Welcome to Computer Game Design and Programming Skills

  • Teacher:  Virginia D'Alonzo

    (516) 622-6800 ext. 5211

    Course Information:

    Computer Game Design and Programming Skills is the perfect blend of core content and exciting student engagement. This is a diverse field that benefits from the unique skills and experiences every individual has achieved. Each student will discover where his/her technology, creativity, and leadership skills fit best within the gaming, creative arts and programming industries. Computer game design utilizes a simulated design studio team setting to develop skills needed for success in the areas of personal interaction and team building alongside technology hard skills.

    Students will design and build more than a dozen video games using industry standard software, rapid program prototyping utilities and standard business applications. Students who complete this course will be able to plan and manage a computer design project, implement programming for user interactions, develop computer art and animations, understand computer programming, create storyboards and character maps, design and build video games, employ strategies and tactics in a virtual world, create marketing plans, implement computer programming, and construct artificial intelligence in a video game and digital simulation model.


    • Course available: Grade 11 or12
      Course length: 1 or 2 years 
      Placement: Regular or Skills 
      Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

      Earning high school credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits. 
      1.0 credit   Career and Financial Management
      *Students completing 1 year of this 2-year course may receive up to 4  CTE  credits OR distributed credits

      This course supports New York State 
      CDOS diploma requirements
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