Computer Game Design

The philosophy of this concentration is to provide students with a solid foundation in Computer Science while providing them with a thorough background in all aspects of computer game development and design.

You may focus your BSc Program on Computer Game Design by including a specific set of courses into your degree. Successful completion will mean that 'Concentration in Computer Game Design' will appear on your transcript.

Instructors who specialize in courses associated with this concentration:
Usman Alim, Sony Chan, Jorg Denzinger, Majid Ghaderi, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Faramarz Samavati, Ehud Sharlin Benjamin Stephenson, Carey Williamson

Concentration Description

The University of Calgary was one of the FIRST university level computer game design courses in the world and one of the only programs of its kind in Canada.

The philosophy of this concentration is to provide students with a solid foundation in Computer Science while providing them with a thorough background in all aspects of computer game development and design.

Lectures for the CPSC 585 capstone course are given by representatives from an active Games Development Company as well as CPSC faculty members. Utilizing tools that are currently being used in the Gaming Industry, students work in teams to collaborate and collectively work on an actual game that is to be created during term. Students are required to take a multi-disciplinary range of courses stemming from CPSC, Physics, Mathematics, Fine Arts and Communication Studies.

Overview of Concentration Requirements

To complete a concentration in Computer Game Design, there are some restrictions on the option courses that you can choose in your degree program. Consult the University of Calgary calendar to find the exact list of courses you are required to take to complete. A recommended program sequence that will satisfy your BSc program and concentration can be found here.