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Game Development and Design

Purdue University in West Lafayette

There’s more to game development than just games!

The game development and design major brings virtual worlds to life in industries that include education, health care, science, research and employee training. Create new uses for computer games by combining your imagination with classes in visualization, rendering, animation and programming.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. The Polytechnic specializes in team-based labs where you’ll test ideas, take things apart and put them back together — only better. You’ll learn side-by-side with professors who have worked in the industry and thrive on combining theory, imagination and real-world application. In this innovative environment, you'll learn by doing - gaining deep technical knowledge and applied skills in your chosen discipline coupled with problem-solving, critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills employers desire.

Plan of Study

Game Development and Design Webpage

Transfer to Game Development and Design

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Contact Information

Department of Computer Graphics Technology

Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Careers in Game Development and Design

  •   Technical artist
  •   Game Design Scripter
  •   Software Engineer
  •   Cinematic Lead
  •   Animation/Performance Tracker
  •   Character Designer
  •   Interaction Designer

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