The mission of the Game Development and Design Program is to produces graduates ready to design, develop and provide leadership for the exploding growth in game, mobile app and creative media agencies and studios in Texas and around the world.
The vision of the Game Development and Design Program is to be one of the top 5 undergraduate programs in the U.S. for public universities. In order to accomplish our vision, we are merging the intellectual power of The University of Texas at Austin’s Arts and Entertainment Technologies and Computer Science departments.
The goal of the Game Development and Design Program is to achieve three primary objectives essential to advance the interdisciplinary field of digital interactive media, game and AR/VR development:
- Significantly increase the diversity and quality of digital media workforce.
- Continually evolve the curriculum with initiatives such as the Game Development and Design certificate program.
- Provide cutting-edge courses to bring together practitioners, academics and students with diverse backgrounds in computer science, art/animation, audio/music, and design.