UC Santa Cruz’s (UCSC) Baskin School of Engineering offers revolutionary undergraduate and graduate degree gaming programs within its Computational Media department. We combine award-winning faculty with groundbreaking academic facilities to provide unique, world-class educational experiences to turbocharge your gaming career.
In addition to UCSC’s widely-recognized undergraduate games degrees, we offer two unique Masters programs for game designers, located in the heart of SIlicon Valley. Our Game and Playable Media (GPM) masters program is annually ranked among the top 5 programs in North America, and focuses on designing and developing entertainment games using traditional and modern experiences. Our Serious Games (SG) masters program is the first of its kind in the United States, tailored to designing, developing and analyzing novel games that have the potential for high societal impact, such as learning games, simulations, and health-based
Both Masters programs are project-oriented, span five academic quarters, and immediately immerse students in a simulated professional environment. Surrounded by industry-experienced faculty and guest speakers, students engage in various hands-on activities using state of the art technology. Upon graduation, each student has created a capstone project which perfectly showcases their talents to prospective employers.