Current Classes

Spring 2017

GD101

INTRODUCTION to GAME DESIGN

Course Description
This course introduces students to game culture, theory, design and development. Principles from traditional board games, sports games, and party games will be analyzed and this analysis will then be applied to designing two paper-based games over the course of the semester. Students will analyze several readings focusing on game history and theory.  They will also play, make and analyze several games in order to build a common and more extensive vocabulary to both discuss and understand what game development is all about.

SYLLABUS

DD298

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Course Description
The digital independent study credits have been designed to provide students in digital design and animation, professional and practical experience in their field of study.Pre-requisites: DD101, One additional Digital Design course, and the approval of the program coordinator. 3 Credits, 3 Hours

DM298

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Course Description
The digital independent study credits have been designed to provide students in digital music, professional and practical experience in their field of study.Pre-requisites: DM106, One additional Digital Music course, and the approval of the program coordinator. 3 Credits, 3 Hours

GD298

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Course Description
The digital independent study credits have been designed to provide students in game design, professional and practical experience in their field of study.Pre-requisites: GD101, One additional Digital Design course, and the approval of the program coordinator. 3 Credits, 3 Hours

Teaching

A great deal of what I teach involves technology in terms of software skill sets and media development. In order to provide better foundational learning for my students, I have dedicated a great deal of energy toward developing learning aids for my students such as on-line tutorials, lecture videos, digital article packs, and most recently class specific texts such as the Hive Cooperative's Einstein & the Honeybee, An Introduction to Game Design and Game Development