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The B.A. in Game Design trains students interested to integrate game arts with related advanced technology software platforms in which videogames are conceptualized, designed, and created. The program is for students aspiring to gain the background and technical skill necessary for a career in gaming or related areas in interactive media, and closely connects students with the region’s game design companies and to the regional industrial ecosystem for games creation (including games for entertainment, serious games, animation, and work relating to the emerging esports sector). The major, while mainly preparing students for careers in the videogame companies and start-up enterprises, may also be understood as connecting students to career pathways in application development, film special effects, web design, animation, and other design arts.
Students desiring deeper training in game programming, whose career interests might also include work in the wider data sciences, might also consider the B.S. major in Game Development.
Coursework in this major introduces students to the logic of game conceptualization, rendering, story boarding, leveling, and more, while also preparing them to work in design platforms (e.g., Blender, Unity, Unreal Engine). Key goals of the major include: (a) the development of an industry-ready and career preparatory project portfolio; (b) CMII-supported senior year internship opportunities; and (c) senior year involvement in a collaborative design team that takes a full year’s time to create a launch-ready game. CMII is partnered with the Georgia Film Academy, and collaborates with GFA on related certifications in esports management.