About GSAS

Rensselaer's GSAS program helps you acquire a comprehensive understanding of interactive digital media, a balance of disciplinary competencies, and the mastery of a self-defined set of interrelated disciplinary challenges.

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As a student, you will gain an understanding of games from the broadest range of possible perspectives and play an active role in research and education in a range of disciplines.

Plus, Rensselaer is a designated New York State Center of Excellence in Digital Game Development, which works to support and grow New York state’s digital gaming sector. 

For more information, visit gamehub.rpi.edu


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Explore the interdisciplinary theory and practice of game design and development, including

  • Game programming and software engineering
  • 3D animation and digital arts
  • Game audio and music composition
  • Experimental game design, pushing the boundaries of the medium
  • Interactive narrative and game storytelling
  • Artificial intelligence in games
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Critical analysis of games, culture, and society


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 5304, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6575

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