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Courses for a Degree in Video Game Design

Video Game Design focuses on the skills and programs needed to design a new video game from start to finish.

For this major you’ll take lots of video game design classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in video game design.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in video game design:

Video Game Design Courses:

  • Designing and Producing Video Games
  • Game Mechanics
  • Animation
  • Game Balancing
  • Usability Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Game Testing
  • Business and Management of Games
  • Storytelling in Interactive Media
  • Character Creation in Interactive Media
  • Technical Art and Character Rigging
  • Philosophy and Ethics of Computer Games
  • Artistic Game Development
  • Social Issues in Interactive Media
  • History and Future of Interactive Media
  • Data Analysis for Game Development

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology