Bachelor in Game Development

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Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Development program is designed to let you explore the process of developing computer and video games, from designing to programming. Learn more about Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Development program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development at Full Sail University is a campus-based program that focuses on programming languages, architecture, and interactive development. After enrolling in the program, you will have the chance to study data structures, real-time animation, game networking, software engineering, Windows programming, and game design structure. You may also study artificial intelligence, engine development, and game planning and architecture. The program also requires a final group project that will result in an interactive demo reel with a game that you designed, programmed, and developed.

What Are the Prerequisites?

In order to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Game Development program at Full Sail University you should have a strong math foundation up to the level of Algebra II, although precalculus and trigonometry are also strongly recommended. 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 Development program consists of 141 credits. In addition to 109 major credits, you also take 32 credits of general education courses.

Game Development Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
GDD 245 3D Content Creation
CAP 4053 Artificial Intelligence
GDD 250 Data Structures
GDD 111 Design Fundamentals
GDD 355 DirectX
GDD 477 Engine Development I
GDD 478 Engine Development II
DIG 3628 Game Networking
GDD 482 Game Planning & Architectures
GDD 481 Game Preproduction
GDD 490 Game Project I
GDD 493 Game Project II
GDD 495 Game Project III
GDD 461 Machine Architecture I
GDD 463 Machine Architecture II
GDD 367 OpenGL
GDD 291 Operating Systems
GDD 472 Optimization
COP 1000 Programming I
COP 2334 Programming II
COP 2335 Programming III
GDD 470 Real Time Animation
GDD 125 Rules of the Game
GDD 354 Software Architecture
GDD 359 Software Engineering
GDD 234 Structure of Game Design
GDD 356 Structure of Game Production I
GDD 358 Structure of Game Production II
GDD 344 Windows Programming I
GDD 345 Windows Programming II

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development program at Full Sail University is designed to prepare you for a variety of positions in the gaming industry. You could use your interactive demo reel to present your skills to potential employers. Possible careers related to the Bachelor's in Game Development include:

  • AI Programmer
  • 3D Programmer
  • Game Designer
  • Graphic Engine Programmer
  • Level Designer
  • Scripting Programmer
  • Network - Multiplayer Programmer

Advanced Degrees

Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Development program is designed to prepare you for positions within the Gaming industry, although you may choose to further your career options and develop your skills by pursuing a master's degree. There are two master's programs at Full Sail University that you may wish to pursue:

  • Master of Science in Game Design
  • Master of Science in Entertainment Business