CSC News

April 11, 2008

Game Development Concentration Approved

The Department of Computer Science at NC State University is pleased to announce the approval and launch of a new undergraduate concentration in game development. 

The curriculum is effective beginning fall 2008.

The game development concentration allows the student to develop an understanding of the scientific and technological principles associated with the design and development of computer and console games for both entertainment and serious applications.

This concentration will provide students with specialized courses in the technologies of game creation, application and social impact while also exposing them to the breadth and depth of the existing undergraduate computer science curriculum. Students in the concentration select from a focused list of computer science electives that cover the core technologies used by game developers.  They also select a project course in computer science that focuses either on specialized 3D graphics or general game development methodologies.

Efforts to establish the concentration were led by Dr. Michael Young, associate professor of computer science. Young is co-director of the Digital Games Research Center, a multidisciplinary center that serves as a focal point for the games-related research and teaching activities that take place on the NC State campus. The center, which brings together faculty from the colleges of Engineering, Education, Design and Humanities and Social Sciences, contributes to the Triangle’s reputation as one of the top game development centers on the East Coast

For more information on the game development concentration and its curriculum requirements, click here.

For more information on Dr. Michael Young, click here.

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