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Game Design

​DePaul’s Game Design program teaches the fundamentals and details of game design, and prepares you to work in computer gaming and interactive media fields.

Throughout the program, you will collaborate on interdisciplinary teams with programmers, artists, writers, and audio designers.

You’ll learn about the entire game development cycle from ideation to documentation, prototyping, implementation, iteration and testing.

You’ll have four different gaming labs to take advantage of: development and research labs, the game play lab, the augmented reality lab and the playtest and usability lab.


Sample Courses:

  • 3-D Design and Modeling
  • Animation
  • Game Development
  • Game Sound Design
  • Playgramming
  • Practical Scripting for Games
  • Visual Design

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Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Animation
  • Commercial production
  • Computer graphics
  • Film production
  • Game development
  • Software engineering
  • Television production


74 percent of 2017 Game Design graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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