The Multimedia and Game Design program prepares students with foundational skills for working in the game industry. Video Games are a multibillion-dollar industry on the west coast and the Game Design program at Long Beach City College can set students on a trajectory toward those exciting and rewarding jobs.
The Long Beach City College Game Design program focuses on design, not software development, so those who are interested in a career in the game industry, but don’t have a head for coding, can find a place for them to grow and thrive. Students here use preexisting code libraries to make their games, but those who are interested in learning to code can take classes in LBCC’s Computer Science program.
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DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Certificate of Achievement (C-ACH), Digital Media: Multimedia Interaction & Game Design
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Game artists are an essential part of the creation of games and the work they do encompasses a large part of game creation.
Graduates can find work as a:
- Game Designer
- Level Designer
- Concept Artist
- Character Artist
- Environment Artist
- 3D modeler
- Texture Artist
- Game Animator
Or many other exciting careers!
The same design skills used in the gaming industry are used to create Virtual Simulations. Companies like BMW and Volkswagen use simulation models to test their products, real estate developers allow customers to walk through properties that have yet to be built, and companies from hospitals to automotive plants use virtual reality for training.
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.
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How long is the program?
It takes approximately four semesters or two academic years to complete the program, depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student.
Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.
Is there a summer Dual Enrollment program for high school students?
We do have a summer Dual Enrollment program, but it does not run every summer due to faculty availability.
How much does the program cost?
For eligible California residents, the California Community Colleges Promise Grant permits enrollment fees to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies must be applied for separately.) Please visit Financial Aid for tuition costs and Federal Work-Study information.