Computer Game Development BS-Production Design 2010

Students in the Production Design 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. Online learning opportunities are available.
Computer Game Development - BS 2010
Production and Design Concentration
Degree Requirements
Student in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 142 credit hours (generally 48 courses). We could specify here the number of LS courses, major requirements and open electives to be clear. The GPA restrictions below are not checked but we can lift them from the official catalogue
  • earn a grade of C- or higher in all major courses (i.e. non-Liberal Studies and non-Open Elective)
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the completion of all other requirements

A student who earns a cumulative DePaul University GPA

  • between 3.500 and 3.699 will be graduated cum laude
  • between 3.700 and 3.849 will be graduated magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will be graduated summa cum laude

For a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalogue.

Course Requirements
Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all course taken to satisfy these requirements except for the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and in which students need to earn a C- or better. You might choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but you might not double count them if they are part of your major requirements. You can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect or see a complete list here. For an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program click here.
The representation of these course requirements on a year by year basis is just a suggestion. Student are free to take these courses in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites.

First Year
GAM 224 Game Design for Non-Majors
GAM 244 Game Development I
GAM 245 Game Development II
ANI 101 Animation for Non-Majors
    or ANI 201 Animation I
ANI 105 Intro to Visual Design
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
    or LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II    
DC 201 Introduction to Screenwriting (Arts & Litterature)
1 Arts & Litterature
1 Self Society and the Modern world
Second Year
 MAT 150 Calculus I
 GAM 341 Introduction to Level Design
 CSC 261 Programming in C++ I
 CSC 262 Programming in C++ II
 GAM 230 Intro to Game Production
 GAM 341 Introduction to Level Design
 1 Major Elective
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
1 Arts & Litterature
1 Self Society and the Modern world
1 Religious Dimension
1 Understanding the Past
Third Year
ANI 231 3D Animation
GAM 374 Fundamentals of Game Programming I
IM 220 Interactive Media I
WRD 204 Technical Writing
4 Major Electives
 GAM 228 Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema (Philosophical Inquiry)
 1 Junior Year Experiential Learning 
 1 Self Society and the Modern world
 1 Religious Dimension
Fourth Year
GAM 333 The Business of Games
GAM 392 Game Modification Workshop
GAM 394 Game Development Project I
GAM 395 Game Development Project II
1 Major Elective
1 Phylosophycal Inquiry
1 Understanding the Past
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
4 Open Electives
Major Electives
Students may choose courses from the following list:
  • Any 200-level ANI, DC, GAM, GPH or IM Course
  • Any 300-level CDM Courses

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives
Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalogue for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. If you wish to pursue a minor from CDM or from elsewhere in the University, most minor field courses will be credited as open electives.