Games Programs

Focusing on the creative side of game development, the GAME and GSND programs aim to transform students into critical makers with the ability to create high-quality, innovative, and expressive games, playful experiences, and artifacts across a broad array of media and contexts.

Programs

Games Across Northeastern

Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Design and Media

PhD

The PhD provides a rigorous, globally aware, practice-based, and human-centered approach to advanced scholarship. It aims to cultivate researcher-designers with a versatile repertoire of methods and a passion for applying those skills to the emerging epistemic perspective of integrated human, technological, and data frameworks within creative collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.

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Game Science and Design

Master of Science

Focusing on the science of game development, students have an opportunity to learn the design and technological skills needed to build a game and develop a deep understanding of playability and analytics that make products successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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Game Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Designed to provide students with the skills to communicate ideas and emotions through interactive media. The focus of the BFA degree is exploring games as an aesthetic and expressive form through critical analysis and creative, reflective practice.

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Computer Science and Game Development

Bachelor of SCIENCE

The PhD provides a rigorous, globally aware, practice-based, and human-centered approach to advanced scholarship. It aims to cultivate researcher-designers with a versatile repertoire of methods and a passion for applying those skills to the emerging epistemic perspective of integrated human, technological, and data frameworks within creative collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.

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Game Art and Animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Focusing on the science of game development, students have an opportunity to learn the design and technological skills needed to build a game and develop a deep understanding of playability and analytics that make products successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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Game Design and Music with Concentration in Music Technology

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The Game Design and Music combined major with a concentration in Music Technology prepares students to manage all aspects of music and sound design integral to the creative process in Game Design. Students focus on the digital sound technologies, audiovisual integration techniques and collaborative skills.

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Game Art

Minor

The Game Art Minor offers students to become immersed in the study and practice of the visual arts and animation within the game medium. Students are afforded the opportunity to think critically and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to produce art and animation assets that are critical to the success of projects in the game medium.

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Game Design

Minor

The game design minor allows students in other areas of study to become familiarized with the basics of game design. Game design minor students can collaborate with students in the game design major, as well as the combined majors in game art and animation and computer science and game development. Students make games and create portfolio pieces. Students will also be encouraged to apply principles from their own discipline to the game designs they create. 

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Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Game Analytics

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Graduate Certificate in Game Design

The Graduate Certificate in Game Design offers a practice-oriented approach to the art and science of game making. The program emphasizes visual design and programming for video games, and fosters conceptual understanding of the principles of game design for all varieties of games—from educational board games to iPhone games.