MANCHESTER, Conn. (July 24, 2019) – Technical and creative skills in computer game design and graphic design are applicable in the Connecticut job market to a broad range of industries including media and publishing, education, manufacturing and health services – and of course gaming and graphic arts.
Manchester Community College will hold free information sessions for students interested in exploring these exciting fields. Sessions will be held Tuesday, July 30, from noon to 1 p.m.; Friday, August 2, from 1 to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, August 10, from 11 to noon. All sessions will be held in the Learning Resource Center, B218. Pre-registration is recommended. Visit www.manchestercc.edu/info.
Programs incorporate professional-level software to train students on the same technology they will be using in the workplace. While learning design concepts, aesthetics, terminology and vocabulary, students will gain a combination of computer skills as well as traditional art and creative skills. In addition, they have the opportunity to take part in co-op placements where they can pick up real-world experience along with academic credits.
Degrees programs include:
- Computer Game Design – 3D Generalist Concentration, A.S.
- Computer Game Design – Concept Art Concentration, A.S.
- Computer Game Design – Game Animation Concentration, AS
- Computer Game Design – Game Level Design Concentration, A.S.
- Graphic Design – Graphic Design Concentration, A.S.
- Graphic Design – Illustration Design Concentration, A.S.
- Graphic Design – Interactive Design Concentration, A.S.
Prospective students do not need to submit a portfolio for review to enroll in any of these programs.
A few examples of career opportunities that these programs can help launch an MCC graduate into are art director, illustrator, production artist, project designer, web designer/developer, multimedia, game designer, sound editor, 3D animator, 3D illustrator, video editor, video producer and video special effects artist. Many of the technician-level jobs in these areas are among the state’s fastest growing occupations requiring an associate degree, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.
Enrollment for the Fall 2019 semester is currently open. MCC is taking applications for new and transferring students, with no application fee. Classes begin August 27.
For more information, visit www.manchestercc.edu/design.