Specialization in Game Design and Development
In Fall 2005, the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University launched the interdisciplinary specialization in Game Design and Development.
The specialization brings together students in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Computer Science, and Studio Art. The specialization complements the breadth and depth of knowledge students acquire in their majors with a multidisciplinary understanding of game design and development. For most majors outside of TC, the specialization often nearly fulfills the student's cognate requirements.
Through the Game Specialization courses, students will learn the technology, design fundamentals, and development process of digital games, as well as the history, social impacts, and business of games. Students will also gain valuable skills in communicating and collaborating in team-based projects while building a strong portfolio of games.
Offered By: The specialization is administered jointly by the College of Engineering, College of Arts & Letters, and College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences is the lead administrative unit.
The specialization is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Information within Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media at Michigan State University. The specialization is also open to other majors on a case-by-case basis, particularly those in the Honors College.
Eligibility & Applying
Find out more about eligibility and program requirements on the CAS Academic and Student Affairs website. You can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. You must apply and get accepted into this program in order to complete the specialization. The program application is online.