M.F.A. in interactive design and game development

Available at:  
- Savannah
- eLearning
  • Select one of these three¬†options:

  • ARTH 701 Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 757 Media Art
  • ARLH 776 History and Theory of Virtual Spaces
  • ITGM 705 Interactive and Game Design: Research and Practice
  • SDGM 708 Effective Design Communication
  • ITGM 755 Thesis Studio I: Research and Ideation
  • ITGM 765 Thesis Studio II: Production and Prototyping
  • ITGM 775 Evidence-based Design Interactivity and Gaming
  • ITGM 790 Thesis Studio III: Validation and Documentation
  • Select one of these four¬†options:

  • ITGM 779 Graduate Internship
  • 500-level SCADpro elective
  • 500- to 700-level elective
  • 500- to 700-level elective
  • 700-level GAME, ITGM, or IXDS elective

Select one concentration to complete the program of study:

  • Game development

  • GAME 710 Game Art: Engine Pipeline and Practices
  • GAME 712 Game Tech: Gameplay Scripting
  • GAME 714 Game Design: Ludic Methodology
  • Select one of these three options:
  • GAME 720 Game Art: Virtual World Building
  • GAME 722 Game Tech: Real-time Materials and Shaders
  • GAME 724 Game Design: Immersive Level Design
  • Select one of these two options:
  • GAME 730 Game Art: Character Creation and Digital Sculpting
  • GAME 734 Game Design: Systems and Simulation
  • Select one of these two options:
  • GAME 740 Game Art: Art Direction and Look Development
  • GAME 742 Game Tech: Real-Time Particles and Effects
  • GAME 754 Game Design: Professional Production Pipeline
  • 700-level ANIM, GAME, ITGM, IXDS, MOME, SEQA, or VSFX elective
  • Interactive design
  • IXDS 710 Human Experience Prototyping
  • IXDS 712 Dynamic Web Development
  • IXDS 720 Human-centered Interactive Design<
  • Select two of these four options:
  • IXDS 722 Connective Systems for the Web
  • IXDS 724 Visual Hierarchies and Digital Affordances
  • IXDS 732 Physical Computing for Tangible Interfaces
  • IXDS 734 Innovative Systems for Digital Convergence
  • Select two of these three options:
  • IXDS 742 Physical Computing for Immersive Environments
  • IXDS 744 Pervasive Information Architecture
  • IXDS 754 User Interface Design for Virtual Communities
  • 700-level DMGT, GAME, IDUS, ITGM, IXDS, MOME, or SERV elective

Total course of study: 90 hours*

* At the time of admission, up to five additional graduate-level intensive courses may be assigned, bringing the student's required course of study to a total of 95 to 115 hours.