Catalog Year 2017/2018
 

Prepares graduates for a career in the interactive technology capacities, such as Multimedia Artist, Visual Efforts Artist, Interactive Content Designer, Interactive Media Designer, Digital Animator, Graphic Designer, Modeling & Simulation Engineer, Simulation Application Developer, Web Developer, Game Designer, Game Developer, and Application Programmer. Game design and development skills covered include animation, graphics, 3D modeling
and simulation, game engines, user interfaces, game scripting, and game programming.
 

 

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Andy Yao
Program Manager
To schedule an advising appointment, please contact Andy Yao by email.
301.846.2410

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
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A.A.S. Degree (Career)

Prepares graduates for a career in the interactive technology capacities, such as Multimedia Artist, Visual Efforts Artist, Interactive Content Designer, Interactive Media Designer, Digital Animator, Graphic Designer, Modeling & Simulation Engineer, Simulation Application Developer, Web Developer, Game Designer, Game Developer, and Application Programmer. Game design and development skills covered include animation, graphics, 3D modeling and simulation, game engines, user interfaces, game scripting, and game programming. Students will also learn programming languages, such as Java, C++, C#, and Python.

• Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
• One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement (list page 43).
• Students should consult ARTSYS for transferability of courses within the University of Maryland System. 
• CORE: The General Education CORE (page 42) is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements. http://artsys.
usmd.edu/

 
Course Credits
English  
EN 101–English Composition 3
Mathematics  
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list)
(MA 206-Elementary Statistics recommended)
3/4
   
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) (HS 102-Human Relations recommended) 3
Arts & Humanities  
Arts, Humanities, or Communications Elective (GenEd course list)
(PH 208 or PH 101 recommended)
3
Biological & Physical Sciences  
Biological or Physical Sciences Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
General Education Elective 3
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
PE/Health Requirement 1
   
Departmental Requirements 3
CIS 175 Game Theory & Design 3
CIS 176 Game Creation 3
CIS 177 Interactive 3D Technology 3
CIS 178 3D Modeling & Animation 3
CIS 203 Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 225C Mobile App Programming 3
CIS 226 Game Scripting 3
CIS 227 Game Programming 4
CIS 228 Simulation & Game Development 4
   
Other Requirements  
(select 9 credits from the following list of approved electives)  
CAD 101 Introduction to AutoCAD I 3
CIS 101 Information Systems and Technology 3
CIS 111J Web Page Development 3
CIS 111L UNIX/Linux Operating System 3
CIS 116P Photoshop 1
CIS 140 Java Programming 3
CIS 201 Computer Science I 4
CIS 202 Computer Science II 4
CIS 208 C++ Programming 3
CIS 222 Computer Organization 4
CIS 225A Computer Programming Language: PHP 3
CIS 230 Database Management Systems 3
CMM 111 Communications Graphics I 3
INTR 101/INTR 102/INTR 103 Internship 1/3
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Certificate (Career)
Prepares students to develop interactive computer games on the Internet, mobile computers, and personal computers. This certificate targets students who wish to obtain the skills necessary to develop computer games using programming language, such as Java, C++, C#, and Python.

 
Course  Credits
Requirements 
 
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 226–Game Scripting 3
CIS 227–Game Programming 4
CIS 228–Game Simulation & Game Development 4
CIS 208–C++ Programming OR
CIS 225C-Mobile app Development

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Certificate (Career)
Introduces students to the current animation and modeling software, such as Blender, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Maya. This certificate covers animation production, computer graphics, interactive 3D foundations, and 3D modeling & animation. Students will learn the skills necessary to work as a Digital Graphic Designer, Multimedia Designer, Digital Animator, or Character Rigger

 
Course  Credits
Requirements 
 
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 175–Game Theory and Design 3
CIS 176–Game Creation 3
CIS 177–Interactive 3D Technology 3
CIS 178– 3D Modeling & Animation 3
Complete one of the following courses:
CAD 101 Introduction to AutoCAD I
CMM 111 Communications Graphics I
CIS 101 Information Systems & Technology
CIS 140 Java Programming
CIS 208 C++ Programming
CIS 226 Game Scripting






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