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Video Game Development Major Guide

As a Video Game Development major, you’ll learn every phase of the process of creating games: building a concept, prototyping, narrative design, asset creation, testing and release. You’ll become well-versed in interactive storytelling techniques, game design and game audio, and you’ll learn strategic software platforms.

But — just as importantly — you’ll learn how to think and adapt. Gaming is an industry where things change fast. Software tools, game engines, favored scripting languages and even business models will evolve between the time you start college and when you graduate. At St. Edward’s, you’ll learn how to be adaptable, so you’re never stuck clinging to one technology or an outdated idea of what consumers want.

You’ll apply what you learn in Austin, the third largest hub of game development in the country, home to small indie developers to such global competitors as Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Cloud Imperium Games, Daybreak Game Company, NCSoft, ZeniMax/Bethesda, Kabam, Wargaming.net, Retro Studios, Devolver Digital and Aspyr Media.

What do our graduates do?

Video Game Development majors go on to a variety of careers from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Support engineer at Atlassian Corporation PLC
  • Associate producer at Electronic Arts
  • User advocate at Box, Inc.
  • QA tester at Aspyr Media
  • Assistant director of IndieDEVCAMP
  • Junior mobile applications developer at The Stars Group

St. Edward's Video Game Development majors are also accepted into top graduate programs, including SMU Guildhall, one of the first and most prestigious graduate programs for game design in the United States.

For more information about the Video Game Development major, please contact Robert Denton Bryant, director of the program. The Video Game Development major is part of the Department of Visual Studies

Jackson Wagner, Video Game Development major

Odyssey of a Video-Game Designer

One student's journey from at St. Edward's has taken him from student to credited video-game designer. Read his story.