Jul 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Game Design Studies Minor


The minor in Game Design Studies offers a core education in game design and development, along with a number of interdisciplinary options for specialized tracks that allow students to further their development in one of the areas crucial to development of a successful game. In game design, the theoretical and practical exist side by side. This program reflects that by challenging students to develop an academic understanding of games while also focusing on the applied skills needed to be part of a game design team. Programmers, writers, artists, designers, and managers all come together in Game Design Studies, building teams and-more importantly-building games.

Program Requirements


The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University’s Core curriculum) required for the game design studies minor: 18. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

General Track (9 credits)


*All students complete the General Track and one other track listed below

Programming Track (9 credits)


*The three required courses in the General Track plus:

Other courses which could be added/substituted with advisor approval include:


Art and Animation Track (9 credits)


*The three required courses in the General Track and three of the following:

Sound Design Track (9 credits)


*The three required courses in the General Track plus:

Writing and Narrative Design Track (9 credits)


*The three required courses in the General Track plus: