July 14, 2004

Gettin’ Schooled in Games

by Nick Montfort · , 2:24 pm

Penn’s Masters in Computer Graphics and Game Technology is starting in the Fall, and a course in game design and development has been proposed as part of it. I hope it comes through, as I’d love to take it or sit in on it.

On ifMUD I learned of another new degree program, Champlain College’s Bachelors in Electronic Game & Interactive Development. The curriculum includes game-specific courses throughout the four years, including four courses on game design, an interactive storytelling course with two prerequisites, a course on game history and playability testing, a senior thesis and a senior team project.

There are many other digital media programs that have a significant gaming aspect to them, and no doubt many other computer game programs that are just getting started. I’d love to know more about these, particularly if students or faculty in these programs have comments.