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Agreement with Bloomfield College Offers MCCC Game Design Students Faster Route to Bachelor's Degree

6/11/13


West Windsor, N.J. – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) has enhanced the transfer process for its Game Design students through a new articulation agreement with Bloomfield College, located in northern New Jersey, 15 miles from New York City.

MCCC students who complete their A.A.S. degree in Game Design and meet the agreement’s requirements can expect a seamless transfer to Bloomfield to earn their Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts and Technology/Game Development Concentration/ Game Design Track. MCCC graduates will be able to complete the Bloomfield program with as few as 32 additional credits.

For acceptance at Bloomfield, MCCC students are required to graduate with a grade point average of 2.3 or higher, submit an essay describing their creative work and aspirations, provide a portfolio and meet with the discipline coordinator at Bloomfield.

Game Design students Matt Guido, left, and Paul Yunque work on an original game in the computer lab.

 

MCCC began offering Game Design and Game Programming in 2009.  Currently more than 70 students are studying in these two disciplines, according to MCCC faculty member Richard Giantisco, who coordinates both programs. Giantisco says that Bloomfield College is an attractive option for students seeking their bachelor’s degrees, especially with its proximity to New York City.

“MCCC grads who take the appropriate classes will only have to earn 32 credits at Bloomfield to complete a B.A. in Creative Arts and Technology.  That reflects well on the preparation they are receiving at Mercer.  We are pleased to be able to offer such an attractive transfer option,” Giantisco said.  He notes that other program graduates have successfully transferred to Drexel University.

MCCC’s Game Design program prepares students for jobs in the video game software industry, including as game designers, level designers, interface designers, producers, production assistants and game artists.  The Game Programming concentration prepares students for additional options including software engineer, artificial intelligence programmer, graphics engineer, physics programmer and user interface scripter.

Game Design Curriculum

Game Programming Curriculum

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