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Curriculum

Major and Sequence Sheets

The following plans of study are linked to the Course Catalog and are for review purposes only. Several factors influence the sequencing of those courses including: transfer credits, AP credits, academic year entering the program and programmatic changes. Students should refer to their individualized DegreeWorks account and consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure they meet all degree requirements in a timely manner.

Co-op Options

Through Drexel’s renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their resumes and building a professional network in the process. The Game Design & Production major offers two options for students:

  • Three Co-op (Five year degree)
  • One Co-op (Four year degree)

Recent co-op opportunities include game and digital media jobs in companies throughout the Philadelphia region, like eNable Games, Entrepreneurial Game Studio, GLIDE Lab, iD Tech Game Design & Development Academy, IDEA, Penn Medicine, PHL Collective, Skyless Game Studios, Tipping Point Media, and Virtual Health.

Students also secured game and digital media co-ops at national and international companies, like Rockstar Games in San Diego and Inter Media Japan in Tokyo.

Accelerated Program Option for Game Design

For students interested in completing both a bachelors as well as an advanced degree, the Game Design & Production program offers the option to enter an accelerated BSMS degree in Digital Media after completing at least 90 but no more than 120 undergraduate credits. Acceptance into the accelerated program is open to outstanding students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and a successful portfolio review by the Digital Media faculty. The accelerated program offers qualified students to earn a master’s degree in Digital Media in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Game Design & Production within an accelerated period.

Game Design and Production Curriculum

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Long-standing Dean of the Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Allen Sabinson, reflects on his 15 years of leadership of one of the best Applied Art and Design schools in the nation.

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