Dr. Chris Cornuelle

Phone: 206.631.7300


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physics (Oregon State U.), MS Physics (U. of AZ), PhD Physics (U. of AZ), CTE

Dr. Chris Cornuelle

Dr. Cornuelle teaches the DigiPen Video Game Programming (AP)™ course at Puget Sound Skills Center.
For more details on this course, please travel here.
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming, as well as the mathematics, art, and design elements essential to modern video game production. Through DigiPen's Zero Engine video game creator, DP Tech Academy textbooks, and MS Visual Studio, and many other software tools, students acquire game design, real software engineering, and advanced problem-solving skills.

The course focuses on teaching how 2D games are designed and the processes used to build them and make them flow. Experience an introduction to game design and programming, in-game collision and reflection, game-essential mathematics, object-oriented programming, and simple physics. Throughout the school year, students use these skills to create real 2D games, the design of which requires simple drawing on paper and monitor, as well as written project plans.  Returning students study more advanced topics, including 3D modelling and the Unity game engine.  Languages covered include C/C++, C#, Java, and JS.

Prospective students are expected to have at a minimum done well in Algebra I and to be in good standing at their high schools.