Game Programming

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Overview

When you major in game programming, you’ll build your core technology skills and get hands-on practice with professional software and techniques. You’ll be empowered to create a programming portfolio, and you’ll work on collaborative team-based projects that mimic real-world game development environments.

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What you’ll study:


Game programming, programming, database management, mathematics, and you’ll take several group game project courses

What you can do:


Become a game programmer for video game platforms, computers or smartphones



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Fast Facts

  • Students have an industry-knowledgeable advisor to find the course that fits your game programming goals.
  • Bloomfield College students have received prestigious scholarships in the field of game-related careers.
  • Bloomfield College has been the site of the largest free showcase of games in the state.
  • Classes will be a mix of creative arts and technology, computer information systems, CIS and mathematics.
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You could be …

A video game designer: Median pay $58,438 per year. Video game designers create concepts and storylines for video games, creating coding and animation, and coding for computers, gaming systems and smartphones.

A computer programmer: Median pay $79,840 per year. Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

A software developer: Median pay $102,280 per year. Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

A visual effects artist: Median pay $78,471 per year. Visual effects artists create in-game effects or post-production effects for movies, games, TV shows and commercials.

An information systems manager: Median pay $135,800 per year. Information systems managers plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


Game programming student

Contact Information

GJ Lee

GJ Lee

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1402
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room 105
Email



Tom Toynton

Tom Toynton

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1701
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room 107
Email



“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.”

– Bill Gates, Microsoft cofounder
“I enjoy the interdisciplinary approach to learning, teaching and creating art that is CAT. Our campus in particular offers what I see as an ideal combination: the close-knit atmosphere of an intimate hub of critical art making, within reach of the broader resources of New York City.”

– Laura Nova, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“An important part of college is community, and it seems that each Bloomfield class is composed of great community-builders. Collaboration is important in the creative arts and media, and Bloomfield students are generous collaborators.”

– Peter Gordon, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn’t take it away from you. I’m happy to share what I can, because I’m in it for the love of programming.”

– John D. Carmack, co-founder of id software and 3D graphics innovator