UT Launches New Gaming Curriculum

Feb 27, 2019

In response to the growing demand for video game designers throughout Texas, The University of Texas at Austin is launching a new gaming curriculum, The University of Texas Game Development and Design Program. The program is a partnership between the departments of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) and Computer Science (CS) intended for undergraduates with career interests in the gaming industry.

The UT Game Development and Design Program builds on existing curricula and expands course offerings for students interested in working in gaming. Newly offered classes focused specifically on game design will be offered by the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, while coursework in coding for games and visualization will be offered by the Department of Computer Science. Under this joint endeavor, both departments will offer complementary minor degree programs with a comprehensive curriculum that blends instruction in computer science and design.

The collaborative curriculum is designed with a strong focus on industry partnerships and opportunities for students to interact with gaming studios and gaming professionals. UT undergraduates will have unprecedented opportunities to obtain the skills they need to pursue successful careers in the gaming and visualization industries. A community of industry professionals will support the Game Development and Design Program, ensuring that the curriculum tracks respond to trends in the gaming industry.

The UT Game Development and Design Program has been covered by Variety, KXAN, Texas Standard (KUT), Austin Business Journal, and Patch.com.

Arts and Entertainment Technologies   Undergraduate Students

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