Game Development and Programming Concentration

Why should you select Becker’s game development & programming concentration?

The video game industry represents over $100 billion in worldwide sales, and is expected to grow; surpassing previous projections. This rapid growth has created a high demand for well-trained interactive media designers, who create visual graphics that allow user participation on a variety of electronic media websites, games, cell phone applications, and more.

Becker College has been called “a destination for game designers” by U.S. News and World Report. Becker College has been consistently ranked by The Princeton Review for the past eight years as a top undergraduate school to study game design–it is currently ranked #3 in the world; Becker’s game design and game development and programming majors are among the most innovative and best in the nation.

Students enrolled in the game development and programming concentration will work together in a real-world studio environment to produce publishable properties prior to graduation.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop industry skills in operating computer game development tools and assessing their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Use theoretical concepts and perspectives to explain and evaluate the development of games in various settings.
  • Critically evaluate various approaches to game design and identify the elements that are likely to make for effective games.
  • Design or engineer prototypes of computer games for a variety of environments.
  • Effective collaborative strategies including components of the Agile Mindset.
Fall SemesterCourse NameCreditsSpring SemesterCourse NameCredits
Freshman Year
CORE1001Managing Transitions:
Change as a Norm
3CORE-ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3CPTR1400Computer Programming II3
MATH2202Calculus I3GAME1120Introduction to Game Design3
GAME1001History of Game Development3Approved MATH Elective3
CPTR1100Computer Programming I3Interactive Media Elective3
Sophomore Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
GAME3900 Game Studio3GAME3900Game Studio3
ENGL1003Writing about Literature3CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3
GAME2001Game Pitch and Design Documents Or3GAME2120Intermediate Game Development3
Interactive Media ElectiveGAME3135Game Programming I3
CPTR2300Data Structures3Science Elective3
Interactive Media Elective3
Junior Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
GAME3900Game Studio3GAME3900Game Studio3
GAME3001Game Industry Trends Or3GAME3902Serious Games Project3
Interactive Media ElectiveGAME4300Career Internship Or3
Open Elective3Interactive Media Elective
Interactive Media Elective: Programming3Interactive Media Elective: Programming3
Science Elective w/ Lab4Social Science Elective3
Senior Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
GAME3900Game Studio3GAME3900 Game Studio3
GAME4115Artificial Intelligence for Video Games3GAME4610Portfolio3
Interactive Media Elective: Programming3Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3General Education Elective3
Open Elective3Interactive Media Elective3
Total Credits:121