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Major Requirements

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Program Highlights

  • Benefit from a broad range of courses — from animation and game development to pop music and digital mixing to screenwriting and filmmaking
  • Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to create playable prototypes
  • Analyze games and interactive media in social and political contexts
  • Build an impressive portfolio of collaborative work
  • Gain hands-on experience through internships

Program Requirements

A total of 120 credits are required for graduation, with 56 credits required in the major.

Required Courses (44 credits)

  • Web Application Development I (3 credits)
  • Communication, Culture, and Media (3 credits)
  • Video Production (3 credits)
  • Communication Ethics (3 credits)
  • Art History II (3 credits)
  • Game & Interactive Media Forum (0 credits)
  • Introduction to Game Studies (3 credits)
  • Game Design (3 credits)
  • Game Development I (3 credits)
  • Game Development II (3 credits)
  • Special Topics in Game Design (3 credits)
  • Game Workshop I (4 credits)
  • Game Workshop II (4 credits)
  • Internship in Game Design (3 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

Choose four courses from the following:

  • Fundamentals of Drawing (3 credits)
  • Design (3 credits)
  • 3D Graphic Animation I (3 credits)
  • 2D Graphic Animation (3 credits)
  • 3D Graphic Animation II (3 credits)
  • Pop Music Theory I (3 credits)
  • Digital Composition of Popular Music I (3 credits)
  • Digital Composition of Popular Music II (3 credits)
  • Pop Songwriting I (3 credits)
  • Digital Mixing and Mastering (3 credits)
  • Soundtracks and Foley (3 credits)
  • Creative Writing: Screenwriting (3 credits)
  • Studies in Film Genre (3 credits)
  • Writing Shortscreen Play for Digital Cinema (3 credits)
  • Digital Filmmaking (3 credits)
  • The Aesthetics of Filmmaking (3 credits)
  • Advanced Digital Filmmaking (3 credits)

Apply Online for Admission

To learn more about the Game & Interactive Media Design program, contact:

Headshot of Justin Burton
Associate Professor
Fine Arts 371

Justin D Burton received a PhD in musicology from Rutgers University in 2009. His research revolves around popular music/culture, music technologies, hip hop, and critical race theory.

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