Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design prepares graduates to be hybrid engineer/designers who have strong programming and mathematics skills, combined with formal training in game design. The field of digital entertainment has grown from using small teams of just a handful of developers for an entire game to using large teams of one hundred or more on a single title. This large increase in the size of teams, scope, and investment in digital entertainment titles has created a growing demand for a type of developer who can bridge the scientific and creative sides of game development, able to work as an engineer or designer as needed.

Admissions Info

Students applying to the BS in Computer Science and Game Design program must be passionate about game design (both digital and non-digital), including level design, system design, and behavior design. They must also be strong analytical thinkers, with a good foundation in mathematics (at least through pre-calculus), science, and writing. Candidates will also find it useful to complete courses in calculus, physics, and computer science prior to attending DigiPen.

Topics Covered

Students in the BS in Computer Science and Game Design program will focus on the following subjects:

  • Game design and development, including game history, game analysis, game mechanics, game dynamics, game aesthetics, 2D and 3D level design, character behaviors, AI programming, design documentation, and play-testing.
  • Core academic courses such as linear algebra, calculus, physics, and computer science (including C, C++, and scripting languages).
  • Humanities and social sciences courses such as psychology, writing, and communication.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
Information
Deadline
Request Info
Rolling-admissions. DigiPen has a priority deadline of February 1 for new applications to be considered for the Merit Scholarship. The primary deadline for this scholarship is April 1.
Locations
USA - Redmond, Washington
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
Rolling-admissions. DigiPen has a priority deadline of February 1 for new applications to be considered for the Merit Scholarship. The primary deadline for this scholarship is April 1.
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2018
USA - Redmond, Washington
Application deadline Request Info
Rolling-admissions. DigiPen has a priority deadline of February 1 for new applications to be considered for the Merit Scholarship. The primary deadline for this scholarship is April 1.
End date Request Info