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Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Communications and Creative & Performing Arts Division

Game Design & Development, A.S. (Cumberland)


Game Design & Development, AS


A joint AS degree program with Salem Community College.


The Game Design and Development program combines both the programming and design aspects of creating video games for major platforms, consoles and mobile devices. The program further provides preparation in virtualization for medical, educational and military applications, as well as the next round of interactive applications. Combining the skills of graphic design, interactive design, and 3D skills and programming, this interdisciplinary degree program prepares students for the exciting world of game design and development.

Program Goals

·         Demonstrate an understanding of the workflow involved in designing and developing a game or training simulation environment.

·         Demonstrate the ability to use game engine platforms.

·         Create user interfaces.

·         Design user experiences.

·         Employ programming techniques to create complex environments with physics, logic and purpose.

·         Locate, discern and effectively use information to solve problems in the design and development of games.

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.​

When you Graduate
AS programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four-year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor's degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.
Career Opportunities

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.​