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Game development provides students a solid basis to pursue employment in the field of simulation, training, education, game development, and visual storytelling while being flexible enough to allow students to pursue a major in another discipline.

Concentration

  • Game Development

Minor

  • Game Development

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Recognizing that the future of gaming extends far beyond games and entertainment and into the mainstream culture, Carthage offers a minor in game development, as well as a concentration in game development for computer science majors.

“Certification in the Unity technology stack can be a powerful credential,” says Professor Perry Kivolowitz.

For computer science majors, the optional concentration in game development can lead to associate-level Game Developer certification through Unity, a leading technology provider. As of 2020, more than half of mobile, console, and PC games were made using the company’s platform. 

The 24-credit minor can be paired with any major, with the exception of computer science.

  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,466,491/33500_Davison-Krajcik-22.rev.1645476653.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,466,491/33500_Davison-Krajcik-22.rev.1645476653.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,466,491/33500_Davison-Krajcik-22.rev.1645476653.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,466,491/33500_Davison-Krajcik-22.rev.1645476653.jpg" alt="Davison Krajcik ?22" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,466,491/33500_Davison-Krajcik-22.rev.1645476653.jpg 2x" data-max-w="466" data-max-h="491" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “My favorite spot on campus is the esports arena. Along with getting most of my homework done there, I also have Overwatch practice and a game development class in the space.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/1535-">Davison Krajcik</a> ’22</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>
  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.jpg" alt="Jordan Ball ?23" width="183" height="183" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/37/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/0,0,650,650/33762_JOrdan.rev.1646950398.jpg 3x" data-max-w="650" data-max-h="650" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “<a href="/live/profiles/748-perry-kivolowitz">Professor Perry Kivolowitz</a> made me realize that studying computer science could lead me to places I never dreamed of. Working in the field of computer science led him to create a revolutionary software for visual effects that earned him not only an Academy Award, but also an Emmy Award.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/445-">Jordan Ball</a> ’23</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>

Student Opportunities

Students playing video games in the esports gaming studio. Students studying game development at Carthage will consult with members of Carthage’s new competitive esports team when creating and refining original games.

Students in the program also have the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member for a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience or delve into up-and-coming topics and technologies during a month-long period of study for J-Term.

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