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 the sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2017-2018 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.

Sample Course Sequence Chart

Semester Course Course Title Core Credits
Semester 1 GAM 100 Project Introduction X 3
GAT 101 Game History and Analysis X 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology X 3
MAT 105 Introductory Probability and Statistics X 3
ART 105* Art Processes 3
COL 101 College Life and Academic Skills 1
Semester Total 17
Semester 2 GAM 152* Project I for Designers X 3
GAT 210 Game Mechanics I X 3
GAT 260 User Experience Design I X 3
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology X 3
ENG 116* Storytelling 3
CG 102* 2D Raster Graphics for Designers 3
Semester Total 18
Semester 3 GAM 205* Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 211 Game Mechanics II X 3
GAT 360 User Research and Testing X 3
CS 116* Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming X 4
MAT 100* Pre-calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry X 4
Semester Total 18
Semester 4
GAM 255* Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 240 Technology for Designers X 3
GAT 250 2D Game Design 1 X 3
CS 175* Scripting Languages X 3
PHY 115* Introduction to Applied Math and Physics X 3
COM 150 Interpersonal and Work Communication X 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 5 GAM 302* Project III for Designers X 4
GAT 251 2D Game Design II X 3
GAT 261 User Experience Design II X 3
CS 176* Advanced Scripting X 3
CG 125* Introduction to 3D Production for Designers 3
ECN 100 Introduction to Economics 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 6 GAM 350* Project III X 4
GAT 315 3D Game Design I X 3
GAT 370 Information Visualization X 3
CS 185* C++ for Designers X 3
MUS 115 Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 7 GAM 375 Project III X 4
GAT 316 3D Game Design II X 3
Design Elective Any three-credit GAT course numbered 200 or higher. X 3
Psychology Elective Any three-credit course with the PSY designation. X 3
COM 250 Professional Communication X 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 8 GAM 400* Project IV X 4
Design Elective Any three-credit GAT course numbered 200 or higher. X 3
MGT Elective Any three-credit course with the MGT designation. X 3
English Elective Any three-credit course with the ENG designation. 3
HSS Elective Any three-credit course with the COM, ENG, ECN, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS designation. 3
Semester Total 16
Degree Total (minimum credits required) 139

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


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