Game Development and Design

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.
Dale Jackson Alumni Profile
The College of Technology at Purdue gave me the practical skills and theory that I could apply to a very broad range of career applications. I wasn't trained to be a specialist in any one technology; rather, I was trained in how to learn and apply problem-solving skills with the basic tools of the trade to accomplish anything.
Dale Jackson
Computer Graphics Technology '93