A career in game development can be a rewarding venture for the dedicated video game enthusiast. To be a key player behind the scenes, one must have a concrete understanding of how a game works—and sadly, years spent as a video gamer wouldn’t be enough to fill this requirement.
What are undergraduate programs you can take in order to have a successful career in game development? Two specialized programs at CIIT Philippines can help you earn the much-needed foundational skills and know-how.
The Computer Science and Entertainment & Multimedia Computing specializations are two Bachelor of Science programs that can equip you with skills necessary in professional game development. While they may seem similar, the two have very pronounced differences. We’ll walk you through them in order to better understand which program suits your needs.
In the digital age, technology reigns supreme. Almost everyone relies on programmers, one way or another, whether or not they are aware that they are. Mobile apps and computerized systems crafted and developed by programmers allow us to live our lives with more convenience, security, and opportunity.
CIIT Philippines’s Computer Science program teaches skills that would be most beneficial to the field of game development. From the software engineering down to the actual discipline required to pull off years-long labor poured into a single project, a computer science expert would do well and likely thrive as a game developer.
CIIT believes that, in order to be a successful computer science expert, one must not be limited to textbook knowledge, but rather must also be proficient in solving real-world problems. By instilling this principle, graduates of the Computer Science program can lend a more rounded view on conceptualizing video games.
Overall, CIIT teaches in-demand skills that will mold students into versatile practitioners who may find opportunities across various industries, such as complex coding, and mobile app and website development. Game development is just one of the many industries you can consider and explore as a computer science expert. With a degree in BSCS, the world can be your oyster.
Entertainment & Multimedia Computing
We’d like to think that this degree program was tailor-fit specifically for a video game enthusiast. Under the Entertainment & Multimedia Computing program, you will learn to turn your passion into a professional career. What would be better than having a chance to build games like the ones you enjoy playing?
As mobile technology continues to evolve and expand, game developers also frequently push past the limits of video games as we know it. Now is the best time to be a part of the industry; with so many innovations waiting for us in a matter of years, wouldn’t you want to have firsthand access to future trends before the world even experiences them?
At CIIT Philippines, you will learn foundational skills of conceptualizing and designing a system as well as creating the graphics and planning the sequence of your story. From specialization courses like Freehand and Digital Drawing, Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Design, Game Theory, and even Technopreneurship, Audio Design and Sound Engineering, and Game Networking, you can be well-rounded not only in the production of your video game, but also in its distribution, be it suitable for handheld devices or consoles. We will also connect you with one of our company partners, helping you get the real-world experience needed to master the industry as a professional.
Both Computer Science and Entertainment & Multimedia Computing can land you a job in game development. What will break the tie depends on what aspect of game development you want to pursue, and if you’d rather commit to the gaming industry or give yourself the option to explore other industries whenever you desire.
If you prefer versatility and the room for flexibility, then go for Computer Science. By pursuing this program, you will be able to master programming that can help you create video games in the future. At the same time, you will also be sought-after across other industries for the same set of skills.
If you see yourself sticking with video games, Entertainment & Multimedia Computing is for you. At CIIT, you will learn both the art and the science of video game development. As a bonus, we’ll also guide you through the entrepreneurial aspect that is a given when you decide to develop as an indie creator.
Invest in yourself and kickstart your future by enrolling at CIIT Philippines. As an educational institution that promotes high-quality, industry-based teaching, we aim to ensure that our students will be able to acquire competence in skills that can open employment opportunities even before graduation. Inquire today to learn more about our college courses.