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Bachelor's DegreeSoftware Development: Major in Game Software Development

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Online Video Game School at Westwood CollegeA game software developer is behind every bestselling Xbox®, PlayStation®, Nintendo® and PC game. As a developer, your duties may include writing, designing, developing and debugging programs and games. A Westwood College software development: major in game software development degree will prepare you for a career programming and creating games. Through developing your student portfolio and the conceptualizing and creation of a complete game, you'll learn everything you need to know to start your career in developing game software. You'll also have the opportunity to enter the annual 2D Game Development Competition. Each year a panel of industry professionals judge the competition and award prizes.

Program features include:

  • instruction in game artificial intelligence and game engine architecture
  • development of software using industry-standard programming languages and advanced software engineering practices
  • a final, complete working game to showcase your skills when applying for jobs
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*Westwood prepares students for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable tests/exams.

  • Course Info

    A software development: major in game software development degree opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:

    • Advanced Programming
    • Game Development
    • 3D Graphics Programming
    • 3D Game Architecture
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Computer Organization and Assembly Language

    Course breakdown

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    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Write procedural documents and plans for games or interactive software products
    • Apply specialized programming techniques that produce efficient software systems
    • Incorporate advanced software engineering practices and methodologies into software development
    • Develop software using industry-relevant programming languages, tools, and development environment
    • Evaluate the history and evolution of the interactive software industry

    Locations offering this degree:*

    California
    Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
    Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA

    Illinois
    O'Hare Airport Campus - Chicago, IL

    Colorado
    Denver North Campus - Denver, CO

    Online
    Online Campus

    *Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus of interest for current program offerings.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Careers

    Where could your Software Development: Major in Game Software Development degree take you?

    Our software development: major in game software development program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career programming games. Our faculty of professionals with experience in the software development field will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career.Take a look at a few of the career fields that may be available to graduates of this program. 

    • 3D Game design
    • 3D Graphics programming
    • Game development
    *Graduates without experience in the field will likely start in entry-level positions. Westwood College does not guarantee employment or salary.  Please refer to westwood.edu/disclosures for important information about our programs, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as information about median loan debt and potential occupations from the Department of Education. Westwood prepares graduates for certification. Graduates wishing to attain certification must take and pass any applicable test/exams.

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Software Development: Major in Game Software Development graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • Backflip Studios
    • Gazillion Entertainment
    • Hewlett Packard
    • Image Technical Solution
    • Nevo Solutions, Inc.
    • Obsidian Entertainment
    • Playwala, Inc.
    • Quicksilver Software
    • SQA Resources
    • U.S Department of Defense
    • Validus, Inc.
    • WebHostingPad.com Inc.

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
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  • Graduate Outcomes

    For important information about our programs, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as median loan debt and potential occupations listed by the Department of Education, select the link below related to the campus in which you are interested.

    For recently-added programs where there are no graduates yet, not all data is available  Additional information from those programs will be included in future releases. Data is included for any of the listed campuses where the program has been taught.

    The list of SOC codes is based on Department of Education standards pulled from IPEDS CIP-SOC crosswalk.  While the Department of Education requires all job titles to be listed, Westwood College has not found that our programs prepare graduates for all job titles listed. Actual entry-level jobs for graduates in each program may vary.