Moorpark College launches new Game Design program

Moorpark, CA - Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez, JD, LLM, today announced the launch of a new program in Game Design beginning this fall. The program was recently approved by the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees as a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate in Science degree program. The only program like it in the region, the Game Design program at Moorpark College provides core competencies in the cultural, theoretical, artistic, and narrative aspects of game design, as well as a broad background in the creation and development of playable media.

“In response to the cultural ubiquity of games, as well as the success of both the industry and other schools who have begun offering courses in game design and development, Moorpark College is proud to be at the forefront of this technology,” said Sanchez.

“The demand for a Game Design program is clear,” said Game Design and Multimedia faculty Tim Samoff. “The goal of the program is to serve students who want to transfer to game-oriented programs at four-year institutions and students who are looking to get into the industry.”

Game development and associated industries generate more than $20 billion per year in the US alone. The program is designed to prepare students for freelance careers and/or entry-level employment as independent game developers or with game design and development companies. Students explore creative, technical, critical, and design-based solutions to real world issues in order to meet the rigors of a dynamically evolving array of game-oriented professions.

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