Web Game Programming Specialization

Learn how to create web-based games and dynamic web pages with a certificate in Multimedia Design and Development (MDD) with a specialization in Web Game Programming. You’ll learn how to use multimedia tools and techniques to integrate movie clips, sound effects, images, and animations into your projects. The design and development of web-based games, as well as how to install, configure, and maintain game-server software with tools like ActionScript™.
Follow a career track in Web Game Programming by choosing this specialization when you earn your certificate in Multimedia Design and Development. This specialized certificate program will enable you to pursue a passion for gaming while still providing a well-rounded education in web graphic design applicable to almost any industry. Upon graduation, you’ll have created a wide array of digital media to build a full professional portfolio that will help you present yourself to potential employers.
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When you specialize your Multimedia Design and Development certificate in Web Game Programming, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:
• Interactive Web Page Scripting– Using a scripting language, students in this course design and script basic interactive web page components and web-based games. Topics include basic programming fundamentals and object handling techniques.
• Programming Multimedia for the Web– Students in this course use multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create web-based games and dynamic web pages. Integrating and controlling multimedia assets such as movie clips, sound effects, images, and animations are addressed.
• Game Development– Using an object-oriented game engine with libraries, students in this course apply game design principles to develop sample games. Technical considerations and industry best practices are covered.
• Dynamic Web Site Development and Database Integration– This course introduces advanced techniques to design and develop dynamic web sites through use of cascading style sheets (CSSs), integration of databases, server-side scripting, and large site management.
• Multiplayer Online Game Development– Exploring design, development, and play characteristics of multiplayer online games, students in this course install, configure, and maintain game server software; deploy a simple multimedia game using the server; and manage and audit the server. ActionScript is used to configure server functionality.
To learn more about required and elective Web Game Programming courses, as well as those for the MDD certificate program, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.