UAT is one of the only fully accredited game design programs that boasts connections to a full continuum of game studies degrees, including: Game Design degree, Game Art and Animation degree and Game Programming degree. Game Design degree students at UAT enjoy the ability to build and create complete game design projects with fellow students and faculty collaborating from across the game studies program family.
Game Design students enjoy the ability to build and create complete game projects with fellow students and faculty collaborating across the game studies program family.
The Game Design program focuses on the design principles, skills and techniques required to create mechanics, game documentation and functioning prototypes for innovative game projects.
Game Design students will utilize industry-standard toolsets and resources, including game programming, scripting and asset creation. The coursework emphasizes design skills such as design documentation, systems design, level design, game balancing, play-testing, interactive storytelling and user experience design.
UAT Game Design students have earned top industry acclaim and leadership positions by harnessing the unique innovation environment. Students are offered all the tools an resources necessary to develp an impressive professional portfolio with innovative game designs using advancing technology and systems. The Game Design degree program will focus on the design principles, skills and techniques needed to create the industry's most innovative game projects.
Students will also take a critical approach to the study of gameplay, player interaction and community dynamics, taking into account the unique features of multiple platforms, including PC, console, mobile and virtual reality.
Working with artists and programmers in team-based projects, Game Design students apply all elements of the game creation process, developing the mentorship and leadership skills required to bring a project from initial concept to a final published product.
UAT offers more than a leading Game Design degree, they provide a culture that fosters game innovation and connection to the industry. UAT Game Studios is an independent game studio and production pipeline that supports game development and provides students the opportunity to ship completed works. The suite of UAT game studies degrees is comprised of more than just academic coursework; it is a culture of experiential learning derived from a multidisciplinary collaboration of video game design students and others across undergraduate and graduate degrees, both on-ground and online.
Educating the next wave of innovators, our faculty leverage their experiences to mentor students to lead innovations and solve challenges in advancing technology.
UAT’s Synchronic Learning model provides an education framework that prepares superior graduates to become tomorrow’s innovators. This model embodies UAT’s methodologies, curricula and community dedicated to fostering an environment of innovation that promotes demonstrated mastery and job readiness.
How does UAT prepare superior graduates? Students are required to participate in projects that solve real problems. UAT requires students to innovate and create a working proof of concept that’s never been done before. Students complete internships, community projects and apprenticeship experiences to cultivate their ability to succeed in the workplace.