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Game Design Minor:
Degree Requirements

The computer gaming minor addresses the needs of students interested in simulation, human machine interaction and gaming. This is an interdisciplinary minor covering both the artistic and computational needs of the field. Students with such a minor may work with animation, game engines, mathematics, modeling, network design, and state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Although the College of Arts and Sciences houses the Minor in Game Design, all undergraduate students from colleges across the University are eligible to complete the Minor.

Visual Arts prerequisites will be waived for Computer Science students.

Dr. Huan-Yu Tu, Coordinator

Professor June Bisantz, Art Liaison

This minor requires a total of 15 credits as follows:

I. Required courses:
Subject Course Title Credits
ART 343 Introduction to 3D Animation 3
CSC 311 Video Games with Game Engines 3
II. Select additional nine credits from the following list:
ART 403 3D Imaging/Animation I 3
CSC 312 Computer Graphics 3
CSC 337 Computer Networks and Distributed Processing 4
CSC/MAT 350 Numerical Methods 3
MUS 372 Multimedia Composition 3
SOC 320 Video Games and Society 3
Any 300/400 level course by arrangement with coordinator
Total Credits 15

Related Links:

Department of Visual Art - Digital Art & Design

Student Should note that:
  1. Art 343 has prerequisite of ART 204
  2. Art 403 has prerequisites of ART 343
  3. CSC 311 has a prerequisite of CSC 210
  4. CSC 312 has prerequisites of CSC 210 and MAT 130 or higher
  5. CSC 337 has a prerequisite of CSC 210
  6. CSC 350 has prerequisites of CSC 110 or CSC 231 and MAT 244
  7. MUS 372 has a prerequisite of MUS 250
  8. SOC 320 has no prerequisites

Prerequisites may be waived by the instructor based on the student's experience. Prerequisites should not be considered as barrier to the minor.


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