Have you considered creating video games as a career? The Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Design and Development (BSCGDD) degree equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to produce your own digital media for entertainment, research and education. The Computer Game Design degree program – the only four-year bachelor’s degree like it offered at a public university in Georgia – provides information and training on:
- Digital media
- Human-computer interaction
- History and theory of gaming
- 2D and 3D graphics
- Software engineering
- Artificial intelligence
- Data structures
The computer game design skills you’ll learn with the Game Design and Development degree at Kennesaw State can help you turn your ideas into creative, engaging and immersive multimedia systems like online games (and massively multiplayer games or MMOG), casual games, mobile games and instructional/educational games.
As part of the program, you have many upper-level concentrations to choose from to match your area of interest. While these concentrations may change as the field evolves, current offerings include media-production, distributed-mobile, education-serious, planning-management and simulation-informatics.
Median Salary: National $103,620;
Job Growth by 2028: National 26%;
Video Game Designer
Median Salary: National $90,270; Georgia $85,280
Job Growth by 2028: National 10%; Georgia 13%
*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online
- Program Flexibility – Select a concentration in media-production, distributed-mobile, education-serious, planning-management or simulation-informatics to get the computer game design skills needed to match your career plans.
- Nationally Ranked – The Computer Game Design program is ranked in the Top 50 Best Game Design Undergraduate Programs Worldwide, Princeton Review. Additionally, the BSCGDD is accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
- Premier Events – KSU’s College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE) hosts many exciting events and competitions throughout the year, including Global Game Jam, Hackathon, Computing Showcase (C-Day), Raspberry Pi Workshop, International Programming Competition and Internship Networking Event.
Department of Software Engineering and Game Design and Development (SWEGD)
Learn more about the Department of Software Engineering and Game Design and Development (SWEGD) at the College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE), or select a Computer Game Design and Development topic below:
1Program tuition is an estimate based on the average student's time to complete. Costs for books, travel, other miscellaneous fees (parking, labs, graduation, etc.) are not included. Tuition and fee changes are posted in the Spring and are effective for Fall semester. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice. For additional information, see tuition and fees.