Full Sail University

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Interactive Technology Bachelor of Science Completion Program

Game Design Concentration

About This Program

Gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry and skilled game designers are needed as it constantly grows and evolves. If you are considering a career path working behind the scenes of the games you love, this program can teach you the skill set needed to get started.

The Interactive Technology Bachelor’s Completion Degree | Game Design Concentration is designed to enhance your ability to work in a game studio environment, is comprised of high-level game design and production courses that will take you deep into the game development pipeline.

Recognized as a Top Game Design Schools — The Princeton Review, 2023

Program at a Glance


Campus + Online


Bachelor of Science Completion Program


Interested in earning a degree related to Game Design? Here are some degree programs offered by Full Sail University related to this bachelor's program:


A math assessment is required to enroll in this program. For more information and how to prepare, please visit our FAQs.


Qualified campus students can receive up to $15,000 with the Academic Advantage Scholarship. Financial aid available to those who qualify. View Details

  • I’m less interested in a game’s aesthetics and animation and more interested in how the game plays through.
  • I enjoy working with a wide variety of people.
  • I play a wide variety of games to learn from their design choices.
  • I'm at home in a fast-paced environment.
  • I have a good eye for detail and areas of improvement.
  • I keep up with all the latest trends in gaming.

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Game Mechanics - This course explores the theories and principles employed in rule-based systems within games. Students will learn how pacing and thematic structures incorporate conflict resolution and generate a workable challenge-and-reward system.

Game Systems Integration ‐ In this course, students will work in teams to take an existing game that is partially completed and iterate on its development. Students will perform testing, improve existing mechanics, compare it to its relevant market counterparts, and conduct other tasks to continue to advance the project to completion.

Game Balancing ‐ This course teaches students how to use level design and system design knowledge from previous courses to create projects that capitalize on the strengths of their own designs. Students will also learn about communicating to the player through a user interface.

Not sure? Watch to explore our other Games programs and see which one is the right fit for you.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • MSI GE Raider Laptop
  • MSI 3-yr Warranty
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • MSI Air Gaming Backpack
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Microsoft Project Pro (Download) (WIN)
  • Microsoft Visio Pro (Download) (WIN)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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