Game Development Minor

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Are you a part of or interested in the growing culture of game design education? Do neural networking, machine learning, and video game development invoke excitement and curiosity in you? Are you passionate about creating technology to support human and social good?

Explore Creativity Through Game Design as a Video Game Designer

Our video game design program offers students a multi-disciplinary foundation in designing games through the creative and technical aspects of drawing, animation, interactive media, project management, and game programming. Prospective video game designers will have the opportunity to create a game from scratch, testing their coding and creative storytelling skills, whether a computer game or phone app.

With a focus on creativity and design, this program will give you the technical skills you need to enter the growing video game industry or continue your graduate studies in video game design or top game design programs. Possible career paths for graduates with game design skills include game developers, game art, graphic design, fine arts, computer programming, computer animation, testing, and game journalism.

Learn Video Game Design and Programing from Top Faculty and Developers

We strive for quality, not quantity. Our professor-to-student ratio makes sure students have the most hands-on education possible by offering real-world, hands-on paid internships. We participate in the college’s Maple Scholars Summer Research Program, where game design students take on a particular research project and work closely with a professor.

Learn Computer Science That Supports Human and Social Good

We are small but mighty. Our computer science program embraces human-centered computing, computing for the good of humanity, and other ecologies. We have courses in accessibility programming, where we create software and hardware for persons with disabilities. We participate in the Association of Computing Machinery’s Computation Competition every October. Last year our team came in 5th at the site and 101st in the region, and it was only our second year in the contest.

Are You a Woman Who Codes?

Women are welcome here! We have a strong female core in computer sciences and information technology. As a woman, students will have support and enjoy fun activities in our on-campus chapter of Digital Eve. Additionally, we are a member of the National Center for Women in Technology. This organization recognizes and supports women in computer sciences, game design, computer software development, and information technology through scholarships and other programs. If you are a woman who codes, Goshen College is the place to be!

Find Your Passion with Other Video Game Designers at Goshen College

Learn more about our game development minor today! To get started, fill out the interest form below. Financial aid is also available. We cannot wait to see what you create! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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