Game Design & Development Track

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

What will I study?

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?

Because of our hands-on approach to learning, small classrooms, and the individual attention that it brings. In addition to traditional lectures, we’ll work together to solve real problems though computer science.

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Will I have internship opportunities?

Yes, both on campus and with nearby companies. We offer on-campus internships in the Factory (our computer support center) and the Network Operations Center. We also work with area companies to place students in a variety of internships.

Companies our students typically internship with:

  • GE
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan
  • Mercedes Benz Credit
  • Morgan Stanley

Learn more about our computer science internships

Are there special admission requirements?

No, we have an open admission policy. Incoming first-year students and transfer students may declare the Game Design Track when you apply for admission to Sacred Heart University.

Review SHU’s undergraduate admissions process

What can I be 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.

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