Game Design, Minor

The game design minor allows students in other areas of study to become familiarized with the basics of game design. Game design minor students can collaborate with students in the game design major, as well as the combined majors in game art and animation and computer science and game development. Students make games and create portfolio pieces. Students will also be encouraged to apply principles from their own discipline to the game designs they create. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Students who wish to register for 2000-level courses and above need to plan ahead in order to complete prerequisite course(s) ahead of time.

A student pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of four courses exclusive to this minor beyond the courses required for the student’s declared major(s), minor(s), or PlusOne.


Required Courses
GAME 1110Games and Society4
GAME 2500Foundations of Game Design4
Elective Courses
Complete two of the following:8
Rapid Idea Prototyping for Games
Game Concept Development and Production
Programming Basics

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor