Graduate Game Design Programs

Graduate programs in Game Design

Design to drive change.

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Game Design at American University

  • Our Game Lab serves as a hub for experiential education, persuasive play research, and innovative production in the fields of games for change and purposeful play.
  • Our Master's degree and Certificate program in Game Design are offered jointly by the School of Communication (SOC) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) giving you access to premier faculty and facilities in both schools.
  • Our MFA in Games and Interactivity is a terminal degree, where students learn to tailor play design to meet specific goals in player impact and upon completion are qualified to teach at the university level.