2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Game Development and Interactive Media, B.A.


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The B.A. in Game Development and Interactive Media is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a wide range of careers in both the gaming industry and in other industries in which gaming concepts and skills have become increasingly prominent. The program provides a broad exploration of how games are built, technically and artistically, as well as how they function as artistic and cultural expressions. The program also allows students to pursue more focused explorations of their passions for specific aspects of game development. All students will work individually and collaboratively to build their own games, drawing upon skills developed in courses that focus on narrative, writing, music, visual arts, and more. Students who complete the program will be well positioned to pursue careers in the gaming industry, including in game production, development, testing, design, writing, art, and music.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will describe the technical, formal, and artistic aspects of game development
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the development of games as social, cultural, historical, and artistic objects
  • Students will demonstrate mastery of game studies concepts by characterizing, instantiating, and critiquing the dominant critical theories, methodologies, and practices in the field
  • Students will create games that reflect knowledge of game development principles
  • Students will engage in effective interdisciplinary teamwork while building games

 

University Core Curriculum Courses


Students earning a BA degree in Game Development and Interactive Media are required to complete a total of 121 credits comprised of the following:

The completion of 40 credits of University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions:

  • CC 1.1: ENGL 1112  - Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing
  • CC 2.1: COMM 1130  - Principles of Communication
  • CC 4.1: PHYS 1130  - Physics of Color and Light with Laboratory
  • CC 2.2: DGAD 2001  - Multimedia Communication

Plus


  • Plus sixteen free electives (48 credits)

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