Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Game Design and Development

Program:
Minor in Game Design and Development
Program Code:
6315 Game Design and Development
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15
College:
College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Media and Information
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Media and Information

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Game Design and Development

The Minor in Game Design and Development complements the depth of knowledge students acquire in their majors with a multidisciplinary understanding of game design and development. Students learn the foundations and develop core competencies in their primary area of study and broaden their horizons as interdisciplinary team members, learning game design theories and principles, collaborating on the design and development of game projects, and engaging in active learning and authentic, situated creative problem-solving.

The minor, which is administered by the Department of Media and Information, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science , the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, or the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts and Information at Michigan State University.

Students from the above named majors are eligible to apply for the minor if they have completed or are currently enrolled in the prerequisites applicable to their major as listed below. 

To apply, students must submit an application stating their interest in the minor and a portfolio demonstrating their expertise in media design, computer science, or art. Applications are due by the tenth week of the spring semester. Depending on the number of students applying, oral interviews may be requested.  Academic performance will also be considered.

Students accepted into the minor may begin the minor in the subsequent fall semester. The advisor for the game design and development minor must approve the student’s program of study.
 
Prerequisites
Computer Science Majors
Both of the following:
CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
One of the following:
CSE 331 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CSE 335 Object-Oriented Software Design 4
Studio Art Majors
STA 110 Drawing I 3
STA  112 Art and Design: Concepts and Practices 3
STA 113 Color and Design 3
STA 114 Three-Dimensional Form 3
Media and Information Majors
CAS 112 Story, Sound, and Motion 3
CAS 117 Games and Interactivity 3
MI 231 Game and Interactive Media Development 3
MI 247 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Design 3

Requirements for the Minor in Game Design and Development

Complete the following (15 credits):

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
MI 445 Game Design and Development I 3
MI 455 Game Design and Development II 3
MI 497 Game Design Studio 3
MI 498 Collaborative Game Design (W) 3
2. Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
Computer Science Majors
CSE 410 Operating Systems 3
CSE 420 Computer Architecture 3
CSE 422 Computer Networks 3
CSE 435 Software Engineering 3
CSE 440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
CSE 471 Media Processing and Multimedia Computing 3
CSE 472 Computer Graphics 3
CSE 473 Fundamentals of 3D Game Development 3
CSE 480 Database Systems 3
CSE 484 Information Retrieval 3
MI 401 Topics in Media Information and Society (W) 3
Media and Information Majors
MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
MI 346 Game Design 3
MI 347 Advanced Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
MI 360 Media and Information Management 3
MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
MI 401 Topics in Media Information and Society (W) 3
MI 447 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Animation Portfolio (W) 3
MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
MI 472 Digital Business and Commerce 3
MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds 3
MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces (W) 3
Studio Art Majors
MI 401 Topics in Media Information and Society (W) 3
STA 350 Figure Modeling 3
STA 351 Mixed Media and Installation 3
STA 360 Graphic Design I: Graphic Form 3
STA 380 Electronic Art 3
STA 384 Experiments in Digital Video 3
STA 385 Interactive Environments and Digital Fabrication  3
STA 450 Senior Project in Advanced Sculpture 3
STA 460 Graphic Design II: Visual Communication 4
STA 462 Three-Dimensional Design 4
STA 467 Time and Motion Design 4
STA 468 Interactive Web Design 4
STA 480 Advanced Electronic Arts and Intermedia 4


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Game Design and Development, MNUN (6315)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: Minor - Game Design and Development - Game Design and Development I
Minor - Game Design and Development - Game Design and Development I: 1 course from MI445

Requirement 2: Minor - Game Design and Development - Game Design and Development II
Minor - Game Design and Development - Game Design and Development II: 1 course from MI455

Requirement 3: Minor - Game Design and Development - Game Design Studio
Minor - Game Design and Development - Game Design Studio: 1 course from MI497

Requirement 4: Minor - Game Design and Development - Collaborative Game Design (W)
Minor - Game Design and Development - Collaborative Game Design (W): 1 course from MI498

Requirement 5: Minor - Game Design and Development - Program of Study
Minor - Game Design and Development - Program of Study: A total 1 course from 1 of the following sets of courses
Computer Science Majors: Computer Science Majors -CSE410, CSE420, CSE422, CSE435, CSE440, CSE471, CSE472, CSE473, CSE480, CSE484, MI401
Media and Information Majors: Media and Information Majors -MI344, MI346, MI347, MI349, MI377, MI401, MI447, MI450, MI472, MI482, MI484, MI360, MI449
Studio Art Majors: Studio Art Majors -MI401, STA350, STA351, STA360, STA380, STA384, STA385, STA450, STA460, STA462, STA467, STA468, STA480

Requirement 6
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.