The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design combines coursework in computer science, including writing computer programs in core languages such as C and C++, with a solid grounding in the humanities, social sciences, and fundamentals of art. This program exposes students to a variety of tools and processes used by professional designers, including proprietary scripting languages, level and map editors, databases, and design documents. Students in the BS. in Computer Science and Game Design program design, prototype, and iterate their projects in a collaborative, deadline-driven environment, helping them develop the communication and team skills necessary to succeed in a real-world studio setting.
Students applying to the the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design program must be skilled writers, passionate designers, and analytical thinkers, and have a strong foundation in math and science. The ideal candidate will have completed math through pre-calculus prior to attending DigiPen. Courses in English composition, computer science, and physics are recommended. Read more about applying to the BS. in Computer Science and Game Design program.
Students in this program will concentrate on the following subjects:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to seek employment in the video game industry in a variety of entry- and intermediate-level roles, including: