*Not a baccalaureate degree program
Game Studies at UB combines an experimental approach to technology and game design with a critical stance toward the impact of games and gaming. Increasingly video games are a technology and research driver. Scholars, educators and artists want to know how games work; why they work; what their effect is on society, on culture, and on the psyche. This certificate is designed for undergraduates who want to deconstruct, experiment with, and revolutionize gaming paradigms; who want to explore alternative realities, interfaces, and narrative forms. The basic assumption of the core courses is that theory and practice go hand in hand, but the electives are wide-ranging and flexible enough to support intense production, rigorous scholarship or both.