Learning through Games

The Department of Media Study (DMS) Game Studies certificate program extends the department’s experimental and critical approach to technology. As part of the certificate requirements, students participate in courses designed to form both theoretical and practical perspectives on Game Studies: Game Gender and Society, Designed Play, and Game Design.

Game Gender and Society includes a theoretical and historical investigation of video games. Designed Play is a combined theory and practice course – focusing on the impact of play and games on contemporary cultural production and design practice. Game Design is a production course on creating video games.

Cosmo Keller, a former College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador who minored in Game Studies, describes his experience in the Department of Media Studies: “Collaboration is encouraged and the program provides students with an amazing equipment room to help with classwork or personal projects.”