Interactive Media and Gaming: Game Designer (ASA)

A game designer develops the concept, layout, genre, story, and gameplay of this form of interactive media. This may include playfield, design, hardware specifications, writing, plus all the other properties that balance and tune the gameplay experience. This individual must possess good writing skills, some graphic design/art and programming skills, plus a solid background in the conceptual structures of a game (such as human relations, history, geography/geology, criminal investigation, etc).

Source: MCC 2015-16 Catalog
The Michigan Transfer Agreement Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) degrees are effective as of fall 2014. A minimum of 62 credit hours with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is required for the ASA Degree. Courses numbered below 100 do not count toward the ASA.
MCC and the Michigan Transfer Agreement require a “C” or better in courses used to meet ASA and MTA requirements. Groups of courses requiring grades of “C” or better are noted on this guide. Individual courses within other groups may also require a “C” or better; these courses are noted by boldface type.

General Education Requirements (Minimum – 35 credits)
Communication – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
English – 101, 102


Science – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
Courses must be in two or more disciplines (subjects).
Must include at least one lab science
Lab classes:
Biology – any MCC Biology course with a lab
Chemistry – any MCC Chemistry course with a lab
Geography – 101A, 215
Geology – 101A, 102
Physical Science – 101A
Physics – 201L&L, 202L&L, 203L&L, 204L&L
Non-Lab:
Anthropology – 105D
Astronomy – 101, 105A
Biology – 101BEL, 200, 207 – lecture only
Geology – 201


Math – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Math – 115


Ethics and Logic – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Philosophy – 104, 202


Social Relationships – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Economics – 101A, 102A (formerly 101, 102)
Psychology – 102, 201
Sociology – 101


Western Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Art – 198
English – 200, 204
History – 101, 102
Humanities – 195
Political Science – 203


American Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Art – 213
History – 201, 202
Political Science – 111
International Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Geography – 104, 105
History – 150, 151
Philosophy – 203, 210
Political Science – 211


Aesthetic Values – 3 credits
English – 208 (Communications 203)
Theater – 101, 102, 160


Computer Competency
Pass MCC’s Computer Competency test, or pass CIS 120A with a grade of “C” or better.


Interactive Media and Game Design Requirements –24 credits
ART 198 – Art History I
BUS 127 – Human Relations
CIS 124 – Intro to Game Development
CIS 284 – Interactive Media and Game Design
One of the following:
ENG 211 – World Mythology
ENG 218 – Popular Literary Genres: Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction
ENG 222 – Creative Writing
One of the following:
GEOG 105 – World Regional Geography
GEOG 230 – Elements of Map Design
GRD 120 – Introduction to Graphic Design