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July 03, 2015
Capital Region Career & Technical School

Video Game & Animation Design

Video Game & Animation Design is a one-year program for students interested in the exciting worlds of video game design, computer graphics and Web design. They will learn how to design videogames; create Web pages, computer graphics and characters using Adobe software; create comics using ComicLife; and learn about business procedures and professional etiquette. Students prepare to test for Adobe Certified Associate exams in Flash, PhotoShop and Dreamweaver.

Students work on a variety of projects and apply their knowledge by serving actual customers. They also may earn college credit and credit for integrated English or math.

Upon completion of Video Game & Animation Design, students may continue their Career & Tech studies in the Computer Network Technician/Information Technology program, or at college, or they may enter the workforce.


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Career Opportunities:

  • Game designer, developer or specialist
  • Web page designer or specialist
  • Graphic designer or specialist
  • Animator or illustrator
  • Software or computer sales representative
  • Video game tester
  • Desktop publisher


Units of Study:

  • Basics of HTML, XHTML, CSS & Java
  • Game design in Game Maker and Flash
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, FireWorks, Dreamweaver, Acrobat)
  • Computer programming with Java
  • Principles of marketing
  • Integrated English (seniors)


College credits:

  • Hudson Valley Community College/College in the High School
  • Schenectady County Community College/ University in the High School
  • SUNY Cobleskill/College in the High School
  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh


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