• No. 35 in the U.S.
  • Not only focus on making games
  • The next generation game designers

Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field. Required courses include computer science, art, and visual technology, music, humanities, and computer game design.

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The required internship provides students with practical experience that enhances their employability postgraduation. Students study both the sciences and the arts, all in a revolving-role team-based, project-based new pedagogical environment. The GMU Computer Game Design program hosts the only U.S. Serious Game Institute (in partnership with the University of Coventry U.K.), that concentrates on game-related applied research and new innovative game company cultivation.

The Mission of the Computer Game Design Program at George Mason University is to prepare students for employment and further study in the computer game design and development field, doing so with a curriculum designed to reflect the gaming industry’s demand for an academically rigorous technical program coupled with an understanding of the artistic and creative elements of the evolving field of study.

Opportunities

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities

Degree Requirements

The 120-credit Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 15, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Mar 2020
Duration
4 years
Full-time
Price
10,000 USD
per semester. The tuition cost is based on a full-time course load (i.e., 12 to 16 credits).
Deadline
Aug 31, 2019
Early Decision Deadline. Priority Deadline: November 29, 2019 Regular Deadline: January 17, 2020
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