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Serious Games Design

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The rapidly growing Serious Games industry focuses on solving real-world problems using the universal appeal of play. In this major, you'll learn how to design and deliver game experiences to drive positive change in education, healthcare, marketing and more.

You’ll study game-based learning, puzzle design and game production, and use these skills to create emotionally rich and challenging experiences within your own games and simulations, including experiences for PC, mobile and virtual reality.

You can take your newfound knowledge and skills into the many companies that are now growing around the games industry.

Career opportunities

Job opportunities include embedded roles in government agencies and not-for-profits, as well as video games publishing, marketing, production and management.

Major (8)*

For a major in Serious Games Design, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

*Note: This major requires additional requisite course(s) to be completed.

Required courses (8)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
SGD100 Playcentric Game Design
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
SGD103 Serious Digital Game Design
  • Semester 2
Pre: SGD100
Co: SGD102
SGD200 Game-Based Learning
  • Semester 1
Pre: (SGD103 or SGD210) and (SGD102 or ICT112 or SGD203
SGD202 Video Game Analysis
  • Semester 2
Pre: CMN105
SGD214 Interactive Narrative: Puzzles and Quests
  • Semester 2
 
SGD304 Serious Game Project A
  • Semester 1
Pre: (SGD210 or SGD103) and (SGD213 or SGD230 or SGD214)
SGD305 Serious Game Project B
  • Semester 2
Pre: SGD304
ICT352 ICT Project Management
  • Semester 1
Pre: ICT221 or ICT220 or ICT211 or SGD200 or SGD202
Anti: MGT210

Minor (4)

For a minor in Serious Games Design, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

*Note: This minor requires additional requisite course(s) to be completed.

Required courses (4)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
SGD100 Playcentric Game Design
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
SGD103 Serious Digital Game Design
  • Semester 2
Pre: SGD100
Co: SGD102
SGD200 Game-Based Learning
  • Semester 1
Pre: (SGD103 or SGD210) and (SGD102 or ICT112 or SGD203
SGD202 Video Game Analysis
  • Semester 2
Pre: CMN105

 

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