Bachelor in Game Design

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The Bachelor of Science in Game Design program at Full Sail University is intended to develop your skills as a storyteller and game designer. Learn more about Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Design program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Game Design program at Full Sail University is offered solely online. You will have the opportunity to study game design, game history, programming foundations, and level design. Coursework is designed to develop your skills not only in game design and storytelling, but also in team building, research and marketing, prototyping, usability, game economics, and leadership. The program includes a final project that will allow you to design, develop, and professionally format your own game for presentation to potential employers or investors.

What Are the Prerequisites?

In order to apply to Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Design program you should have at least one letter of recommendation. You should have earned a high school diploma, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Game Design program consists of 120 credits, 32 of which are general education courses. The program is offered solely online and may require specific software or hardware in order to complete assigned projects.

Game Design Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
GDN 4340 Aesthetics and Immersion
GDN 2130 Design and Development Analysis
GDN 3140 Design Project
GDN 3430 Design Tools I
GDN 3540 Design Tools II
GDN 1440 Economics
GDN 4630 Final Project I
GDN 4730 Final Project II
GDN 4840 Final Project III
GDN 1230 Game Design I
GDN 4240 Game Design II
GDN 1130 Game History
GDN 3340 Game Mechanics
GDN 2340 Leadership
GDN 3630 Level Design I
GDN 3740 Level Design II
GDN 3240 Programming Foundations
GDN 3840 Prototyping I
GDN 4140 Prototyping II
GDN 4540 Research and Marketing
GDN 1340 Storytelling
GDN 2430 Team Building
GDN 4440 Testing and Play Balancing
GDN 2240 Usability

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Design program is designed to help you prepare for a variety of positions in the game industry. Possible careers related to the Bachelor in Game Design include:

  • Lead Designer
  • Game Play Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Economics Director
  • Combat Systems Designer
  • Multiplayer Game Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • World Designer

Advanced Degrees

While the Bachelor of Science in Game Design program at Full Sail University is designed to prepare you for positions in the gaming industry, you may wish to advance your skills by pursuing a master's degree. Full Sail University offers a Master of Science in Game Design that focuses on design, project management, and team leadership.