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Navarro ISD Career and Technical Education

Video Game Design

Program of Study

  • Benefit: Gaming Industry Insight & Development

  • Learn: Game design concepts, programming, and interactive storytelling

  • Skills: 3D animation, coding, digital art, and game development tools

  • Careers: Video game design, programming, or quality assurance

Course Sequence

Level 1 (9th)

Principles of Arts A/V, Technology and Communications

Level 2 (10th)

Video Game Design

Level 3 (11th)

Advanced Video Game Programming*

Level 4 (12th)

Practicum in Entrepreneurship for Multimedia (double-blocked)

*Industry Certification:

*Adobe Certified Professional (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and/or Premier Pro)

Postsecondary Opportunities

Associates Degrees

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Graphics & Special Effects, Film, Cinematography

  • Graphic Design

  • Game and Interactive Media Design

  • Recording or Film Production Technology

  • Radio or TV Broadcasting Technology

  • Music Technology

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Graphics & Special Effects

  • Graphic Design

  • Game and Interactive Media Design

  • Recording or Film Production

  • Radio or TV Broadcasting

  • Communications/ Journalism

Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional Degrees

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Graphics & Special Effects

  • Graphic Design

  • Intermedia/Multimedia

  • Communications Technology

  • Cinematography Film/Video Production

  • Radio and Television

  • Communications Technology

Aligned Occupations

Occupations

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Graphic Designer

$44,824

1,433

15%

Multimedia Artists and Animators

$67,392

186

21%

Sound Engineering Technicians

$39,562

79

27%

Camera Operators, Television, Video & Motion Picture

$50,024

129

9%

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

$40,581

757

29%

Film and Video Editors

$47,382

118

23%

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

$79,830

2407

16%