Have you been curious about what it’s like to be a part of the video game industry as an animator, storyteller, game tester, customer support agent, or full-on developer?
If so, get your foot in the door of the academic side of this exciting and relevant industry by minoring in Video Game Development at St. John’s.
Through this modern curriculum, students will be exposed to the creative workflows and advanced technologies that work in the development of playable media. By pushing the boundaries of storytelling genres, crafting unique interactive experiences, and engaging audiences through play, students who embark on this production track become inventive media-makers and story crafters.
In keeping with the Vincentian ethos of St. John’s, students will additionally explore the ethical considerations of gameplay development. When can simulated experiences promote healthy attitudes and empathy? Conversely, when do virtual scenarios enable inappropriate behaviors and maladaptive tendencies? Students will work to discover the potential impact in cultivating a socially responsible practice in game development.
The video game development minor consists of 18 credits that include: