Computer Gaming

Description
The computer gaming concentration is designed to provide a comprehensive game development skill set that the student can apply to their other concentration area. The goal is not to teach the student to create recreational video games, but to apply gaming technology to domain-specific problems. The gaming concentration teaches skills that not only make the student attractive to the rapidly-growing video game industry, but also to a variety of other enterprises, including business, medicine, geography, education, and biotechnology, among others.

Programming: In this track, students focus on how game engines work and writing software to work within the game engine. This concentration has direct industry applicability in a number of areas. For example, a student might create a game architecture to help patients with physical therapy, or design a game platform that incorporates geographic information systems.

Art: In this track, students focus on the visual aspects of game design, including 2D/3D modeling, animation, and texturing. Real world applications might include creating an interactive virtual world for corporate training, inventing a surgical simulation to educate medical students, or creating content for the film industry.

Education: In this track, students discover how to apply game design skills to achieve educational goals, learning to build virtual worlds that complement an educational setting. For example, a student might build a game that teaches linear algebra by incorporating trigonometric rules into the game design, or a game that teaches correct sentence construction to early English learners.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 “C” or better is required in all concentration area courses.
  • For more information on this concentration make an appointment with an advisor by calling 480-965-3199, sending an email to CIDSE.advising@asu.edu or by visiting cidse.engineering.asu.edu/
  • * Note that if courses listed are not falling into your DARS report for the Concentration, you will need to contact cidse.advising@asu.edu  to get this entered in.

*STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: Please allot three years for completion of this concentration due to sequencing and frequency of required courses. A common timeline would be:

Year 1 Fall CPI 111 (Core)
Year 1 Spring CPI 211 (Core)
Year 2 Fall CPI 311 (Track Course)
Year 2 Spring CPI 321 (Track Course)
Year 3 Fall CPI 421 (Track Course)
Year 3 Spring CPI 441 (Core)

Required Core courses 9 Hours

CPI 111 Game Development I, CS (3)

CPI 211 Game Development II (3) (Prerequisite: CPI 111 with C or better)

CPI 441 Gaming Capstone (3) (Required) (Prerequisite: senior standing) (offered spring only)

Track Courses 9 Hours (choose three courses):

CPI 311 Game Engine Development (offered fall only) (Prerequisite: CPI 211 with C or better) (offered fall only)

OR

SER 332 Introduction to Graphics and Game Development (offered spring only) (Prerequisite: CST 200)

CPI 321 Fundamentals of Game Art (offered spring only) (Prerequisite: CPI 211 with C or better) (offered spring only)

CPI 411 Graphics for Games (offered spring only) (Prerequisite: CPI 311 with C or better) (offered spring only)

OR

SER 432 Game Engine Architecture (offered fall only) (Prerequisite(s): CST 420 or SER 321)

CPI 421 3-D Modeling and Texturing (offered fall only) (Prerequisite: CPI 211 with C or better) (offered fall only)

CPI 462 Design for Learning in Virtual Worlds (3)

CPI 484 Internship

SER 431 Advanced Graphics (offered fall only) (Prerequisite: SER 332)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

ESCSGEMPH

College/School

College/School

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact