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March 24, 2020

Introducing New Game Studies and Design Degree

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will be launching a new Gaming Degree specifically for students who want to break into the rapidly growing industry and learn all the aspects of creating a compelling video game. The process of worldbuilding inside a video game involves many liberal arts skills such as storytelling, video concepts, creative writing, and team management. It will be a multidisciplinary degree including areas in Journalism, Communication Studies, Media Arts, and English. The degree will also offer capstone classes and allow for students to develop their portfolio.

"We wanted to develop something that meets students' interests and also give them the opportunity to work with people in the industry," says Dr. Jeffrey Doty, an English professor developing the program.

This program includes internship opportunities and provides students the ability to learn the fundamentals of coding in order to gain an understanding of the technical side of building a video game.

The degree plan falls under the umbrella of Integrative Studies.

For more information on the new Gaming and Design degree, contact: igst-sosc@unt.edu

Registration for Summer and Fall 2020 begins:

· Seniors: March 19

· Juniors: March 26

· Sophomores: April 2

· Freshmen: April 9