MA in Game Design at AU
American University offers the only degree in persuasive play in the United States. The Master of Arts in Game Design is a unique, multidisciplinary 36-credit hour program focused on game design, play theory, and game engagement strategies intended to influence non-game contexts and challenges. The program model stretches students' capacities as designers, developers, consumers, and innovators. Beyond traditional game design and development, students will learn to tailor play design to meet specific goals in player impact, in their second year under the pressure of external client contracts and demands.
- Game Design and Art Pipeline
- Public Purpose Games and Society
- Persuasive Play Design Research
- Internship with Game Lab Studio