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
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:
These courses will not be counted in computing the GPA for the major.
You may also be interested in one or more of the following:
Professor of English
Associate Professor of Art and Design
Professor of Art and Design
Assistant Professor of Art and Design
Assoc Prof of Art & Design & Dept Chair
Dedicated in 2008, the 42,851 square-foot $8.5 million building houses the departments of art, education, history, criminal justice, political studies, psychology and sociology, as well as general-purpose classrooms, art studios, computer labs, the ALT Center, faculty offices, and various student amenities.
Grand View offered its first-ever eSports camp this past summer in 2017.
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.