Game Design & Programming Certificate

Program Description

With the comprehensive Game Design and Programming Certificate offered at Bramson ORT College students will master skills that will open doors to virtually any programming field. The Game Design and Programming track is designed to prepare certificate holders to work in the computer science field as a member of a game development team, under the supervision of a game project coordinator. The program will prepare students in basic video game design and will cover the varied genres that are used in the industry. The courses offered at Bramson ORT College cover all aspects of game creation.

Students will learn how to create a game story line as well as create video games that are both interesting and challenging. Students will also be responsible for drafting the appropriate documentation to accompany their games, including game rules, instructional input, objects of game, and the goals of the game. Game programming will be taught with emphasis on proper game engineering, as well as using C++, and other softwares, to build game engines. A game portfolio will be prepared by each student that exhibits his or her own creative work. This portfolio can supplement the student’s resume.

Credits obtained by students while in the Game Design and Programming Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Video Game Designer: 151099.13.

Program Summary Chart


Game Design Certificate

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Game Design Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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More Information
Computer Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

Game Design and Programming
21 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS101 Introduction to Programming Logic & Design
3 Credits
CS102 Introduction to Computer Programming
3 Credits
CS205 C++ Programming I
3 Credits
GM100 Introduction to Game Design
3 Credits
GM110 Introduction to Game Programming
3 Credits
GM200 Game Software Engineering
3 Credits
GM213 Game Engine Architecture
3 Credits
Arts and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
General Education Courses
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts
  General Education Courses (Select two)
6 Credits
  Select 2 credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Having the game design certificate from Bramson ORT College will help students find jobs in the areas of game design, animation and programming. Students will be prepared to work in various aspects of production and development, and will have the skills necessary for an entry-level position.

  • Game Tester
  • Game Designer
  • Mobile Game Designer
  • Level Designer
  • 3D Artist
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Reviewer
  • Technical Designer
  • Application Developer
  • Game Systems Designer
  • Game Writer
  • Game Guides Editor

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Game Designers and Programmers. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Game Designer


    Audio/Video/Entertainment Production

    Game Tester


    Entertainment or Game Software

    3D Artist


    Technology Software

    Application Developer


    Internet and New Media