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Communication Design - Game Design and Interactive Media, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, CA,
The Communication Design B.S. provides a broad-based understanding of current technologies and the application of media arts, web design, animation design and game design. Students develop technological knowledge combined with design, communication and management skills.

About

The Communication Design B.S. provides students with skills in visual design, web design, game design and interactive media to fulfill the needs of these industries. Our students gain a broad-based understanding of current technologies and applications along with knowledge of design, communication and management skills. Communication Design majors develop a customized educational plan that supports their career goals and the needs of a multicultural global society.

Students enroll in Capstone courses during the last two semesters of their program. Over the course of the year, Capstone students will create a professional quality project such as an identity package, website, or mobile application.

Capstone students can work individually or in teams of 3 to 5 people. For example, students with different specialties work as a team to create and design audio, video, graphic and literary content, employ the latest available telecommunications or instructional technology, and create new systems and applications as needed. They also are responsible for the production management and financial planning of their project.

Projects can be generated by industry requests, academic need and/or personal vision. Entrepreneurial activity is encouraged. In addition to the community service component of the program, all students in this major are encouraged to participate in off-campus employment in an area relevant to their field(s) of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Design and Interactive Media I
  •  Environment Modeling
  •  Character Design
  •  Game Design & Interactive Media II
  •  Level Design
  •  Character Animation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Equivalent of a 2.40 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in high school
  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5742 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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