Game Development is the newest and most popular major in the CAT program. It offers concentrations in Game Design and Game Programming. There is also a weekly Game Dev Club .Bloomfield College's Creative Arts & Technology (CAT) Division has been incorporating game development into its Multimedia major since 1998, and developed the certificate and BA programs in Game Development in 2003-2004. It draws upon CAT's 20+ years of experience in the arts to deliver a complete industry experience utilizing programming, audio production, 2D graphics, 3D modeling and animation, and cinematography to build a program capable of providing the educational experience necessary to meet the needs of today's games industry.
With over 40 companies in the metro New York area developing casual, mobile, social, and serious games, there are plenty of opportunities for talented students to network, find internships and apply their craft as professionals after graduation. CAT graduates are working throughout the local industry and across the country in small to large organizations. Industry placement includes CafeMom, High 5 Games, Naughty Dog, MTV, Ryzing, SkyZone, The Electric Sheep Company, Vogster Entertainment, and many others. Four CAT alumni worked at Kaos Studios and helped release the highly acclaimed AAA games Frontlines: Fuel of War and Homefront.
Video and computer games are a $31 billion global industry, powered by an ever-growing creative and technical workforce. Depending on your strengths and interests (the artistic or the technical), you will choose from two tracks: Game Design or Game Programming. If you always wanted to know how to program your favorite game, why not create your own game and program it yourself, or with a team of CAT students.
SP TPCS:GAME ENGINE ARCH/PRGM CAT*360*E1
INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN CAT*108*1
GROUP GAME PROJECT I CAT*237*E1
ILLSTRTN&GRA DSGN FOR GAMES CAT*208*E1
INTERNSHIP I CAT*380A*1
CAPSTONE PROJECT CAT*420*I2
CAT 215 LEVEL DESIGN I
CAT 308 GROUP GAME PROJECT II
CAT 314 LEVEL DESIGN II*
CAT 318 GAME ARCHITECTURE AND GAME ENGINES
CAT 320 MULTIMEDIA II: INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
CAT 338 ADAPTING TO THE GAME INDUSTRY
CAT 209 GAME DESIGN METHODOLOGY
Tom Toynton (Coordinator)
Style Caves- Programming Teacher
Game Dev ClubEdit
Game Dev Club is a club at Bloomfield College in which students work together on the development of a game in a single semester. The club has 4 main goals: preparation, networking, experience, and building a portfolio. the games we make offers the students valuable experience with programs that are used to make games. Students will also work with other game development majors and have an opportunity to network with them. All of this will prepare students for obtaining a career in the game industry.
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