Computer science and math faculty team with faculty from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts to offer a minor that gives students the technical and artistic tools and training necessary to pursue a career in the video game industry.
Students get the best of both worlds: computer science faculty who research artificial intelligence (among other topics) and digital art faculty with practical industry experience in fields such as animation and game design.
There are four major career paths in the game development industry. To prepare for one of these careers, combine the appropriate major with a minor in game development.
- For a career in Game Art & Animation, combine a major in art or digital arts with the minor in game development
- For a career in Game Design, combine a major in digital arts with the minor in game development
- For a career in Game Production, combine a major in computer information systems with the minor in game development
- For a career in Game Programming, combine a major in computer science with the minor in game development
Our curriculum has been designed in consultation with our advisory board of industry professionals from companies including Blizzard, Sony, inXile and Obsidian. Based on their feedback, students completing our curriculum are better prepared than students in other programs and fulfill their need to be able to hire college graduates who will become productive in their companies without extensive retraining.
Students interested in game development may choose to take the Game Development Cluster to fulfill their Inter/Multidisciplinary Cluster General Education requirement or they may choose the Minor in Game Development Programming.