Games are a powerful medium for creative expression. Games challenge us in competition, and bring us together in collaboration. Interactive technology shapes how young people learn, drives strategy and decision-making via computer simulation, and assists training for physical fitness, biomedicine, first responders, and other practical applications.

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Academic Programs

Area of Study B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
Critical Game Design Critical Game Design, M.S. Critical Game Design, Ph.D.
Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences , B.S.
Critical Game Design - Co-terminal Program Critical Game Design - Co-terminal Program, M.S.


Students in the GSAS program have the unique opportunity to work alongside faculty who share years of combined experience in the game design industry. The faculty bring to the program a diverse range of research interests, including computer science, artificial intelligence, interactive art, and serious games.

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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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