|The Computer Game Design Program at Mason is one of the most transformational areas of study in higher education today. Students study both the sciences and the arts, all in a revolving-role team-based, project-based new pedagogical environment. The Computer Game Design Program hosts a BFA undergraduate degree, a future graduate MA degree, several minors with sports management and business, and multiple international exchange partnerships. We also host the only U.S. Serious Game Institute (in partnership with the University of Coventry U.K.), that concentrates on game-related applied research and new innovative game company cultivation.
Graduate Computer Game Design Courses offered Fall 2013!
Although the full Master of Arts degree in Computer Game Design will officially be offered Fall 2014 (pending SCHEV approval), the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is offering four graduate computer game design courses each semester during the 2013/14 academic year. These courses will be offered under the CVPA heading, and will be fully transferable, up to total of 12-credits, into the MA degree program starting the Fall 2014 semester.
Fall 2013 Computer Game Design Graduate Courses:
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Congratulations to the first Computer Game Design graduating class – 2013!
Don’t just play games, start creating them! Computer Game Design is one of the fastest growing fields of study that incorporates computer technology, visual arts, and music with creative & critical thinking and problem solving skills. Your adventure begins here! Learn the fundamentals of designing a computer game for your computer or your phone. From there, you can “level up” with creating apps, game modding, game art/animation, and more!
For kids ages 9-12 and 13-18, week-long, full day courses run Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Sign up for as many weeks as you like. Most Summer Game Institute courses will be taught by Mason Game Design university faculty (certain courses may have prerequisites and/or may be eligible to be taken for Computer Game Design Program credit).
For our youngest students, ages 6-8, we offer several two week, half-day sessions. These run M-F, from 9:00am – 10:00pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm. (Extended care is also available.) They will design a “hands on game” and learn to translate it onto their computer, using Microsoft’s Kodu, a fun and simple visual programming language made specifically to teach young people the fundamentals of programming and game design.
9/7/13 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Applicants to the BFA in Computer Game Design program are strongly encouraged to attend one of our program open houses. These events will allow students to meet faculty and students in our program and participate in activities related to game design and portfolio development. Students are encouraged to bring whatever work they already have completed in the form of a web portfolio.
NOTE: Students who are unable to attend an open house are still able to apply for and join the major.***
Mason Computer Game Design Program is partnering with Mari Games to bring you the 2013 Thinking Games Competition. It begins February 4 and is open to game developers of all ages, students and professionals. Create evidence-based games, learn from the outcomes and earn a chance to win cash prizes.
Play games, evaluate outcomes, win cash prizes! It’s your chance to get recognized in the games community.
For more info and to register:
Computer Game Design Program