Master of Science in Game Design
Full Sail University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Game Design from Full Sail University is an online game design degree that prepares students for success in game design and production.  You will learn the skills needed to help you contribute to multidisciplinary development teams while completing coursework that focuses on user experience research, production, and design.  Courses cover high-level production, game design, quality assurance, usability, and leadership and allow students to observe, evaluate, and participate in the game development process.  Students improve their design skills, project and team management abilities, executive leadership insight, and competence in quality and usability testing as they learn various game development methodologies.  There are tracks available that allow students to focus their studies on an area of interest or expertise, such as user experience researcher, producer, or game designer.  Specializations in a genre or industry niche are also available, teaching students to evaluate and enhance real-world products.  

Full Sail University is dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities and the courses in this online game design degree are no different.  Each student creates a variety of documentation types related to both design, quality, and usability testing and production.  You will participate in exercises in leadership, team management, game design, and usability.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Full Sail University is accredited by:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Government-issued photo identification
  • Technology orientation and assessment
  • Previous degree should be of similar scope/subject matter as the intended graduate degree program. Students with an undergraduate degree from an unrelated scope or subject matter may be considered with of a Statement of Intent and a professional résumé.
  • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.0 must submit a letter of intent, resume, and college transcripts for review.
  • Applicants should have extensive academic coursework in requisite skills.