Michigan State Offering Game Design Program

Starting this fall, Michigan State University is offering a new game design and development program. The Specialization in Game Design and Development brings together students from computer science; studio art; and telecommunication, information studies and media (TISM) to explore the history, social impacts, technology, design fundamentals and team-based production of digital games.

Students will work together to develop a well-rounded approach to game design and development. In a capstone experience, students in the specialization will work on a semester project in a team setting with an industry-based client. Students will be prepared for a variety of positions in the emerging digital games industry.

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“Video games have grown to become an important medium in our society,� said Brian Winn, co-founder of the program and assistant professor of TISM at MSU. “Like film, radio, television and the Web before it, games have become worthy of academic study, analysis and research.�

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