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Game On: Continuing Education Offers Basic Video Game Design

September 25, 2007 - Go from playing video games to making them through Collin College Continuing Education.

This fall, the college is offering Video Game Design Basics Tuesday and Thursdays, Oct. 23-Nov. 15. Classes are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano. The class totals 24 hours and costs $259.

Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling, animation and motion graphics by working with Quake 4. Students will learn to populate levels with monsters and power-ups, credit indoor and outdoor areas and add sliding doors, effects, change colors and add textures.

Interested individuals must be familiar with playing 3D first-person game on Microsoft Windows PC.

Additionally, continuing education will offer a spring semester class in Intermediate Video Game Design, a continuation of Video Game Design Basics, in which the student will build 3D models, textures and populate Quake 4 maps. Also, students will learn to add scripting, stairs, glass and elevators. This class totals 24 hours and costs $259.

Registration and more information are available by calling 972.985.3753 or visit the continuing education website at

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.