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Computer Game Programming

You bring your imagination. We’ll provide technical instruction and a space for multimedia exploration.

Alma’s Computer Programming program offers a comprehensive and organized curriculum for students interested in game creation. You’ll dive into the history, theory, and practice of game design, develop your storytelling skills, explore different media forms, and master advanced software programming crucial for contemporary gaming. This program will equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a leader in the gaming industry.

At A Glance

  • 44
    Credit requirement major
  • 3.5
    GPA requirement

Possible Careers

Game Designer
Mobile App Designer
Special Effects Artist
Game Tester
Multimedia Specialst

You bring your imagination. We’ll provide technical instruction and a space for multimedia exploration.

Alma’s Computer Programming program offers a comprehensive and organized curriculum for students interested in game creation. You’ll dive into the history, theory, and practice of game design, develop your storytelling skills, explore different media forms, and master advanced software programming crucial for contemporary gaming. This program will equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to become a leader in the gaming industry.

Get to Know Computer Game Programming

Meet the Faculty

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Explore the Curriculum

Learn more about the fundamental courses that will offer a roadmap for your academic growth and expertise development.

Program Highlights

The Computer Game Programming major at Alma College offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to build both technical skills and creative insights. After taking introductory writing, basic programming and data structures courses, students approach game programming through intermediate courses. 

In addition, students complete their studies with a capstone project applying their accumulated knowledge in a comprehensive, practical project that showcases their proficiency and innovation in game design. Other required and optional courses are available across various departments to enrich the learning experience. 

Students will become proficient in combining design, visual artistry, and technical skills, including sound and music integration. The program is committed to “Disciplinary Expertise” within an “Interdisciplinary Context of Learning,” and upholds values of

  • Ethical Integrity
  • Aesthetic Appreciation
  • Spiritual Sensitivity

This program prepares graduates to be innovative leaders in the gaming industry, and encourages students to explore and express stories through engaged learning experiences, promoting comprehensive development in both creative and technical spheres. 

 

Have any questions?

Contact us today for more information on this program and more.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Andrew Thall
(989) 463-7177
westgatebs@alma.edu

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800-321-ALMA
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