The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 136 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 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.

Sample Course Sequence Chart

Semester Course Course Title Core Credits
Semester 1 DES 100 Introduction to Design Process X 4
DES 101 Principles of Interactive Design X 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology X 3
ART 105* Art Processes 3
MAT 105* Introductory Probability and Statistics 3
COL 101 College Life and Academic Skills 1
Semester Total 18
Semester 2 GAM 120* Introduction to Digital Production X 3
DES 105 Game Design Process X 3
DES 260 User Experience Design I X 3
PSY 201 Cognitive Psychology X 3
ENG 116* Storytelling 3
CG 102* 2D Raster Graphics for Designers 3
Semester Total 18
Semester 3 GAM 200* Project II X 4
DES 220 Systems Design I X 3
DES 270 User Research I X 3
CS 116* Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming 4
MAT 100* Pre-Calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry 4
Semester Total 18
Semester 4
GAM 250* Project II X 4
DES 240 Level Design I X 3
DES 301 Game Design I X 3
CS 165* Programming Foundations 4
PHY 115* Introduction to Applied Math and Physics 3
COL 235 College Success for Designers 1
Semester Total 18
Semester 5 GAM 300* Project III X 4
DES 302 Game Design II X 3
DES 365 Game Feel X 3
CS 175* Scripting Languages 3
CG 125* Introduction to 3D Production for Designers 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 6 GAM 350* Project III X 4
DES 303 Game Design III X 3
DES 370 User Research II X 3
CS 176* Advanced Scripting Languages 3
MUS 115 Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 7 GAM 375 or GAM 400* Project III or Project IV X 4
DES 400 Integrated Digital Design X 3
Design Elective Any three-credit DES course numbered 300 or higher. X 3
Psychology Elective Any three-credit course with the PSY designation. X 3
COM 250 Professional Communication 3
Semester Total 16
Semester 8 GAM 400 or GAM 450* Project IV X 4
Design or Psychology Elective Any three-credit DES course numbered 300 or higher, or PSY course numbered 200 or higher. X 3
English Elective Any three-credit course with the ENG designation. 3
MGT Elective Any three-credit course with the MGT designation. 3
HSS Elective Any three-credit course from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, except those with the COL designation. 3
Semester Total 16
Degree Total (minimum credits required) 136

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


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