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B.S. in Game Design and Development

Prepare for an Exciting Creative Career with a Degree in Game Design

Gaming has been integrated into how we learn, socialize, interact, and gather information. Wilmington University’s undergraduate game design degree program combines the skills of interactive design, video production, graphic design, 3D modeling, and programming to give you the expertise to create video games for major platforms, consoles, mobile devices, and simulations.

One of the Only Game Development Degree Programs in the Region

Wilmington University’s game design and development degree is one of the only four-year, accredited, video game designer degree programs in the region. Students enjoy the flexibility of day, evening or weekend classes in either 15-week semesters or 7-week blocks, as well as WilmU’s surprisingly affordable tuition.

Take Your Video Game Ideas from Inception to Completion

The Game Design and Development degree program prepares you with the "Gaming Skill Set" that balances the programming courses and design courses needed to understand the pipeline of product creation, as well as an understanding of video and audio techniques, design interfaces and user experiences. On the back end, you’ll learn about project management and how to market your finished product.

Learn Video Game Development in a Hands-On Environment

Attending class in a lab environment that provides access to industry standard, constantly updated gaming software immerses you in the leading-edge technologies necessary for success. Hands-on project work guides you in creating a game developer portfolio to showcase your creations and impress prospective employers.

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Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ Program

You can use elective courses in this bachelor's degree program to complete a related Dual-Credit Certificate® while you earn your degree or accelerate into your next degree by incorporating master's level coursework — at no extra tuition cost. Learn more about WilmU's Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™.

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Choose from 2 Specialized Game Design and Development Concentrations

  • Game Art Production
  • Interactive Programming
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Finish your game design and development degree faster by transferring credits. 
40 courses 120 total credits

$1,257 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit course.
Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your game design degree.

Career and Industry Outlook for B.S. in Game Design and Development Graduates

Your B.S. in Game Design and Development prepares you for a successful career in a growing industry. Learn more about Career Resources.



After a brief stint of trying to learn game development on my own, I looked for schools in the area where I could take some classes and meet other people interested in making video games. WilmU was close, affordable, and had conveniently just started a game design program, where I found a few like-minded individuals with whom I could learn, study and work. —Alessandro Pizzini, B.S. in Game Design & Development
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