Major in Computer Game and Entertainment Technology

Entertainment and game technology is a multibillion-dollar industry with limitless career opportunities.

A major in computer game and entertainment technology at Elmhurst College will prepare you for an exciting career in game design, web development, serious games and beyond. The skills you’ll learn here have plenty of applications beyond game creation. You’ll also be prepared to create simulations for data visualization, such as training videos that use gamification principles to explain concepts. Elmhurst graduates find success in every aspect of the industry.

All computer game and entertainment technology majors must take the 11 core courses shown below and MTH 151, MTH 301 and CS/MTH 302.

Required Courses

  • CS 220 Computer Science I
  • CS 255 Computer Science II
  • CS 318 Object-Orientated Design and Programming Using C++
  • CS 320 Data Structures and Algorithmic Analysis
  • CS 360 Computer Network Systems
  • CS 418 Artificial Intelligence
  • CGE 303 Computer Game Design
  • CGE 355 Computer Animation and Simulation
  • CGE 401 Three-Dimensional Computer Game Design
  • CGE 460 Computer Graphics
  • CGE 477 Computer Game and Entertainment Project Development

Sample Course Sequence

The following sample course sequence can be used as a guide in the selection of courses.

Fall Term

  • CS 220
  • MTH 151
  • Two Integrated Curriculum requirements

Spring Term

  • CS 255
  • MTH 301
  • Two Integrated Curriculum requirements

Fall Term

  • CGE 303
  • CS 318
  • CS 302
  • One Integrated Curriculum requirement

Spring Term

  • CS 320
  • Two Integrated Curriculum requirements

Fall Term

  • CGE 401
  • CGE 460
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements

Spring Term

  • CS 360
  • CS 418
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements

Fall Term

  • CGE 355
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements or electives

Spring Term

  • CGE 477
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements or electives

We highly recommended that CGE majors choose elective courses from the following:

  • CS 468 Internship
  • CGE 405 Digital Cinema
  • MTH 152 Calculus II
  • IS 423 Database Management Systems
  • PHY 121, 122 Physics I and II
  • BIO 200, 201 General Biology I and II
  • CHM 211, 212 General Chemistry I and II
  • GEO 207 Fundamentals of GIS
  • GEO 309 Introduction to Spatial Analysis

The Minor

A minor in computer game and entertainment technology provides a solid introduction to game design, digital entertainment system development and digital multimedia development.

Students seeking a minor in computer game and entertainment technology must take:

  • CS 220
  • CS 255
  • Four additional CGE courses

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