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  • Dakota State University

    -- Madison, South Dakota 
  • 820 North Washington Avenue
    Madison, South Dakota 57042
  • 605-256-5819
  • [email protected]
  • Computer Game Design (BSc, and Students focusing on software also take several courses in Digital Art & Design and in Game Design., 4 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Computer Game Design (BSc, and Students focusing on game art also take several courses in Computer Science and in Game Design., 4 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Computer Game Design (BSc, and Students focused on narrative design also take several courses in Computer Science and in Digital Art & Design., 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 3448.50 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Out of state: 4305.75 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
  • Yes
  • Yes
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  • This degree provides students with the fundamental skills needed to work in video game design, development and production or in similar areas such as interactive or simulation based software and digital media.

    The program is interdisciplinary and requires substantial teamwork from students while they take several courses in each of digital arts, software design and game design. The core also includes physics and a post-calculus mathematics for games course. Beyond the core, students choose a focus area of several additional courses. The focus area is worked out with individual students based on their interests, but common areas include software design and development involving several additional Computer Science and Mathematics courses; game art with additional fine and digital art classes; or narrative design with several additional courses focused on game writing, level design, game genres, and game mechanics.

    While audio is not yet available as a specific focus area, DSU has a strong audio program which complements the Computer Game Design program. Game design students can take audio electives and audio students can participate in game development projects.

     Computer Game Design students are encouraged to double major in an area appropriate to their focus. Common degrees for double majors include B.S. Computer Science, B.S. Digital Arts & Design, or B.S. English for New Media.