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Game Design, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

University Of Advancing Technology Game Design students have earned top game industry acclaim and leadership positions by harnessing the unique game innovation environment. Game Design majors at UAT are offered all the tools and resources necessary to develop an impressive professional portfolio with innovative game designs using advancing technology and systems. Students enrolled in the Game Design degree program will focus on the design principles, skills and techniques needed to create the industry’s most innovative game projects.

Game Design degree students at UAT are exposed to all the tools of the trade, as well as programming and asset creation video game design skill sets. The Game Design degree coursework emphasizes design skills such as:

  • strong initial concepts
  • design documentation
  • game balancing and play testing
  • interactive storytelling
  • interface design.

Game Design Degree Objectives

  • Prototype and complete original games for multiple platforms following the full game production pipeline.
  • Create and implement game elements, systems, and play mechanics using industry standard tools, techniques, and production methods, including both art and scripting/programming applications.
  • Demonstrate effective game design practices and techniques within the project scope and context such as genre, style, platform and audience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Game Testing and Analysis
  • Critical Game Studies
  • Game Scripting for Designers
  • Game AI Concepts
  • Level Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    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.

  • 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:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

  • Ability to express yourself
  • Aptitude for mechanics of game development
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Enjoys tinkering, dismantling things and rebuilding them
  • Imagination, creativity, dreaming of the next big game (while awake and …asleep?)
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Passion for technology
  • Problem solving skills
  • Raw intelligence
  • Strong academic history
  • Support of family and friends
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tempe

  • 900 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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