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Introducing . . . Game Development: The Minor

Written by Lauren Barber

Students enjoy a video game in their dorm room

With electronic games rising in popularity around the world -- not just in entertainment, but in fields as diverse as marketing, pain management, and therapy -- the School of Humanities and Sciences is adding a minor in game development and technologies to their program of studies this fall.

Computer science professor Sharon Stansfield, who was instrumental in creating the new program, says there are an abundance of jobs out there for people with computer programming skills necessary for game development -- which is exactly the training the game development minor intends to provide, with classes like Game Design and Flash for Animations and Games.

“What I would like to see,” says Stansfield, “are students from a variety of different disciplines taking this minor and seeing how games and computers can fit into whatever their primary discipline is.”



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