Admissions

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are open!

The deadline to submit is March 31st, 2018.   APPLY HERE.

The Games and Playable Media MS at UC Santa Cruz is a selective, professional, five quarter degree program for students who already have a solid grounding in computer programming and experience in game development.

We are open to self taught, industry trained, and formally educated programmers and game developers. Experience with a wide range of game types and platforms is valued, though experience with independent and art games is particularly strong preparation for the program.

Because this is a cohort-based program, students can only begin the program in the Fall quarter. Applications for 2018-19 will be accepted beginning in October 2017 and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

 

Students are required to submit the following:

Detailed information regarding these requirements and the application process can be found at https://grad.soe.ucsc.edu/admissions

Please also see the Admissions FAQ for the UCSC Baskin School of Engineering, which manages admissions for the program: https://grad.soe.ucsc.edu/admissions

*If you are applying for the Serious Games program, please add a note in your Statement of Purpose that you hope to attend the SG program.