May 23, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
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DMA 225 - Game Design Fundamentals

5 CR


In this course, students will gain a foundational knowledge of the game design pipeline. Students will gain hands on experience implementing the elements of various game design techniques using paper prototypes. An emphasis on team projects and presentation skills will be covered in this course.
  Note: This course used to be offered as DMA 140, is being shifted to a 200 level course because this new design is considered a 200 level course. Foundational components will be included in this new course, with the addition of more advanced topics.

Recommended: Recommended to complete the core 100-level requirements before taking this course. 
Prerequisite(s): None.

Course Outcomes

  • Experiment with various game mechanics 
  • Identify and apply the principles of game design 
  • Develop and test a paper game prototype 
  • Critically analyze the design of a game. 
  • Describe and construct a game design document. 
  • Collaborate in a group to organize and design a game prototype 

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