Coleman University Launches Web Media & Game Development Programs.
Article by Scott Norton.
San Diego CA – Coleman University has announced the launch of their Web Media Design and Video Game Development programs for the August 2010 start.
These two exciting new programs represent the latest offerings in a continuing tradition of superior technology focused education from San Diego’s Coleman University. The Web Media Design curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for meaningful careers as graphic designers in the highly dynamic field of web and multi-media publishing. The Game Development curriculum covers several aspects of modern game design including front and back end development. Students graduating from the Game Development program will have experienced the entire development process from “Blue Sky” to storyboarding to programming, and will be well suited to confidently enter the very competitive and rewarding field of video game production in one of several capacities, depending on the student’s primary interest.
Both of these programs are a natural extension of Coleman University’s core competencies. The university has specialized in “high-tech” education since 1963, and the Computer Graphic Design program was launched in 2002. The faculty in the CGD program is made up almost entirely of working designers who teach on an adjunct basis, which brings a very real-world focus to the classroom.
The Game Development program represents the natural overlap between the design side and the programming side of project development in the “real world”. By leveraging the well-established history of successfully training professional programmers and the professional game development experience of some of the adjunct faculty, Coleman University has tailored a curriculum that will provide specific skill sets that are desired by well known Game Developers such as Blizzard Entertainment and Sony.
The main focus of the Web Media Design includes the fundamental principles of thoughtful design and layout, with an emphasis on the relationship between aesthetics and functionality as applied to Web pages. Successful graduates will have gained a superior understanding of market research, its influence on successful design, the purpose, process, and methodology of applied User Interface Design, as well as web based code writing skills through the design and production of several hands-on projects, including web sites and an online portfolio.
The main focus of the Game Development Program is producing well-rounded video game professionals. In keeping with the tradition of the university, there is a slight emphasis on the programming side of the development process, but students also get first hand experience in Typography, Digital Imaging, Animation, and 3D Modeling. Graduates seeking jobs as professional programmers at companies such as Electronic Arts or Activision will have a competitive edge because they will have a deeper understanding of how their role compliments and is influenced by all aspects of the development process. Graduates looking for jobs as modelers and animators will have a competitive edge because they will not only understand the programmer’s role, they will have actual programming experience. This sort of cross-training is highly desirable among the biggest and most successful game publishers in the world, and it gives students the tools t o be able to self publish games if they so desire.
As with all of the programs offered by Coleman University, students enrolled in the Web Media Design and Game Development programs will experience very small class sizes and highly individualized attention from instructors who are professionals in their field. The university also offers placement assistance and access to the university’s resources after graduation.
For more information, you can visit the Colman University Web Site at www.coleman.edu or contact their admissions department directly. The San Diego campus is1 mile east from the 163 and 1 mile west from the 15 on Balboa Ave at 8888 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123-1506, Phone: (858) 499-0202. The San Marcos campus is 1 mile west of the CA 78 at 1284 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078-4073, Phone: (760) 747-3990.
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