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Want to pursue a career in computer information systems and learn how to build a video game from scratch using web-based technologies? Then a Bachelor’s Degree with a Web Game Programming Specialization from DeVry University may be a good fit for you. Designed with our Tech Core curriculum — a specifically designed set of hands-on learning experiences and real-world IoT simulations — this web game programming degree specialization program is built to arm you with a solid foundation in technology and give you the tools you need to design compelling gaming experiences.
Get to Know Web Game Programming Degree Specialization
In our Web Game Programming Specialization, you’ll learn the protocols and techniques necessary to develop online games so they work on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. You’ll also learn about a variety of game development topics, including basic game design, layout and controls. Our knowledgeable faculty will help you understand design, development and characteristics of websites and multiplayer online games as you work toward your Bachelor's degree.
Choose to specialize in Web Game Programming when you earn a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Web Game Programming Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.
Work With IoT Technologies & Systems
Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.
Certification Exam Reimbursement
Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Cloud+
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Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.
What You'll Learn
The Web Game Programming Degree Specialization covers the following:
Interactive Web Page ScriptingUse scripting language to design and script basic interactive web page components and web-based games.
Programming Multimedia for the WebApply multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create web-based games and dynamic web pages Integrate and control multimedia assets such as movie clips, sound effects, images and animations.
Game DevelopmentUse an object-oriented game engine with libraries; apply game design principles to develop sample games, taking into account technical considerations and industry best practices.
Dynamic Web Site Development and Database IntegrationDesign and develop dynamic websites through use of cascading style sheets (CSSs), integration of databases, server-side scripting, and large site management.
Multiplayer Online Game DevelopmentExplore design, development and play in multiplayer online games; study how to install, configure and maintain game server software, and deploy a simple multimedia game using the server.
Creative ThinkingDevelop, design or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems or products, including artistic contributions.
Logic and DesignStudy basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing. Learn how computers think in order to set up complex patterns and controls.
Interacting with ComputersImprove your ability to use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data and process information.
Structured Analysis and DesignExplore the systems analysis and design process using information systems methodologies and techniques to analyze business activities and solve problems. Learn how to identify, define and document business problems, and then develop information system models to solve them.
Looking to earn two additional credentials? Now you can with our unique 3-in-1 design. Every course in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree is embedded within our online Computer Information Systems Bachelor's Degree program with a Specialization in Web Game Programming. So you can earn a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.2
Graduates of our Web Game Programming Degree Specialization program may consider careers such as:
- Website Designer
Website designers, also known as web designers, ensure that websites are intuitively laid out and visually compelling. They play a role in designing every element that a user would interact with on a website.
- Software Developer
Software developers use programming languages to create software that fulfills a specific purpose. The software developed could be anything from a tool on a website to a video game.
- Back-End Java Programmer
- Mobile Game Programmer
Mobile game programmers use programming languages and video game design practices to create compelling gaming experiences for mobile devices.
- HTML5 Game Developer
HTML5 game developers use the programming language HTML5 in conjunction with gaming design principles to create gaming experiences for the web.
Learn more about careers in Web Game Programming
Skill Focused Curriculum
Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:
- CompTIA A+: This certification touches on elements of troubleshooting, hardware and operating systems. It's a valuable credential for anyone in the technology field to possess.
- CompTIA Linux+: The Linux certification verifies proficiency with the Linux operating system and its various applications. Linux is a favorite OS of hardcore PC gamers, so an understanding of this system is vital if you want to reach that target audience.
- CompTIA Network+: Network+ certifies your knowledge and proficiency with emerging technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things. While these technologies have only recently begun to find a use for gaming applications, it's likely that more developers will take advantage of them in the coming years.
- CompTIA Cloud+: This certification demonstrates your proficiency with cloud-based computing. Cloud gaming is expected to grow in the coming years. Some services are already taking advantage of the cloud's ability to run intensive software on less-powerful machines, and more uses are expected to arise in the near future.
General Education Courses
|LAS432||Technology, Society, and Culture|
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|ETHC334||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace|
|ECON312||Principles of Economics|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
|SOCS325 6||Environmental Sociology|
|SOCS350||Cultural Diversity in the Professions|
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
|MATH221||Statistics for Decision-Making|
|PHYS204||Applied Physics with Lab|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
Tech Core Courses
|CEIS101||Introduction to Technology and Information Systems|
|CEIS106||Introduction to Operating Systems|
|CEIS110||Introduction to Programming|
|CEIS114||Introduction to Digital Devices|
|NETW191||Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking|
|NETW211||Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|SEC285||Fundamentals of Information Security|
Information Systems and Programming
|CEIS150||Programming with Objects|
|CEIS236||Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals|
|CEIS312||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning|
|CIS355A||Business Application Programming with Lab|
|CIS363B||Web Interface Design with Lab|
|CIS407A||Web Application Development with Lab|
|WBG310||Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
|CEIS499||Preparation for the Profession|
Web Game Programming
|WBG340||Programming Multimedia for the Web with Lab|
|WBG370||Game Development with Lab|
|WBG410||Dynamic Website Development and Database Integration with Lab|
What is the difference between game development and game programming?
Game development and programming have a lot of overlap, but they are distinct practices. Game programmers create the game itself from a coding perspective. Game developers work with programmers during this process but are more closely involved with the game design and conceptual development.
How do you become a game developer?
The first step to becoming a game developer is often earning a bachelor's degree. Video games have become significantly more complex over the past few decades. What was a blockbuster game in the year 2000 is now smaller and less complex than many mobile phone games. As a result, companies need to find people who have a thorough understanding of game design and programming languages. You'll have a chance to build skills and learn key concepts through a bachelor's degree program, which is one way to signal to an employer that you have what it takes to be a game developer.