Minor in Video Game Design and Development

The minor in Video Game Design and Development offers courses that examine diverse cultural, industrial, social, and technological ramifications in the context of video games and esports. It is open to all degree-seeking undergraduate students in the University (including MAS and JOU majors).

Admission
Any student wishing to minor in video game studies should file an application with the School of Journalism and Media after completing both MAS 101 and MAS 201 (with a C or above grade in each); and complete 30 hours of course work with a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average.

Course Work
The minor requires a minimum of 18 hours of course work to include:

Prerequisites
MAS 101 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND CULTURE Credit(s): 3
MAS 201 - COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND SOCIETY Credit(s): 3

Minor Requirements
Industry Course
One industry course (3 hours) from the following list:

MAS 435 - THE HISTORY OF VIDEO GAMES AND THE INDUSTRY Credit(s): 3
MAS 445 - INDUSTRY OF VIDEO GAMES & ESPORTS Credit(s): 3

Socio-Cultural Course
One socio-cultural course (3 hours) from the following list:

MAS 410 - DIVERSITY AND SOCIETY IN VIDEO GAMES Credit(s): 3
MAS 560 - VIDEO GAME STUDIES Credit(s): 3

Electives
Any two electives (6 hours) from the following:

MAS 332 - VIDEO GAME DESIGN Credit(s): 3
MAS 342 - LIVE STREAMING Credit(s): 3
MAS 362 - INTERACTIVE GAME NARRATIVES AND STORYTELLING Credit(s): 3
MAS 410 - DIVERSITY AND SOCIETY IN VIDEO GAMES Credit(s): 3
MAS 422 - INTERACTIVE GAME DEVELOPMENT Credit(s): 3
MAS 435 - THE HISTORY OF VIDEO GAMES AND THE INDUSTRY Credit(s): 3
MAS 445 - INDUSTRY OF VIDEO GAMES & ESPORTS Credit(s): 3
MAS 560 - VIDEO GAME STUDIES Credit(s): 3