Fundamentals of Game Design Certificate

Are you passionate about videogames and digital design? This exciting program explores programming concepts, principles of graphic design, and animation fundamentals, to help you create your own videogames or gain entry-level employment in this exciting industry!

Certificate of Completion in Video Game Design

The Fundamentals of Game Design Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide the basic skills and knowledge students will need in order to meet requirements for entry-level positions in the mobile app and game design industry. Students will learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, explore digital media and design principles, be introduced to 2-D and 3-D computer animation, and become familiar with basic principles of graphic design and typography. A capstone course will integrate all prerequisite courses and introduce students to 2-D and 3-D game design. This certificate is available completely online.

Required Classes:

Course Number Name Credits
ARTS 1520  Digital Media I 3
ARTS 2120* Graphic Design I 3
CIS 125 Introduction to Programming Concepts 3
FDMA 2713* Computer 2D Animation 3
FDMA 2790* Game Design Concepts 3

All courses require a "C" or better.
*Course requires a prerequisite.
Fifteen semester hours toward degree or certificate must be completed at CCC with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Get Started:

Are you ready to begin pursuing the Certificate of Achievement in Fundamentals of Game Design at CCC? Get started today by speaking with an Academic Advisor, or check the schedule for available classes!

Watch a presentation on Game Design at Clovis Community College

Contact Info

For more information about CCC's Computer Information Systems programs, please contact:


Raymond Walker
Division Chair of Computer Information Systems, Art and Communication

Celia Donofrio

Academic Advisor