Bachelor of Science in Interactive Entertainment Major in Game Development
The Bachelor of Science in Interactive Entertainment Major in Game Development is a 4-year degree program aimed to prepare students to become innovators and leaders in the growing game development industry in Asia.
Students begin with theoretical foundations in computer science to enhance their skills in critical thinking, problem analysis, and software development. Armed with these skills and knowledge, students design and develop games; creating immersive game environments and believable characters, developing innovative gameplay and interfaces. Students will not only experience developing games for entertainment, but also invent games for learning, for innovating practices in various disciplines, and for promoting local culture and global citizenship.
This program is designed and delivered together with Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services.
Graduates of the program are ready to pursue a variety of entry- and intermediate-level positions in the areas of software engineering in general and video game development, in particular, including the following roles:
- Computer Programmer
- Gameplay Programmer
- Tools Programmer
- Artificial Intelligence Programmer
- Mobile Applications Programmer
- Web Developer
- Quality Assurance Engineer
- Software Analyst
- Game Designer
Program Educational Objectives
- Demonstrate professional competence by:
- Responsibly practicing and adhering to professional and ethical standards in the advancement of the interactive entertainment industry; and
- Providing innovative products and solutions, aligned to ethical and Christian principles to the industry, academe, and/or the public sector
- Exhibit capability to manage, lead, interact, motivate, encourage, influence, and collaborate with a broad range of people (in diverse and multicultural environments) to achieve goals and effect positive changes, recognizing the individuality and diversity of needs, ideas, opinions and cultures; preferably at mid-management levels
- Able to adapt to technological, organizational, and societal changes by engaging actively in professional activities, learning, and professional development activities
Applicants to the BS in Interactive Entertainment major in Game Development program must be passionate about software development, but they don’t necessarily need any prior programming experience to be successful.
Applicants should be passionate about designing and making games. The ideal candidate will have strong math, science, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, and have completed pre-calculus subjects prior to attending De La Salle University. Subjects in physics and computer science (i.e. computer programming, logic formulation, etc.), or multimedia arts (i.e. drafting, 2D/3D graphics and animation, etc.) are also recommended.
Applicants who need additional topics for physics and mathematics will be required to take additional courses prior to the start of their program.