Art and Design: Games and Playable Media


    Foundations of Play

  • ARTG 80I

    Session 2

    Understanding the foundations of play through reading influential texts; in-class lectures and activities; designing and "playtesting" games; and the ethnographies of players in the physical world. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly Art 80I.) (General Education Code(s): PE-H.) 

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    Instructor: Elizabeth Swensen


  • Game Design Experience

  • ARTG 120

    10-Week

    Partial prerequisites lifted for UCSC students. 

    Teaches the concrete skills associated with making a digital game, from start to finish. Activities include establishing a team, concepting, storyboarding, prototyping, producing, and testing a game for release. Students are organized into groups and work together to create and produce a playable game. Students are billed a materials fee.  (General Education Code(s): PR-E.) 

    Concurrent enrollment in Computational Media 120 is required.

    Prerequisites required:  CMPM 80K, CMPS 12B/M, FILM 80V

    Prerequisites lifted:  ARTG 80H, 80I

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    Instructor:  Marcelo Viana-Neto