GAME 1459 Game Simulation Programming 2 CIP Code: 10.0304
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
External Hours: 0
Contact Hour Total: 80
Design and development of game and simulation programs including user interface design, mathematical elements, image and file structure, and software development techniques.
Prerequisite(s): Computer Science COSC 1437 is a prerequisite for GAME 1459.
Corequisite(s): There are no corequisite courses.
Co-enrolled: There are no co-enrolled courses. Notes:
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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.
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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/
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) course
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