BS in Computer Games Development

Bachelor of Science 2011-2012

Computer Games Development

The BS in Computer Games Development prepares students to work in the multi-disciplinary field of computer gaming and interactive media. This program also requires strong mathematical and programming skills. CDM's Computer Games Development program combines coursework in game programming, game design, 3D Modeling, animation, physics, and artificial intelligence. Students work in cross-disciplinary teams to design and develop games. This program was created in consultation with our Game Dev Industry Advisory Board, and is the result of input from many of the top game programmers, producers and designers in the Chicago area. For more information on the degree visit the Game Dev website. Learn more about admission to this program.

Production and Design Concentration
Students in this concentration receive an education in all areas of game development, including game design, programming and animation, but also the basic business skills of project management, budgeting, contract negotiation, marketing and quality assurance.

Game Programming Concentration
Students in this concentration engage in the rigorous study of computer science basics, and then apply this knowledge to the demanding specialization of game programming. Areas of study include computer graphics development, computer science, linear algebra, game physics, and artificial intelligence programming.

Online Learning Options
Many courses are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL) . If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some undergraduate courses are offered online. However, CDM currently does not offer any undergraduate program completely online. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.