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Game Design and Development, B.A.

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About

As a game designer, your passion is key to your success in the fast-growing gaming industry. The skills you acquire will prepare you for a variety of careers in the industry and related fields. You could contribute to teams working on an MMORPG, design virtual reality experiences for theme parks, develop military training simulations, develop games for the rapidly expanding health care industry, or even revolutionize course delivery in schools.

Through the QU in LA program, you can spend a semester interning at California companies such as Electronic Arts, Blizzard or Facebook. Our students have worked as counselors at iD Tech, a prestigious game design camp held at sites across the country, and our graduates have joined established leaders in entertainment, such as Sesame Workshop.

Center for Game Development (CGD) supports the continued development of select student and faculty games by providing financial support and resources during the summer and fosters a shared and continuing culture of technological know-how and innovation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date The deadline for freshman applications for Fall admission is February 1. Undergraduate Spring Semester Entry: 15 November.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Introduction to Visual Design for Games
  • Creativity and Computation
  • Introduction to Game Development
  • Game Lab I: Team Projects
  • Game Lab II: Team Projects
Courses include:
  • Critical Game Studies Seminar
  • Games, Learning & Society
  • Game Lab V: Team Projects 
  • Game Lab VI: Team Projects
  • Senior Project and Seminar I
  • Game Design I
  • Game Design II
  • Game Art I
  • Game Art II
  • Interactive Storytelling & Narrative
  • History of Video Games
  • Acting and Directing for Game Design
  • Game Audio Design

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • High School Transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you should tell us who you are, and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or others reflect your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (4 for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
  • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46790 USD/year
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  • National

    46790 USD/year
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Living costs for Hamden

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance.

All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.

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