Our program, one of the top-ranked Game Design programs in the country according to the Princeton Review, is positioned at the intersection of digital arts, design, and computer science. The faculty straddle the colleges of Arts, Media and Design and Computer and Information Science, and all have relevant industry experience that provides students with the rich interdisciplinary environment that facilitates the development of playable media and games.
At the undergraduate level, students are given an interdisciplinary foundation by:
- Learning skills through courses in a traditional discipline such as Digital Arts or Computer Science.
- Learning wider concepts through courses outside of their discipline.
- Working with other game students from different disciplines to develop games and playable media.
Students are encouraged to work alongside faculty to build their skills outside of the classroom through ongoing research and creative development projects in the faculty’s research lab or through the student-run game development club.