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Bachelor of Science in Game Development

Program Objectives Overview

  • Be able to critically analyze and evaluate games as well as their themes, mechanics, and other components
  • Be able to synthesize creative and technological perspectives and apply those principles to the development of games
  • Gain an appreciation of the nature of games as an artistic medium, technology product, and cultural force
  • Acquire the necessary mastery of programming and the Unity engine to successfully build games
  • Be able to apply theoretical principles of game design and product development to the process of game creation

Program Highlights

In addition, students will acquire these skills and abilities:

  • Successfully sit for the Unity Certified User, and Unity Certified Associate exams
  • Successfully sit for the Unity Certified Programmer exam
  • Robust skill in the use of C# to program games
  • Understanding of the .NET framework and other uses for C#
  • Understanding of the fundamental principles of game design as a whole, as well as its component elements such as content design, systems design, narrative design and gameplay programming
  • Analyze games as technology products, works of art, and cultural forces
  • Understanding of the product cycle in game development
  • Master the use of the Unity engine
  • Design, create and release a fully-realized digital game

More About This Field

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a game developer is slightly over $85,000, with salaries at larger firms easily exceeding $110,000. The Game Development Major is intended to prepare students for a role in Game Development, with specific expertise in working with the Unity Engine. According to CB Insights, Unity Developer is the seventh fastest-growing job worldwide. This Game Development major was created by the RIZE consortium with significant input from Unity, the IGDA, and multiple studio heads to provide students with the best possible chance of capitalizing on the growth of Unity development roles. This program will prepare students to perform well in a variety of roles within the games industry.

Bachelor of Science in Game Development

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St. Louis, MO 63105


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