A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Game Design and Development enables students to explore the interactive entertainment landscape, along with other related areas of software development and interactive storytelling. The game design sector is growing in Georgia. By some estimates game development and design has a $3 billion economic impact in Georgia, led by companies like Hi-Rez Studios.
This program provides two sequences, one for students who want to code games (and is computationally intensive and specific to the needs of the leading games companies) and another for students more interested in game development as a conceptual practice.
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration in Media Entrepreneurship prepares students for entry into a changing media environment with an understanding of business dynamics and opportunities. Given Atlanta’s booming media production scene, and the tremendous role played in the city by visionary media entrepreneurs such as Tyler Perry and Ted Turner, a program of study focused on preparing you to convert your artistic passions into a media or arts start-up may be the perfect way to start your own career.
Working with a program adviser, a student picks courses from a long set of options, combining classes in a core craft (for example, film production, music industries or graphic design) with classes offered by CMII in media and arts entrepreneurship.
The B.A. in Game Design trains interested students to integrate game arts with related advanced technology software platforms in which videogames are conceptualized, designed and created.
The team at the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) is composed of scholars and professors of practice who work with students on theory and practical industry knowledge. Our students have access to a unique group of professionals with diverse backgrounds and strengths to give them a more well-rounded education and view of the creative industry.
The B.S. in Game Development trains students for coding, programming and software-intensive game development careers. The program is for students aspiring to gain the background and technical skill necessary for a career in game development or science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related areas in computational media and connects students to the region’s game design companies and to the industrial ecosystem for games development in the region.
The major, while mainly preparing students for careers in the video game companies and start-up enterprises, can also prepare students for careers in game production, animation, motion graphics, post-production and wider software development industries, including social media analytics, Web and application development.
Launching in fall 2022, the program in Virtual Production and Visual Effects provides advanced post-production technology and content creation training for media professionals.
Housed at the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), the program provides students access to the most advanced motion and performance capture technologies in industry use and opportunities to create multimedia content in virtual production tools.
Students will create polished, finished products through advanced coursework in video editing, game design, volumetric, and motion capture software packages. A key focus of the concentration is its emphasis on the examination of real-time workflow models, including production work connected to LED and virtual previsualization technologies, which are available to students in the new CMII production studios.