48 months
42564 USD/year
42564 USD/year
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In the Game Programming major from Champlain College, you will gain cutting-edge skills and experience that will make you an outstanding candidate for a position as programmer in the game industry or any number of other industries. 


The Game Programming major from Champlain College —one of the first bachelor's degrees of its kind in the nation—combines games with the intellectual challenge of software creation to produce a highly versatile and valuable, in-demand skill set.

Upside-Down Curriculum

The Upside-Down Curriculum ensures that you are taking key courses in your major beginning in your first semester, starting with Introduction to Programming and Game History & Development. Through your courses, you will acquire a foundation of mathematics, physics, computer science and software engineering necessary for game development, as well as master contemporary technology for 2-D and 3-D graphics. Courses are taught on a variety of platforms, devices and operating systems, including PC/Windows, Apple and iOS platforms, Android mobile, social media, Linux/UNIX, and the latest consumer game consoles and devices. You will design and build artificial intelligence, physics engines and networking systems. You will graduate with unmatched experience in end-to-end game development experience as well as a highly marketable résumé and portfolio.

Collaborative Game Studio

GAme Studio LogoAn important aspect of the Game Programming major is the collaborative environment of our Game Studio, where Game Programming majors work with their counterparts in Game Art & Animation and Game Design as well as Game Production Management to build games from start to finish. The Game Studio replicates a professional game development setting to give you a firsthand understanding of how creative teams collaborate to develop individual game assets and coordinate them into a functional product. To see student work and find out more, visit gamestudio.champlain.edu.

Study Abroad in Montreal

Study in Montreal, Canada, one of the world's largest game development centers—only 96 miles from our Burlington, VT, campus. With internship opportunities, the Montreal Game Summit, the Montreal International Game Developers Association, and a campus director with game industry experience, Game Design students have amazing opportunities to create strong connections. Courses in Montreal are taught by game industry professionals in collaboration with game faculty at the main campus. Explore our study abroad options. 


Champlain game students build remarkable resumes through our extensive Game Programming internship opportunities. Recent internship locations for Game Programming majors include Bigpoint Inc., Microsoft Game Studios and Wired magazine. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Development 
  • Programming
  • Calculus 
  • Concepts of the Self
  • The Rhetoric of Self
  • Game Programming 
  • Advanced Programming
  • Matrices, Vectors, and 3D Math 
  • Concepts of Community 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The first step in applying to an online program at Champlain College is to start your fast and free online application. You'll need to create an account and follow the step-by-step instructions.
  • Within the online application, you'll be required to respond to 3-4 short answer essay questions that are critically important as they provide insight into you, your goals, and your plan for success in our academic programs. 
  • Official academic transcripts are required for any post-secondary coursework you have completed and all colleges and universities you have previously attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42564 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    42564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42564 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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