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Game Development

Become one of the creative minds behind computer programs and gaming software, or learn to develop applications for specific tasks on a computer or another device, with the Gwinnett Tech Game Development program!

The Game Development Degree is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required to develop computer games. Game development refers to the process of creating a video or computer game, from the initial conception of the idea all the way to the quality assurance and testing stage, after which the game will be ready for mass production and distribution.


Gwinnett Tech’s Computer Programming program is offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters at our Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campuses. The program is full-time and classes are scheduled for day, evening, or online access. Students may begin the program during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

What are my program options?

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Take the first step towards a career in Game Development and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Our Game Development advisory board will provide you with relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers.

Interested in learning more about this program? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to talk with faculty and learn more about the program.

Can I work while I learn?

Class schedules are designed to encourage student employment in the computer science industry while taking classes.

What career options will I have?

  • Level programmer
  • Game designer
  • Sound designer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Game tester

What can I expect from the Game Development program?

Learn with the latest technology on today’s hottest video games with Gwinnett Tech’s Game Development degree, diploma, or certificate. Using industry-driven programming tools, you’ll immerse yourself in the fundamentals of game development, from developing a concept through engaging design and development. Students will gain insight into what it is like to bring a game into production in the industry. Game developers may be involved in various aspects of a game’s creation from concept and story writing to coding and programming. Entry-level and junior game programmers typically use basic tools and languages, such as C++, to add small elements to games. They are also expected to keep up with changing technology.

How much will it cost?

Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!