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American University Master of Arts in Game Design
American University

Master of Arts in Game Design

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time

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USD 1,922 / per credit **


* international students deadline

** 36 Credit Program; 75% of students receive merit funding


Design Games with Impact

As the only program of its kind in the United States, the Master of Arts in Game Design drives students to stretch their capacities as designers, developers, consumers, and game administrators and apply that to their unique fields of interest. Students bring to the program their own experiences—whether in politics, science, art, history, marketing, or international studies—and can choose from multidisciplinary courses across our schools of communication, business, and arts.

Bring your creativity into play. Through game design theory, development, and design, our students bring about behavior change, expand awareness, and make a difference. Students leave with the skills and experience they need to succeed in applying game design to non-game contexts.

Well-rounded Learning Experience

With a 4:1 full-time student-to-faculty ratio, Game Lab students benefit from one-on-one interaction with world-renowned faculty. From working with Game Studio clients to performing scholarly research, students are able to learn from and work side-by-side with faculty.



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