Game Development and Design

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Game Studies at Richmond

Game Development and Design

A major in the Computer Graphics Technology Program

Whether you want to contribute to blockbuster AAA titles, study virtual reality, or use gaming to help with medical therapies, Purdue University’s game studies major has a place for you. Purdue has been a leader in preparing students for careers in the games and animation industries. Alumni have worked for EA Games, Riot Games, and more.

Because our professors are interested in new ideas and uses for computer games, they will help you stretch your imagination throughout the program. You will take classes in video game design and development, animation, visualization, rendering and programming.

At Purdue, a gaming degree provides the STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) that’s in demand today. Your studies will include trigonometry, calculus, and physics. And because employers also desire graduates who are well rounded, our game studies program also includes courses in economics, psychology, and English.

The final result? You will be a career-ready graduate who knows how to prototype games and game systems and who can consider their impact on society.

Special features

  • Work on impactful projects with professors to gain valuable experience in the industry.
  • Among the Top 50 undergraduate schools to study game design, according to Princeton Review (2016).
  • As the gaming industry expands into non-entertainment realms, be at the forefront of exploring how you can positively affect society.
Zach Rodimel Alumni Profile
My CGT degree prepared me to excel in implementing current web and design trends. More importantly, I was taught how to position myself to be on the forefront of developing new and upcoming trends in my field.
Zach Rodimel
Computer Graphics Technology '11