About our Programs

There are currently two Masters degrees offered within our program; Master of Science in Games and Playable Media and a Master of Science in Serious Games. Both programs are five quarter (15 months) degrees focused on combining technical and design innovation—to create novel possibilities for the games of today, to enable new types of games, and to explore a wide variety of next-generation playable experiences.

Both degree programs will admit students who have a strong and diverse portfolio that showcase your creative skills. A background in computer science and knowledge of games is strongly recommended but not required. Target students include industry professionals seeking new knowledge (e.g., advanced AI techniques) and/or wanting to experience new roles (e.g., engineers seeking a move into design) as well as talented recent undergraduates who have completed technically-focused game degrees or computer science degrees. The programs include: