Remember the toys and games you played with as a kid? They were fun, but did you ever consider their impact on your growth and development? You can learn how games shape the mind, make video games, write game scripts, and become an influential researcher and analyst in the gaming industry.
Remember the toys and games you played with as a kid? They were fun, but did you ever consider their impact on your growth and development? You can learn how games shape the mind, make video games, write game scripts and become an influential researcher and analyst in the games industry.
The certificate program in arts and humanities in games trains students who can design, develop, create and analyze games from holistic and interdisciplinary perspectives, and who can understand the utilization, consumption and real world impact of games in a diverse culture and society. The goal is to make students' minds more supple, critical in thinking, and expansive through an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the design and development of toys and games as well as the qualitative study of them. The interdisciplinary approach helps students understand the impact of play on human mental, emotional and social growth.
This program, through foregrounding arts and humanities in the study of games, provides a complementary approach to the technically based study of games offered by the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.