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Game Design & Interactive Analytics Major

Game design is so much more than gaming. It's a blend of art, technology and communication that has become one of the nation's most popular college majors. This exciting field will take you to the forefront of digital design. Our new program, the only bachelor's degree of its kind in Iowa, combines the cognitive and research skills of careful logistical thinking with an abundance of creativity. It strongly prioritizes clear communication with effective research, writing, and design skills and will prepare students for the rigors of working in the game design industry and beyond. 

Students who major in Game Design and Interactive Analytics will be able to:

1. Understand fundamental elements of design, play, and narrative
2. Demonstrate logistical thinking
3. Design and implement representational systems of data and/or information
4. Render and disseminate information in procedural and ludic representations


  • Strongly prioritizes clear communication with effective research, writing and design skills
  • Prepares students for the rigors of working in the game design industry
  • Grand View's location in Des Moines offers a plethora of internship and career opportunities
  • Small classes mean lots of individual instruction to help you develop your skills and knowledge
Career Options

You'll enjoy our new major so much you may not want to leave us, but when you do, you'll be ready to start work as a:

  • Game Designer
  • App Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Storyteller
  • Producer
  • Animator
  • 3-D Illustrator
  • Researcher
Course Requirements
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Grand View offered its first-ever eSports camp this past summer in 2017. 

Beyond the Spectrum

Other than digital games, there are numerous career possibilities for game design in nondigital environments. Iowa companies hiring Game Designers include software publishers, mobile phone service providers, web design firms, app design firms, colleges and universities, graphic design firms, animation studios, and an abundance of non-profit organizations.

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