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.

Required Courses

  • CS 220 Computer Science I
  • CS 255 Computer Science II
  • CS 303 Computer Game Design
  • CS 418 Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 460 Computer Graphics
  • CGE 350 Advanced Computer Graphics
  • CGE 355 Computer Animation and Simulation
  • CGE 357 Interactive Digital Media
  • CGE 401 Three-Dimensional Computer Game Design
  • CGE 405 Digital Cinema
  • CGE 425 Web-Based Entertainment Systems
  • CGE 477 Computer Game and Entertainment Project Development
  • MTH 151 Calculus I or CGE 213 Elements of Computer Computation or CGE 313 Numerical Methods

Sample Course Sequence

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

Fall Term

  • CS 220
  • Two Integrated Curriculum requirements
  • Mathematics course

Spring Term

  • CS 255
  • CS 460
  • CGE 213 or CGE 313 or MTH 151
  • One Integrated Curriculum requirement

Fall Term

  • CS 303
  • Two Integrated Curriculum requirements

Spring Term

  • CGE 350
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements

Fall Term

  • CS 401
  • CGE 355
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements

Spring Term

  • CGE 355 or 357
  • CGE 418
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements

Fall Term

  • CGE 405
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements or electives

Spring Term

  • CGE 425
  • CGE 477
  • Integrated Curriculum requirements or electives

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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