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The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 139 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or four academic years. See Degree Requirements for additional information.

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2018-2019 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for a copy of this program’s Curriculum Flowchart.

SemesterCourseCoreCredits
Semester 1DES 100
Introduction to Design Process
X4
DES 101
Principles of Interactive Design
X4
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
X3
MAT 105*
Introductory Probability and Statistics
3
ART 105*
Art Processes
3
COL 101
College Life and Academic Skills
1
Semester Total18
Semester 2GAM 120*
Introduction to Digital Production
X3
DES 120
Game Design Process
X3
DES 150
Introduction to User Experience
X3
PSY 201
Cognitive Psychology
X3
ENG 116*
Storytelling
3
CG 102*
2D Raster Graphics for Designers
3
Semester Total18
Semester 3GAM 200*
Project II
X4
DES 200
Systems Design
X3
DES 250
User Research and Testing
X3
CS 116*
Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming
4
MAT 100*
Pre-calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry
4
Semester Total18
Semester 4GAM 250*
Project II
X4
DES 210
Spatial Design
X3
DES 301
Game Design 1
X3
CS 165*
Programming Foundations
4
PHY 115*
Introduction to Applied Math and Physics
3
COL 235
College Success for Designers
1
Semester Total18
Semester 5GAM 300*
Project III
X4
DES 302
Game Design II
X3
DES 350
Real-Time User Experience Design
X3
CS 175*
Scripting Languages
3
CG 125*
Introduction to 3D Production for Designers
3
Semester Total16
Semester 6GAM 350*
Project III
X4
DES 303
Game Design III
X3
DES 360
Information Visualization
X3
CS 176*
Advanced Scripting Languages
3
MUS 115
Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design
3
Semester Total16
Semester 7GAM 375 or GAM 400
Project III or Project IV
X4
DES 400
Integrated Digital Design
X3
Design Elective
Any three-credit DES course numbered 300 or higher.
X3
Psychology Elective
Any three-credit course with the PSY designation.
X3
COM 250
Professional Communication
3
Semester Total16
Semester 8GAM 400 or GAM 450*
Project IV
X4
Design or Psychology Elective
Any three-credit DES course numbered 300 or higher, or PSY course numbered 200 or higher.
X3
MGT Elective
Any three-credit course with the MGT designation.
3
English Elective
Any three-credit course with the ENG designation.
3
HSS Elective
Any three-credit course from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, except those with the COL designation.
3
Semester Total16
Degree Total (minimum credits required)136

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Reference the Degree Requirements for this program for more information.