2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Game Studies Certificate - Program Requirements

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

Completing the Game Studies Certificate Program

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

(Must have a 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses)

DMS 110 Programming for Digital Art
DMS 121 Basic Digital Arts or DMS 155 Intro to New Media
DMS 259 Intro to Media Analysis
Statement or work sample
or equivalent courses/permission of instructor

Required Courses

Core Courses

DMS 448 Games, Gender and Culture
DMS 462 Game Design
VS 425 Designed Play or an approved alternative
Minimum of four courses or 13 credits of approved electives

Note: The certificate is awarded concurrently upon completion of all program requirements and completion of a bachelor's degree at the University at Buffalo. It cannot be awarded as a standalone certificate program even after the student has earned a bachelor's degree.

Electives

DMS 220 Machines, Codes, and Culture
DMS 231 Game and Animation Workshop
DMS 423 Programming Graphics I
DMS 424 Programming Graphics II
DMS 431 Advanced Modeling
DMS 435 Narrative Scriptwriting
DMS 438 Virtual Worlds I
DMS 439 Virtual Worlds II
DMS 457 Locative Media and the City
DMS 463 Interactive Fiction
DMS 474 Seminar on Postmodernism
DMS 485 Media Robotics
DMS 486 Computational Media
ENG 370 Multimedia Literature
VS 375 Science, Culture, and Media
VS 425 Interactive Computer Art II

Total Credit Hours Required

Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificateā€ƒ36

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite or major requirements.

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