Computer Science : Game Design – UCSC Majors

Computer Science : Game Design – UCSC Majors


welcome to UC Santa Cruz in the Baskin
school of engineering I’m Tracy Larrabee I’m a professor of computer science and
engineering and I’m also the associate dean of undergraduate affairs in the
School of Engineering UC Santa Cruz offers a unique undergraduate education
in games The Bachelor of Science program is technology focused with a strong core
of computer science supplemented with courses on game design and development
students receive a strong theoretical foundation in computer science as well
as the opportunity to pursue specific CS topics in greater depth including
databases operating systems networking and distributed systems compilers
security and other topics of interest in addition to the unique design of our
program a highlight of the undergraduate degree is the required year-long
three-course game design studio senior sequence students work in teams to
create a substantial video game on a platform of their choice true to its
name the program’s core focus is to prepare students for jobs in the game
industry whether it be in the professional games industry independent
games or somewhere in between additionally our program includes a
significant component of research preparing students to become game
researchers in academia or industry some of our undergraduates have continued on
to our masters and PhD programs others secure jobs in the larger field of
computing including social media virtual reality and web design our program helps
facilitate paid and unpaid internships portfolio review portfolio development
with professionals internship recruiting events and both internal and public
playtesting events our school has resources for your many interests in
engineering with over 20 student organizations speaker series hackathons
and research talks we have an office of undergraduate affairs with peer and
professional advisors to help you with your path we’re looking forward to your
joining the Baskin school of engineering

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