Game Development Certificate

The non-transfer Certificate in Game Development is designed to prepare students for entry into careers associated with game development, game design, 3D animation, 3D modeling, and digital prototyping. This program specifically provides students with a strong foundation in artistic development, professional processes, verbal and visual creativity, and accountability in individual and team interactions. Internships and special projects are also available. For individuals currently working within these fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement. A Certificate in Game Development will be awarded for the completion of six core courses and two elective courses for a total of 24 units. 


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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended course sequence that leads to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
DIG-110 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DIG-551 2D Game Development 3
Spring Semester 1
DIG-552 3D Game Development 3
DIG-554 3D Digital Modeling 3
Motion Graphics (formerly DIG-172)
or Brand Building & Design (formerly DIG-180)
Fall Semester 2
DIG-553 Advanced Game Prototyping 3
3D Animation (formerly DIG-170)
or C# Programming - Level 1
Spring Semester 2
DIG-598 Digital Media Capstone 3
 Total Units24
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
DIG-110Introduction to Digital Media3
DIG-5512D Game Development3
DIG-5523D Game Development3
DIG-553Advanced Game Prototyping3
DIG-5543D Digital Modeling3
DIG-598Digital Media Capstone3
Elective Courses
Select 6 units from the following:6
Motion Graphics (formerly DIG-172)
3D Animation (formerly DIG-170)
Brand Building & Design (formerly DIG-180)
C# Programming - Level 1
Total Units24

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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.

Gainful Employment Disclosures: Game Developement

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2024


This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.

This program will cost $1,104 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt. 

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California

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Cost per unit $46
Nonresident Fees- Tuition: $318
Capital Outlay: $58
Parking Permits cost $90 a year or $45 a semester
RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester
SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester
Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester
Student Health Center Fee - $52 a year or $26 a semester
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