Apr 22, 2018  
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Game Design, B.S.

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Mary Baker  
Assistant Professor
Jeffrey Warmouth Jon Amakawa
  Les Nelken
  Britton Snyder
  Samuel Tobin


Objectives for the Program in Game Design

The Major in Game Design presents an opportunity for students to develop skills related to the planning and design of games and interactive media.  Students will explore game design and development, art and visual design, computer programming, 3D modeling & animation, level design, creative writing, and game studies.  Other program classes and topics include: serious games, mobile platforms, history of games, and aesthetics.

This program of study will prepare students for careers in the game design industry and related fields.  Opportunities beyond the classroom include study abroad programs, professional capstone projects, game partnerships with clients, and internships.  Game design blends a professional education with liberal arts & sciences within its curriculum by drawing on and preparing students to succeed in a diverse range of course offerings, including Computer Science, Art, and English Studies.


Requirements for the Major in Game Design

Required LAS Courses

All Majors in Game Design must complete the following Liberal Arts & Sciences requirements:

Game Design Core Requirements (24 cr.)

All Majors in Game Design must complete the following core requirements:

Specialization Electives (12 cr.)

All majors in Game Design must take at least one course from each of the following Specialization areas.

Electives (12 cr.)

In consultation with their advisor, students select four courses from the Specialization Electives above, from the list below, or from GAME, COMM, TETA, or THEA course.

Professional Capstone Requirement (12 cr.) (Choose One)

The professional capstone requirement may be fulfilled by Game Studio or Internship; both are full-time, semester-long pre-professional experiences. Qualification for Game Studio / Internship includes the development and defense of a professional portfolio before a faculty committee, so students should begin early in their academic careers to prepare and maintain a strong portfolio of their work.

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