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GAME DESIGN DEGREE


MASTERING THE SKILLS FOR GAMING INNOVATION

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Pursue a career in video gaming with a Game Design Degree! At UAT, students will focus on the
design principles, skills, and techniques needed to create the industry''s next innovative game
projects. Request Info about how you can get your degree in Game Design.

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FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

DAVID WESSMAN
has worked in the game industry for 17 years for such companies as Lucasfilm Games, Spectrum Holobyte, Totally Games, Storm...
ERIC GILLAM
is an artist and multimedia designer with cross-functional expertise in: 3D modeling, texturing, level & game design, traditional...

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Game Design students focus on the design principles, skills and techniques required to create mechanics, design documents and functioning prototypes for innovative game projects. Game Design students will be exposed to all the tools of the trade, as well as programming and asset creation skill sets. The coursework emphasizes design skills such as strong initial concepts, design documentation, game balancing and play-testing, interactive storytelling and interface design. Students in the Game Design program will also take a critical approach to the study of gameplay, player interaction and community dynamics as well as the unique features of the numerous game platforms available in the marketplace. In team-based projects, design students will work with artists and programmers to create complete projects. Applying all the elements of the game creation process, Game Design students will also develop the leadership skills to see projects through from initial concept to publisher-ready final product.


DEGREE OBJECTIVES

  • Prototype and build original games for multiple platforms, including complete documentation, prototypes and complete games using 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.
  • Develop critical analysis skills and master best practices of effective design through the study of games across platforms and genres.differences and similarities of each.
  • Establish leadership, communication and project management skills by participating in team projects with students from other disciplines using industry-standard team and project management techniques.
  • Demonstrate high-level writing and analysis skills to promote the creation of clear, concise documentation and strong communication of design elements and mechanics to both programming and art team members.


Program Credits: 120
Major Credits: 36
Semesters to completion: 8
Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and
a Student Innovation Project.
For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT FAST FACTS page.

FUTURE CAREERS

POSITIONS OUR GRADUATES HAVE TAKEN

  • QA Tester – Foundation 9 Entertainment
  • Game Designer – DW Creations
  • Core QA – Edge of Reality
  • Design Assistant – Big Bang Entertainment
  • Creature Spawner – Carbine Studios

COMPANIES HIRING OUR STUDENT INTERNS

  • Sortasoft
  • Dark Humours Entertainment, LLC
  • Realmware Corporation
  • 3D Buzz, Inc
  • Department of Defense


GAME DESIGN DISCLOSURE

At University of Advancing Technology, we believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand employment opportunities prior to starting any program. In an effort to ensure you have the information you need to make informed choices on program cost, medial loan debt incurred by students who completed the program, on-time completion rates, and the occupations this program prepares you to enter, the Department of Education has instituted the following disclosure template. For more information, click on the respective academic level below:


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