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Game Design and Development Minor

The undergraduate minor in Game Design and Development enables students to leverage knowledge and skills acquired in their major in creating mobile, console, and computer games. Students conceptualize and prototype games by using formal and dramatic game elements motivated by cognitive theories. This includes writing a game narrative, modeling and animating characters, and constructing interactive levels and environments. Students learn how to recruit and guide participants through a playtest, evaluate the results by applying human factors research methods, and use reports to improve gameplay outcomes. Upon completion, students can create 2D and 3D games from initial concept to full production using commercial game engines.

Plan of Study (15–16 cr.)

Introductory Course (3 cr.)

3D Graphics or Programming Course (3–4 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:

Students may test out of the 3D graphics or programming requirement by prior learning assessment, in which case they take an additional advanced course.

Two Course Gaming Core

Advanced Course or Elective

Select one of the following courses:

A minimum grade of C is required in any course counted toward the minor.

Admissions and Advising

The minor in Game Design and Development is open to IUPUI students in any major except Media Arts and Science who may pursued the specialization instead.

Email Jill Mathews at jilmathe@iupui.edu to declare the Game Design and Development minor. For academic advising, contact the advisors for the minor at soicindy@iupui.edu or 317-278-4636.

Last updated: 04/24/2018