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Course Description

This intermediate course builds on the programming, visual and game design fundamentals introduced in level one, and introduces students to planning games and adapting programming concepts with increased independence.


Course Details

Participants will utilize the Adobe Flash and Photoshop design programs to produce visual graphics and further learn the ActionScript 3.0 language to create interactivity.

The game development process the students will learn includes planning, designing, writing, adapting, testing, and debugging both the source code and graphic elements of video games.

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

Delivery

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


Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Create animations and digital images by utilizing appropriate raster and vector graphic editing programs.
  • Use appropriate Action Script 3.0 classes (ex. Math and Graphic) as well as programming concepts such as arrays and custom classes to create projectiles and tile-based maps in interactive productions.
  • Produce video games with menus, levels, and character design by applying basic game design theory.
  • Solve game design problems independently by investigating compiler errors, troubleshooting, and utilizing possible tools for support.

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

  • ICT 721 Video Game Development Level 1
  • Restricted to students entering grades 7 - 10; students must be turning age 13 on or before September 1.
  • 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.

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Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 22, 2019 to Aug 02, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $575.00
Instructor(s)
  • Jeffery Yang
Section Notes

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

 

 

Type
Class
Days
T, W, Th, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 06, 2019 to Aug 16, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
54.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $575.00
Instructor(s)
  • Dylan Hackenbrook
Section Notes

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

There is no class scheduled on Monday, August 5, 2019 in recognition of the Heritage Day holiday.

 

 

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