers. With this prestigious video game programming degree, students develop a broad coder skill set, and are comfortable with many platforms and languages.
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Overview

Courses in game programming will emphasize the essential issues and the skills required to develop games for multiple platforms such as web, console, PC and mobile devices. These skills have broader applications in related industries such as entertainment, business, research and training. Game programming students begin with the programming principles, skills and techniques shared in all programming disciplines and then specifically focus on game-specific features and techniques. 

Game programming emphasizes C++ programming, scripting, data handling, DirectX/Open GL development, game engine architecture, gameplay interaction, artificial intelligence, networking and the use of middleware and industry APIs. Students in game programming will also develop a critical approach to the study of gameplay, interaction and design. The University Of Advancing Technology game programming student will have a broad, deep skill set and be comfortable on many platforms and with a myriad of languages.

Game Programming Degree Objectives

  • Implement multiple completed games, including 3D games, using common tools, languages, and software for web, console, PC or mobile platforms.
  • Design, develop and implement the architecture and infrastructure needed to support a complete game project.
  • Implement and analyze fundamental data structures and algorithms associated with game applications supporting gameplay mechanics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:  

  • Production Studio 
  • Graphics Programming
  • Advanced Gameplay Programming
  • Game Tools Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Ability to express yourself
  • Critical thinker, problem solver
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Fascination to do more than play games—to understand how they work
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Passion for technology
  • Problem solving skills
  • Raw intelligence
  • Strong academic history
  • Support of family and friends
  • Takes games apart for fun (or thinks about it)
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tempe

  • 900 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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