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ICT 721 Video Game Development Level 1

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Course Description

This introductory course teaches students the programming, visual and game design fundamentals needed to build computer games.


Course Details

Participants will utilize the Adobe Flash design program to produce visual graphics and learn the ActionScript 3.0 programming language to create interactivity. The game development process introduced in level one includes designing, writing, testing, and debugging both the source code and graphic elements of computer games.

For more information, please go to the Active Living Website.


Prerequisites

  • Students must be at least 13 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Students must have strong math skills, strong typing skills (they must be able to spell) and a strong desire to learn a programming language.
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face in a classroom.


Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Create animations and digital images by utilizing the basic principles and elements of design and Adobe Flash design software.
  • Use Action Script 3.0 and basic programming concepts such as variables, functions, event handlers, loops, and conditional statements to manage user input and create collisions in interactive productions.
  • Produce video games with objectives, challenges, sounds, HUD, and win/lose capabilities by applying basic game design theory.
  • Organize and back up files effectively throughout the game design process.

Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

This course is 60 hours.

Textbooks

No textbooks required.

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.


Prerequisites

  • Students must be at least 13 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Students must have strong math skills, strong typing skills (they must be able to spell) and a strong desire to learn a programming language.
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Proficiencies

  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 721 - 007 Video Game Development Level 1  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Enrolment Closed
 
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
17 Sep 2016 to 03 Dec 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 60.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    725.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Duncan Lo
  Section Notes:  

For more information, please go to the Active Living Website.

There is no class Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, October 8, 2016 and Remembrance Day weekend, Saturday, November 12, 2016.

  
 
  ICT 721 - 008 Video Game Development Level 1  
  Summer 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon 9:00AM - 4:00PM
04 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 9 Sessions
Hours: 54.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    575.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

For more information and to register, please go to the Active Living Website.

There are no classes scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2017 in recognition of Canada Day.

  
 
  ICT 721 - 009 Video Game Development Level 1  
  Summer 2017   Status:  Enrolment Closed
 
Class:   Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon 9:00AM - 4:00PM
04 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 9 Sessions
Hours: 54.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    575.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

For more information and to register, please go to the Active Living Website.

There are no classes scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2017 in recognition of Canada Day.

  
 
  ICT 721 - 010 Video Game Development Level 1  
  Summer 2017   Status:  Enrolment Closed
 
Class:   Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM
17 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 60.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    575.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

For more information and to register, please go to the Active Living Website.

 

  
 


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