Game Design & Development is the degree program at Cogswell that best exemplifies the intersection of engineering and art for games and various forms of interactive technology. As the market for computer games and gamification demands visually high detail, fun, interactive, compelling stories, & dynamic game play, there is a need for highly skilled people with specialized expertise.
Game Design & Development consists of two majors which represent the two sides of game development teams. Game Design Art is focused on art and content creation. Game Design Engineering is focused on engineering and the more technical aspects of game creation.
One of the benefits of this program is that students work on teams with peers that have the skills needed to make all the actual components of a game. Specifically, Cogswell has both game engineering and game art students - unlike many schools. In addition, students in our Game Audio Program participate on our teams and entrepreneurship classes offer important management and marketing skills.