BA in Games and Interactive Media
Make a Difference as a Video Game Designer
Bring your creative ideas to life as you prepare for an innovative career in the games and interactive media industries. This immersive degree program is a confluence of story and play; we believe that truth may be found in both.
Learn to build games of all types, benefitting from a well-rounded curriculum that integrates the iterative process of storytelling, game mechanics, art, sound, and more. Study under supportive faculty-mentors who work in the industry, and alongside a collaborative community of students engaged in art and design. Capitalize on the department’s connections with video game companies such as Blizzard, EA, and Square Enix, and APU’s proximity to the multimedia industry hub of Los Angeles.
At APU, we are not simply game makers, we are game changers!
|Game Development Process
|Game Art I
|Game Development I
|Game Design and Theory
|Programming for Interactive Media
|History of Art and Music for Cinematic Arts
|Game Art II
|Game Level and Environmental Design
|Game UX and UI Design
|Game Development II
|Game Prototype Studio
|Game Visual Effects [Proposed]
|Game Development III
|Game Studio Apprenticeship
|Civic Engagement Through Games 1, 2
|or CINE 490
|Internship and Career Preparation for Cinematic Arts
|Game Studio Capstone I 3
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- demonstrate broad understanding of game design and development, focusing on game theory and mechanics, level and environmental design, immersion, game user experience.
- apply critical principles and skills pertinent to games and interactive media duties in their employment and professional practice.
- work in diverse global contexts and apply universally respectful and globally centric practices pertinent to games and interactive media duties in international and domestic contexts.
- demonstrate understanding of contemporary research questions, results, and areas of application relating to the design and development of computer games.