- Create 3D models of the game’s characters and avatars.
- Animate 3D models and bring them to life.
- Create the 3D landscapes and building architectures of game worlds.
- Build virtual 3D props, costumes, and interactable game objects.
Turn your passion for gaming into an exciting career.
You may have started gaming for the fun of it — to compete in ways that you can’t in the real world, to make new friends, and to explore crazy, new, virtual worlds. But video games are not just for entertainment. The same technology and design process that goes into making games is found in simulations used for education and training, and the apps people use for crypto currency, global translation, drone-assisted rescue missions, and self-driving vehicles.
The Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media: Game Design and Development — with tracks in 3D Art, 2D Art, Audio, Programming, Production, Writing, UI/UX, or Design Your Own — is a groundbreaking, nationally ranked interactive media and game design program that will allow you to pursue your passion for games while preparing you for a career in the $160 billion interactive media and gaming industry.
GAME TRACKS AND COURSE OFFERINGS
Our curriculum includes 32 total units of study over four years. It begins with courses in the liberal arts during your first year and continuing all four years. Game courses start in your sophomore year and continue until graduation. If you choose, you can pursue internships or study abroad during the last two years.
Interactive Media Major
Students may choose from eight tracks: 3D Art, 2D Art, Audio, Programming, Production, Writing, UI/UX, or Design Your Own.
Students will develop logic grids for intelligent agents, discuss how learning and communication are integral elements of artificial intelligence, and engage in philosophical discussions about AI.
Students will learn the step-by-step process of 3D graphics including modeling with NURBs, polygons, and subdivisions using sophisticated 3D software such as Maya.
How do video games affect the brain and how do players respond to different forms of interaction? Explore how games affect mood and what kind of skills you learn in-game that you can bring into the real world.
Study game programming using a third-party 3D game engine to provide a uniform interface for audio, 3D visuals, and device input. Students will use open-source tools/libraries to produce platform-independent code.
Explore a broad palette of fantasy and its sub-genres, lore-appropriate game-text, character development within fantasy, narrative storytelling, cinematic scripts, dialogue, and much more.
For students in interactive media, internship and career opportunities are ever-expanding. Strong consumer demand for video games and other interactive media in most sectors creates robust career opportunities not only in what is traditionally referred to as game design, but also in the related areas of data translation and user experience.
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