Minor in Games and Interactive Media

Students in APU’s games and interactive media minor benefit from a well-rounded curriculum integrating storytelling, game mechanics, and technical art, preparing them for careers in the video game and interactive media industry.

22 units


DSGN 115Using Digital Media in a Visual World 13
GAME 110Game Studies Seminar3
GAME 115Game Development Studio I3
GAME 120Game Art Design3
GAME 130Game Theory and Mechanics3
GAME 210Narrative Design for Games2
GAME 215Level and Environmental Design for Games3
GAME 320UX and UI Design for Games [Proposed]2
Total Units22

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Conceptualize and design specific gameplay experiences with an understanding of the principles of design and user response.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the planning, documentation, and creation of game levels.
  3. Demonstrate an ethical, professional, and cultural understanding of game design, and a readiness to work in the global market.
  4. Display an understanding of the principles and technologies involved in designing for games.