Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Game Studies * - Degrees & Policies

Game Studies - Certificate


(Must have a 2.5 GPA in the prerequisite courses)
DMS 110 Programming for Digital Art
DMS 121 Basic Digital Arts or DMS 155 Intro to New Media
DMS 259 Intro to Media Analysis
Statement or work sample
or equivalent courses/permission of instructor

Required Courses

Core Courses
DMS 448 Games Gender and Society
DMS 462 Game Design
VS 425 Designed Play
Minimum of four courses or 13 credits of approved electives

Note: The certificate is awarded concurrently upon completion of all program requirements and completion of a bachelor's degree at the University at Buffalo. It cannot be awarded as a standalone certificate program even after the student has earned a bachelor's degree.

Certificate Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Certificate 36

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.


DMS 220 Machines, Codes, and Culture
DMS 231 3D Modeling
DMS 423 Programming Graphics I
DMS 424 Programming Graphics II
DMS 431 Advanced Modeling
DMS 435 Narrative Scriptwriting
DMS 438 Virtual Worlds I
DMS 439 Virtual Worlds II
DMS 457 Locative Media and the City
DMS 463 Interactive Fiction
DMS 474 Seminar on Postmodernism
DMS 485 Media Robotics I
DMS 486 Media Robotics II
ENG 370 Multimedia Literature
VS 375 Science, Culture, and Media
VS 425 Interactive Computer Art II

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