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Game Development

Bachelor of Science

The Game Development major is an interdisciplinary program incorporating courses from numerous departments (Computer Science & Information Technology, Art & Design, English, Music, Mathematics, Communication Studies, and Cinema, Television and Media Production).

This interdisciplinary program incorporates the numerous aspects of game development to provide students with the opportunity to pursue a variety of careers in the field. This interdisciplinary approach to Game Development distinguishes KU’s Game Development major from other programs in this area of study.

The current trend in similar programs at other schools is to primarily focus on one aspect, such as programming the game, the art scenes, the music score, or the game story. The Game Development major at KU will allow the student to understand all aspects of Game Development and aligns with employer demands.

Students pursuing this major may also benefit from the university’s eSports club and associated arena.

B.S. in Game Development Program Checksheet and Planner

Minor in Game Development

The program's primary goal is to instill in students an understanding of the two facets of game development - the interactive design and the application programming. The game design is focused on improving the user experience. The animations, modeling and screen design are all critical components of the user interface. The non-design aspects of interactive games includes the programming for game flow. Game development is a classic example of a collaborative effort among disciplines rather than the domain of one discipline, as it will utilize existing courses from computer science, applied digital arts, communication design, and art education. The minor will prepare students for work in the game development field.

Game Development Minor Program Checksheet

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