Game Design

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The A.A.S. degree in Game Design at Hostos encourages the exploration of art, design, animation and code for game development, encompassing a broad range of experiences from analog to digital game design, entertainment to non-entertainment fields, using industry-standard animation and game production tools in order for students to become art and design professionals. Students are also engaged in critical game analysis and systems thinking to establish a foundational background in games.

Hostos was the first public college in New York to offer a game design degree, which is currently the only one of its kind within CUNY or SUNY. Students follow a project-based curriculum culminating in a final capstone project, featuring original art and design work, which also acts as a portfolio piece. Our students receive thorough preparation for transfer into bachelor’s programs at leading design and animation programs, including those in CUNY and SUNY.

Women, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodiverse folks, non-native English speakers and others are welcome in this inclusive design community.

Please see the Game Design Student Handbook for extensive up-to-date information about our program, including program requirements, course descriptions, faculty profiles, an FAQ and more. We also have a Discord server available if you’d like to join the community. Everyone is welcome!

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