Game Development Concentration

You love playing them. Make it a career! Do what you love, and make a positive impact in the industry with our Game Development Concentration.

In our program, we'll prepare you for your dream job! We'll teach you all you need to know to succeed in the field of game development.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The Game Development curriculum combines a solid foundation in the computer sciences and an emphasis in game development with practical applications in:

  • computer graphics
  • creative writing
  • modeling
  • design
  • programming
  • software engineering

Students receive hands-on training in computer graphics, software engineering, game development tools, and programming with the focus of creating games.

Among the tools used in the program are: Softimage, Torque Game Engines, Game Maker, Flash, MS Silverlight, MS XNA with Visual Studio, and a variety of game engines. Students use various programming languages and scripts to create their simulations and games, including: C#, C++, J2E, VB, Python, Java and Action Script.

Students in the CSGD are encouraged to participate in game-related internships and coop opportunities as well as becoming involved in active IGDA chapters both in the local area and across the nation.

Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Computer Graphics
  • Game Development
  • Artificial Intelligence

To learn more about course requirements, view the course catalog.

What can you do with this degree concentration?

Graduates are qualified for employment across the computer-related fields, and bring the additional training as

  • Game Designers
  • Programmers
  • Testers
  • Software Engineers
  • Administrators in both the Computer Entertainment and Simulation Areas