2021-2022 Catalog Vol. 82 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog Vol. 82 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GAME 1443 Game and Simulation Programming 1

CIP Code: 10.0304

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
External Hours: 0

Contact Hour Total: 80

Game and simulation programming. Includes advanced pointer manipulation techniques and pointer applications, points and vectors, sound, and graphics.

Prerequisite(s): Computer Science course COSC 1436, Introduction to Programming in C++, is a prerequisite for GAME 1443.

Corequisite(s): There are no corequisite courses.

Co-enrolled: There are no co-enrolled courses. Notes:

Texas is the #2 ranking state in the employment of game development personnel. There are 266 game companies in Texas, according to the Entertainment Software Association. A list of Texas Game Development company websites is available at GameDevMap.com. 

The blend of gaming, technology, arts, film, music, and living cost makes Texas one of our nation’s most attractive game production areas. Typical Job Titles Game Designer, Level Designer, Game Scripter/Programmer, Game Tester, or Game Producer. These are not the only occupations possible in this area of study.

Texas hosts some of the largest conferences, festivals, and gatherings opportunities for game developers. Such as SX SW: Game Expo (South-by-South West), Classic Game Fest, and IDGA. Developers showcase the current games and trends, share knowledge, participate in workshops, and network for new job opportunities in the industry, 

Best Jobs in America (2015) - CNN Money 

Entertainment Software Association (ESA) www.theesa.com 

Regional Labor Market Information 

Video Game Designers: New workers generally start around $48,227. The average pay for Video Game Designers is $86,243 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $114,614.  

Career and labor market research tools: 

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 O*NET: https://www.onetonline.org/ 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course

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