Degree Requirements

Number of Credits & GPA

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.

Grade Requirements and Core Courses

Students must receive a grade of "C-" (or 1.7 quality points) or higher in all core courses for the BA in Game Design major. (In a non-core course, a grade of "D" [or 1.0 quality points] is considered passing.) The core courses include all courses except open electives.

Humanities and Social Science

The following courses are required: COL 499, COM 150, ENG 110, ENG 120, ECN 100, PSY 101, and PSY 201. Three additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation COM, ENG, ECN, HIS, LAW, PHL, PSY, or SOS. (Total: 22 credits)

Art

The following courses are required: ART 101 or ART 102, ART 125 or ART 126, ART 260, ART 310, CG 102 or CG 201, CG 125 or CG 225, and FLM 151. (Total: 21 credits)

Music

Students must take MUS 115. (Total: 3 credits)

Design

The following courses are required: GAT 110, GAT 120, GAT 210, GAT 211, GAT 212, GAT 240, GAT 250, GAT 251, GAT 315, GAT 316, and GAT 330. Three additional credits must be selected from other courses with the designation GAT. (Total: 35 credits)

Projects

The following courses are required: GAM 100, GAM 152, GAM 205, GAM 255, GAM 302, GAM 352 and MGT 451. Two courses from the following list are also required: GAM 375, GAM 390, GAM 400, GAM 450, and GAM 490. (Total: 37 credits)

Mathematics

Students must take MAT 100 or MAT 140, and MAT 105. (Total: 7 credits)

Science

Students must take PHY 115 or PHY 200. (Total: 3 credits)

Computer Science

The following courses are required: CS 116, CS 170 or CS 175, and CS 176 or CS 225. A combination of CS 120 and CS 101 or CS 120 and CS 100 can replace CS 116. (Total: 10 credits)

Advanced Electives

Students are required to take nine credits of advanced electives, which must be selected from any courses in any department at DigiPen that are designated as 200 level or higher, other than GAM, GAT, or PRJ courses. (Total: 9 credits)

Open Electives

At least six credits from any courses in any department at DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore. (Total: 6 credits)

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the BA in Game Design: COM 150 (3), ENG 110 (3), ENG 120 (3), ECN 100 (3), MAT 100 or MAT 140 (4), MAT 105 (3), PSY 101 (3), PSY 201 (3), PHY 115 or PHY 200 (3), and one Humanities and Social Sciences elective (3), for a total of 31 credits.