The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design requires completion of at least 153 semester credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of fifteen weeks each, or four academic years. See Degree Requirements for additional information. 

This is a sample sequence of courses for a student in the 2016-2017 academic cohort.

Sample Course Sequence Chart

Semester Course Course Title Core Credits
Semester 1 CS116 Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming X 4
GAM 100 Project Introduction X 3
GAT 110 Game History X 3
GAT 120 Game Analysis X 2
MAT 100 Pre-Calculus with Linear Algebra and Geometry X 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology X 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 2 ART 102 Fundamentals of Visual Expression X 3
CS 175 Scripting Languages X 3
ENG 110 Composition X 3
GAM 152 Project I for Designers X 3
GAT 210 Game Mechanics I X 3
MAT 105 Introductory Probability and Statistics X 3
PHY 115 Introduction to Applied Math and Physics X 3
Semester Total 21
Semester 3 ART 126 Principles of Composition and Design X 3
CS 176 Advanced Scripting X 3
GAM 205 Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 211 Game Mechanics II X 3
GAT 240 Technology for Designers X 3
PSY 201 Cognitive Psychology X 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 4
CG 102 2D Raster Graphics and Animation for Designers X 3
CG 125 Introduction to 3D Production for Designers X 3
COM 150 Interpersonal and Work Communication X 3
ENG 120 Research, Reasoning, and Writing X 3
GAM 255 Project II for Designers X 4
GAT 250 2D Game Design I X 3
Semester Total 19
Semester 5 ART 260 Graphic Design, User Experience, and Input X 3
Advanced Elective A 200 level or higher elective of the student's choice from any department at DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. X 3
FLM 151 Visual Language and Film Analysis X 3
GAM 302 Project III for Designers X 5
GAT 251 2D Game Design II X 3
MUS 115 Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design X 3
Semester Total 20
Semester 6 ART 310 Architectural Spaces, Design, and Lighting I X 3
ECN 100 Introduction to Economics X 3
Advanced Elective A 200 level or higher elective of the student's choice from any department at DigiPen. X 3
GAM 352 Project III for Designers X 5
GAT 212 Advanced Game Mechanics X 3
GAT 315 3D Game Design I X 3
Semester Total 20
Semester 7 Open Elective An elective of the student's choice from any department at DigiPen 3
Advanced Elective A 200 level or higher elective of the student's choice from any department at DigiPen X 3
GAM 400 Project IV X 5
GAT 316 3D Game Design II X 3
GAT 330 Interactive Narrative and Character Creation for Games X 3
Semester Total 17
Semester 8 Open Elective An elective of the student's choice from any department at DigiPen 3
COL 499 Career Search Preparation: Materials, Logistics, and Communication X 1
GAM 450 Project IV X 5
Design Elective Any three-credit course with the GAT designation. X 3
MGT 451 Project Management X 3
HSS Elective Any three-credit course from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offered at DigiPen X 3
Semester Total 18
Degree Total 153 minimum