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The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design establishes principles of game design and development throughout a hands-on, practical, collaborative program. Students are introduced to both theoretical design concepts and technical skills including logic, balance, storytelling, programming, level design and quality assurance. Students will game skills in various game design techniques and technologies, including game engines and project management through many practical project courses, which culminate in a two-semester capstone project comprised of interdisciplinary student teams. The program offers a robust education in game design, collaboration and project skills, with a range of elective options to further develop skills in programming, game writing, marketing, user experience, art or audio.
Upon completion, you should:
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