Game Studies & Design

Games Studies & Design

Focusing on educational, serious, indie, and free to play (f2p) games, as well as games for change and games involving simulation and training, the Game Studies & Design aims to teach innovative approaches to games and game environments using augmented reality, virtual reality, motion-capture and motion-tracking technologies—experimental digital technologies the CMDC program already teaches in its B.A. in Digital Culture & Technologies degree and at which it already excels. To date, no other university in the region offers a four-year degree in this area of study.

The program entails 15 credits of study: six credits of Required Courses; the remaining nine credits are taken in courses found in the Design or Production Option.

Required Courses:

  • DTC 476 Digital Literacies: Offered every fall and spring; pre-req: DTC 375, DTC 101
  • DTC 492 Engines & Platforms: Offered every fall, spring, summer; no pre-req
Options: Choose 9 credits from one of two Options

Option 1: Design. Choose three courses from this Option
  • DTC 336 Design & Composition: Offered every fall, spring, summer; no pre-req
  • DTC 354 Digital Storytelling: Offered every fall, spring, summer; no pre-req
  • DTC 335 Digital Animation: Offered every fall, spring; no pre-req
  • DTC 435 Advanced Animation: Offered every fall, spring; pre-req: DTC 335

Option 2: Production. Choose three courses from this Option
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring: Offered every fall, spring; no pre-req
  • DTC 477 Advanced Multimedia Authoring: Offered every fall, spring, summer; pre-req: DTC 355
  • DTC 478 Usability & Interface Design: Offered every fall, spring; pre-req: DTC 355
  • DTC 338 Special Topics: Offered every fall, spring, summer; no pre-req

Some of Our Other Specialities

Here are three other specialities of the CMDC Program

Web & Mobile Design

HTML5, CSS3, JS, PHP, MySql, JQuery, etc.

2 & 3D Animation

After Effects, Maya, Blender, etc.

Digital Publishing

Scalar, HTML Languages, etc.

Website

Check out this website about the game simulation of Mount St. Helens that CMDC students made!