Providing the Best Education for
Tomorrow's Game Developers

Among the top-ranked programs in the world, the UCSC MS in Games & Playable Media and MS in Serious Games are 5 quarter, intensive programs in which students are offered unparalleled access to a game industry experience. From in-depth studio tours, amazing advisory board, and our challenging courses, this is the education you were hoping for.

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Why Us?

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Employment or placement of students within game and tech industries
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Game industry guests a year for talks, evaluating student projects, and networking opportunities
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On the Princeton Review’s list of the Top 25 graduate game design programs in the world

AWARD-WINNING FACULTY AND ADVISORY

Learn from faculty who define genres and whose games have won dozens of awards. All faculty are game-industry experienced and highly involved in your projects.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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DEDICATED PLACEMENT

COMPANIES THAT HAVE HIRED OUR RECENT GRADUATES

MODERN FACILITIES IN THE SILICON VALLEY

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the UCSC GPM and SG Master’s programs offers unprecedented access to game industry companies, game development resources, networking, and events.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INNOVATION

The degrees culminate in a comprehensive, collaborative capstone project. Students work together in spring, fall, and winter quarters to learn fundamental game engineering and project management practices while also pitching and developing project ideas. Come get a taste of what we do here!