Game Design & Development Track

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Program style: hands-on, traditional lecture, and online.

What will I study?

With the surge in interactive computer games for both learning and entertainment, the need for developers has risen and the industry is experiencing a severe shortage of game programmers. You’ll begin with a foundation in programming languages, problem solving techniques, and computer ethics. Then you’ll dig into everything necessary for great game design and development. We’ll teach you the game creation process, game play theory, fundamentals in computer graphics, components of animation, and how to thrive as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Interesting classes you might take:

  • Building Games
  • Advanced Computer Gaming
  • OOP with C# and Games
  • Computer Ethics
  • Photoshop and Illustrator

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Why choose Game Design & Development at SHU?

The Princeton Review in a partnership with GamePro magazine has recognized Sacred Heart University's game design program as one of the best in the United States and Canada. Read more.  Additionally, SHU's gaming program was number 17 on The Princeton Review’s list saluting the best graduate schools to study video game design for 2014. Read more.

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What are my career options with a  Computer Science degree in gaming?

Here are just a few of the careers you may pursue with this degree:

  • Computer Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Programmer
  • Professional Tester

Want to hear about more opportunities? Talk with one of our career counselors.