BS in Games

Shorelight- University of Utah, United States

bs-in-games

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) Interdisciplinary Teaching Program is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Games degree.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GAMES

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • The Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) Interdisciplinary Teaching Program is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Games degree.
  • Ten years ago, faculty from the School of Computing and the Division of Film Studies formed the Entertainment Arts & Engineering program to address a growing student population that wanted to study games and game making. Students studying computer science and film came together in a handful of shared courses to learn the myriad facets of entertainment technology, as well as gain practice with new technical skills inside a rigorous academic experience. Over the intervening decade the EAE program and its course offerings have grown steadily, and the professional and scholarly study of Games has become firmly established as a discrete academic discipline.
  • The B.S. in Games (BSG) degree is intended specifically for students who aspire to hold careers within the professional games industry or a related field, such as simulation, edutainment, or visualization, and is designed to prepare our students to compete in an increasingly complex industry. The BSG prepares students with skills applicable to the development of entertainment software, games-based learning environments for K-12 students, professional task-training tools, serious games for health, and scientific collaboration or other contexts addressing compelling societal needs. This degree provides a technical grounding in mathematics and computational skills, core knowledge in the design and production of digital playable experiences, and specialization options that prepare students for technical supervision, tools development and overall game design.
  • The BSG is intended for students who want to deeply engage in this unique discipline, while benefiting from the cross-disciplinary methodology integral to the EAE program.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • IELTS
  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

  • IELTS
  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3 or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • ID (2 Terms) 80
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14

Duolingo

  • PSE (3 Terms) NA
  • PSE (2 Terms) 70
  • PSE (1 Term) 80
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95

CURRICULUM PLAN AND CHECKLIST

FIRST YEAR – FALL

Course Credit Hour

  • COMP 1010 - Programming for All 1: Beginning Programming 3
  • DES 2615 (FF) - Intro to Design Thinking 3
  • EAE 1010 - Survey of Games 3
  • MATH 1030 - Intro to Quantitative Reasoning (QA) *MATH 1210 (QR) if you're pursuing a CS
  • minor 3
  • General Ed Course (e.g. SF or AS) 3

TOTAL 15

FIRST YEAR – SPRING

Course Credit Hour

  • COMP 1020, Programming for All 2: Extended Applications 3
  • EAE 1050 - Digital Content Creation 3
  • WRTG 2010 - Intermediate Writing 4
  • General Ed Course (e.g. FF) 4

TOTAL 14

SECOND YEAR – FALL

Course Credit Hour

  • EAE Elective 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • Allied Course (see list of recommended classes below) 3
  • General Ed (e.g. QB) 3
  • American Institutions (AI) 3

TOTAL 15

SECOND YEAR – SPRING

Course Credit Hour

  • EAE Elective 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • Allied Course (see list of recommended classes below) 3
  • General Ed (e.g. QB) 3
  • GNDR 1100 (DV, BF) 3

TOTAL 15

THIRD YEAR – FALL

Course Credit Hour

  • EAE Elective 3
  • EAE 3720 - Traditional Game Development 3
  • EAE 3020 - Ethics in Games 3
  • COMM 2110 (BF) 3
  • General Ed (e.g. SF) 3

TOTAL 15

THIRD YEAR – SPRING

Course Credit Hour

  • EAE Elective 3
  • EEAE 3720 - Alternative Game Development 3
  • WRTG 4030 (CW, QB) 3
  • ENGL 2090 (HF) 3
  • General Ed (e.g. BF) 3

TOTAL 15

FOURTH YEAR - FALL

Course Credit Hour

  • EAE 4500 - Senior Project I 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • General Ed (e.g. QI) 4
  • General Ed (e.g. IR) 3

TOTAL 16

FOURTH YEAR – FALL

Course Credit Hour

  • EAE 4510 - Senior Project II 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • EAE Elective 3
  • General Ed (e.g. QI) 4
  • TOTAL 16
  • Typical cost for two semesters $47,000 
  • Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $7,000
  •  Dining $5,000 
  • Other $2,000

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