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Critical Game Design

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

12 months
Duration
57100 USD/year
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About

The M.S. in Critical Game Design at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will focus on the transformative capacity of games—whether in industry, the academy, or society-at-large—through the completion of an applied thesis project, most likely in the form of a critically informed game prototype. 

Overview

Key facts:

  • Armed with the practical skills needed to design and build games, students will learn how to apply insights from critical work directly to the production of new types of game designs.
  • The M.S. in Critical Game Design at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute represents a new kind of practical and theoretical curriculum that leverages the interdisciplinary strengths of Rensselaer. Through the program, students will explore the growing literature in the field of game design in order to inform the design of games that respond  to the issues that arise out of these texts and curricular investigations.

Programme Structure

The goal of the curriculum is to:
  • Enable students to transform the medium of games and the games industry through building games
  • Prepare students to take leadership roles in newly created Ph.D. programs in game design across the world
  • Provide a platform for GSAS faculty and Rensselaer to contribute to an emerging, cutting-edge field, represented by programs at peer and aspirant institutions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio, if required by department
  • IT Background Evaluation form 
  • Transcripts and Degrees 
  • GRE/GMAT Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    57100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57100 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Troy

958 - 2088 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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