MFA in Game Design (DA only)

DePaul University - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,597

Course Accredited By

HLC

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship

The MFA in Game Design is for creative visionaries intent on producing socially, culturally, and emotionally substantial work. The degree prepares students to advance the frontier of games by exploring emerging theories and applying them to practice.

The MFA in Game Design is for creative visionaries intent on producing socially, culturally, and emotionally substantial work. The degree prepares students to advance the frontier of games by exploring emerging theories and applying them to practice. The games students create throughout their degree will be challenged by peers and faculty in critiques. Graduates of the program will be equipped to define and realize their authentic, thriving professional lives. An MFA is also a terminal degree that opens opportunities to teach at the university level and enter an academic tenure-track career.

DePaul’s game design programs are nationally recognized. We are a 2021 Top Game Design School according to both The Princeton Review and Animation Career Review.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Entry requirements

 Postgraduate

 Standard GPP: 2-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 48-52
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 95
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Extended GPP: 3-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 44-47
  • Pearson Versant NOT ACCEPTED
  • Duolingo 90
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 1-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-43
  • Pearson Versant 61-64 (no subscore below 37)
  • Duolingo 85
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 2-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 37-41
  • Pearson Versant 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
  • Duolingo 80
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 3-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40 overall
  • IELTS 4.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-36
  • Pearson Versant 47-57
  • Duolingo 70
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 4-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32 overall
  • IELTS 3.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 36-46
  • Duolingo 65
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;
    Up to 12 credits toward degree

First Year
Fall Quarter
GAM 420 Creative Computation
GAM 424 Game Design Workshop


Winter Quarter
GAM 430 Art Games Bootcamp
GAM 520 Game Design Proseminar


Spring Quarter
GAM 440 Games with A Purpose Bootcamp
1 Focus Area Elective


Second Year
Fall Quarter
GAM 540 Game Development Practicum
GAM 530 Games Studies Proseminar


Winter Quarter
GAM 550 Incubation Studio
1 Focus Area Elective


Spring Quarter
GAM 600 Thesis Studio
1 Focus Area Elective


Third Year
Fall Quarter
GAM 600 Thesis Studio
1 Focus Area Elective


Winter Quarter
GAM 600 Thesis Studio
1 Focus Area Elective

Graduate

 Extended GGP (3 quarter) $22,269 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media)

 $24,921 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business)

 Standard GGP (2 quarter) $18,566 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) 

$21,212 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business)

 Pre-Sessional English (1-2 Quarters) $3,703 per quarter 

Direct Admission (varies by program) $21,859 - $35,597 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $11,251 - $16,877 

Graduate Pathway Scholarship available upto $4,000

 Graduate Direct Admission Scholarships available upto $5,000 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business)

*Direct Admission Scholarship is available in each year.

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