Quick: How many people do you know who play video games? Do you have a killer at-home gaming system -- how about your six-year-old cousin? Exactly. One of the world’s fastest growing industries, video games contribute billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year.
Of course, video games have come a long way since the days of Ms. Pacman; in this major, you’ll learn what it takes to fully immerse users in a virtual world. You’ll study 3-D computer animation, digital sound and design, and learn how to develop stories and characters for your games through writing and psychology classes. Eventually, you’ll begin writing advanced computer code and explore fields like artificial intelligence to create games that “think” on their own and even predict their human players’ next move.