• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Maryville University’s Game Design Concentration is part of the new degree program in Interactive Design BFA, which gives you the programming and design skills to make it in the graphic- and interactive-design marketplace. 

Along with this marketable skill set, you will develop your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, learn about game design theory and history, and get up-to-speed on emerging technologies. 

Courses include design, motion graphics and development, electives in 3-D modeling, user experience, and more.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville’s Game Design program graduates have interned and gained employment directly in the field of game design and interactive design including:

  • Graphite Lab
  • Moosylvania
  • Paradowski Creative
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Rivet
  • Switch

Accreditation

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Game Design 
  • Intro to Motion Graphics 
  • Motion Graphics 
  • Interactive Applications 
  • Scripting for Games and Apps 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Application for admission
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Unofficial English translated copies of high school (secondary) transcripts or GED score (except students who have a bachelor’s degree)
  • Unofficial English translated copies of transcripts from all college or universities previously attended
  • Financial certification in two forms is required in English: A letter of support from the sponsor and a bank statement from the sponsor’s bank account with dollar amounts stated

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Louis

  • 1015 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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