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Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Game Studies Certificate - Applying to the Program

Media Study

231 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6020
716-645-6902
716-645-6979
www.mediastudy.buffalo.edu
Thomas Feeley, PhD
Chair
Bradley Hendricks
Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs

Becoming a(n) Game Studies Certificate Student

Students should make an appointment with the academic advisor and start taking prerequisite courses.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2017 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. Additionally, 92 percent* of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

(*Based on the percentage of students who reported a rank).

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component)
  • Four years of social studies
  • Three years of college-preparatory science
  • Three years of a second language
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

The department welcomes all students, no prior knowledge required.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Coursework taken at another institution is evaluated by faculty for credit in the Game Studies program. Students should provide transcripts and syllabi for courses taken; work samples may be required for evaluation of production courses. A meeting with the departmental undergraduate advisor is recommended prior to registering.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

The department welcomes all students, no prior knowledge required.

Suggested Introductory Courses

DMS 110 Programming for Digital Art
DMS 121 Basic Digital Arts
DMS 259 Intro to Media Analysis

Media Study

231 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6020
716-645-6902
716-645-6979
www.mediastudy.buffalo.edu
Thomas Feeley, PhD
Chair
Bradley Hendricks
Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs

Subjects & Courses

Associated Programs

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:25 AM