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The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 136 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or four academic years. See Degree Requirements for additional information.

This is the sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2018-2019 academic cohort. This sequence should not be used for advising purposes. Instead, contact your Student Success Advisor for a copy of this program’s Curriculum Flowchart.

SemesterCourseCoreCredits
Semester 1DES 100
Introduction to Design Process
X4
DES 101
Principles of Interactive Design
X4
PSY 101
Introduction to Psychology
X3
MAT 105*
Introductory Probability and Statistics
3
ART 105*
Art Processes
3
Semester Total17
Semester 2GAM 120*
Introduction to Digital Production
X3
DES 105
Game Design Process
X3
DES 260
User Experience Design I
X3
PSY 201
Cognitive Psychology
X3
ENG 116*
Storytelling
3
CG 102*
2D Raster Graphics for Designers
3
Semester Total18
Semester 3GAM 200*
Project II
X4
DES 220
Systems Design I
X3
DES 270
User Research I
X3
CS 116*
Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming
4
MAT 100*
Pre-calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry
4
Semester Total18
Semester 4GAM 250*
Project II
X4
DES 240
Level Design I
X3
DES 301
Game Design I
X3
CS 165*
Programming Foundations
4
PHY 115*
Introduction to Applied Math and Physics
3
COL 235
College Success for Designers
1
Semester Total18
Semester 5GAM 300*
Project III
X4
DES 302
Game Design II
X3
DES 365
Game Feel
X3
CS 175*
Scripting Languages
3
CG 125*
Introduction to 3D Production for Designers
3
Semester Total16
Semester 6GAM 350*
Project III
X4
DES 303
Game Design III
X3
DES 370
User Research II
X3
CS 176*
Advanced Scripting Languages
3
MUS 115
Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design
3
COL 499
Career Search Preparation: Material, Logistics, and Communication
1
Semester Total17
Semester 7GAM 375 or GAM 400
Project III or Project IV
X4
DES 400
Integrated Digital Design
X3
Design Elective
Any three-credit DES course numbered 300 or higher.
X3
Psychology Elective
Any three-credit course with the PSY designation.
X3
COM 250
Professional Communication
3
Semester Total16
Semester 8GAM 400 or GAM 450*
Project IV
X4
Design or Psychology Elective
Any three-credit DES course numbered 300 or higher, or PSY course numbered 200 or higher.
X3
MGT Elective
Any three-credit course with the MGT designation.
3
English Elective
Any three-credit course with the ENG designation.
3
HSS Elective
Any three-credit course from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, except those with the COL designation.
3
Semester Total16
Degree Total (minimum credits required)136

*Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Reference the Degree Requirements for this program for more information.