Infrastructure is researching and developing the software and hardware infrastructure necessary for the development of the future of interactive games and large-scale simulations; massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) and simulation networks; game engines and tools; instant games; wireless and mobile games and infrastructures; next generation consoles.
Cognition and games is developing theories for modeling and simulating computer characters and story; developing methods for modeling, simulating and displaying human emotion; analyzing large- scale game play; developing theories for infusing pedagogy with game play.Immersion is researching and developing the technologies to engage the mind of the game player via sensory stimulation; reading the human emotional state and providing that as an input to the game; emotionally adaptive game software architectures.
Serious games and simulations is developing a theory for the deployment of games and simulations for purposes of education and training, health, public policy and strategic communication; game evaluation; serious game development; human performance engineering.
University of Southern California students graduating from this Computer Science (Game Development) program will be capable of engineering next generation games and simulations and their required technologies immediately upon graduation in the entertainment and serious game fields. Additionally, graduates from this program will be able to further their education in graduate programs in game development and computer science.
The long-term goal with this MS degree is to establish research and development directions that create a science of games, and an accompanying archival literature that improves game development for both serious and entertainment purpose.
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- Analysis of Algorithms
- Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
- Web Technologies
- Database Systems
- Native Console Multiplayer Game Development
- Game Engine Development
- 3-D Graphics and Rendering.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesVideo Games & Multimedia Computer Sciences View 797 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United States
- An undergraduate degree in engineering, math or hard science from a regionally-accredited university.
- Applicants whose background is not in computer science may consider the M.S. in Computer Science (Scientists and Engineers).
- Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average).
- Satisfactory GRE test scores.
International2005 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2005 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National2005 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2005 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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