Jul 21, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Game Design, B.S.


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Chairperson

   
Jeffrey Warmouth    
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Samuel Tobin Jon Amakawa Xiaoying Meng
Jeffrey Warmouth Les Nelken  
  Britton Snyder  
     

 

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Game Design students will, through a combination of required courses and electives, be exposed to and attain competency in the following concepts, practices and skills:

  • Analytical understanding of games, gameplay, and game design
  • Foundations in visual art and creative writing
  • Principles of game logic and programming
  • Industry-standard game engines and software
  • Team-based iterative design process
  • Games as media of communication and aesthetic expression

Required General Education Courses


All Majors in Game Design must complete the following General Education requirements:

Game Design Core Requirements (24 cr.)


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

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


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