Created for students who want to learn about gaming, development and design, the Games and Game Design degree helps undergraduates develop skills in game creation, animation and mobile technology.

Games and Game Design majors study and learn about video games and traditional games in a variety of contexts from sociology to platform development. The curriculum examines the business of games, game design ecosystems and principles of gamification, while developing game creation skills. Students work in teams to develop and create games and are encouraged to focus on an area of concentration that aligns with their interests such as animation or mobile games.

Video game culture is becoming a social norm in many parts of the world today. As video games have become one of the largest global consumer markets, they have become more than entertainment and are even used as learning tools.

The Certificate in Game Design identifies the intellectual and artistic aspects of video games. It is designed to augment many existing programs of study, such as computer science, animation, creative writing, interactive media, audio and filmmaking, helping students to gear their work to participate in the gaming industry.

Learning Outcomes for Game Design Certificate

Students will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret video and traditional gaming concepts
  • Define the cultural and historical significance of the gaming medium
  • Critique video and traditional games from a number of standpoints
  • Write and tell stories appropriate to the gaming medium
  • Collaborate, interact and create shared experiences
  • Recognize current industry trends

Games and Game Design Academic Programs

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