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BA MDST Game Design

Why Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Game Design

The Multidisciplinary Studies Game Design bachelor’s degree is an exciting pathway for those passionate about creating immersive and interactive experiences. Game design is a perfect blend of artistry and technology, and the skills taught in this program allow students to bring their creative visions to life in a digital medium.

Students learn how to use industry-standard software for 3D modeling, animation and digital art while also gaining proficiency in programming languages like C#, C++ or Python for gameplay scripting. They’ll also gain mastery of game mechanics and development tools; storytelling skills; UX Design; critical thinking; creativity; communication skills; adaptability and iteration.

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Level Up Your Career Path

A game design degree opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in the gaming industry and beyond. Whether you dream of becoming a game designer, level designer, 3D artist, animator, programmer, UX/UI designer or producer, your skills will be in demand across various sectors including video games, mobile games, serious games, educational software, simulation and interactive media. As you grow in your career, professional opportunities may also include art director, senior game engineer and senior game designer.

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What is a Multidisciplinary Studies Degree?

Multidisciplinary Studies offers students the flexibility to create a customized degree program based on their unique interests or pursue a degree that combines different fields into a structured program, such as Spanish and Community Health.

Because Multidisciplinary Studies programs involve coursework from departments across the university, students have the opportunity to capitalize on their diverse personal interests and talents through a combination of study and academic experiences designed to meet their educational and long-term career goals.

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Admission Requirements

When you apply to UTSA, you select the major you'd like to study. The choice of major will not impact if you get admitted to the University (all students must meet UTSA's general admission requirements); however, some majors will require additional admission requirements to be able to declare the major your freshman year.

Game Design (Multidisciplinary Studies): There are no additional admission requirements to declare this major. You must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements.
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Pro Tip: Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you should still submit the FAFSA! Information from the FAFSA could impact certain scholarships that are even merit-based.

UTSA Scholarship Hub

Through one general scholarship application, you can automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships at UTSA, including scholarships that are available for this major. In order to access all available scholarship applications on the UTSA Scholarship Hub, you must be an admitted student. If you are a student applying for admission, but have not yet been admitted, you may sign in and complete the Scholarship Hub’s General Application as long as you have authenticated your myUTSA ID and Passphrase. Once you are admitted to UTSA, please sign back in to the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.

the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.

UTSA Scholarship Hub

Distinguished Scholarship

UTSA offers an automatic merit-based scholarship to incoming new freshman and transfer students who display exceptional scholastic achievement in high school by the priority deadline. Non-resident and international students awarded a Distinguished Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This means out-of-state and international students could pay in-state tuition! For fall admitted freshmen, this scholarship is valued up to $20,000 for up to four years. For fall or spring admitted transfer students, this scholarship is valued up to $6,000 for up to two years. Renewal eligibility must be maintained and funding must be available.

Distinguished Scholarships

UTSA Bold Promise

Although not a scholarship, UTSA is committed to cover tuition and mandatory fees 100% for eligible students who come from low and middle-income Texas families.

UTSA Bold Promise

Careers, Salary & Skills

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. See possible careers below. This data is pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program. On top of the resources your college will provide, the University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Minors & Certificates

After selecting a major area of study and enrolling at UTSA, degree-seeking students can choose from a variety of minors and certificates to supplement their education. Although not required, minors and certificates can help students customize their UTSA experience based on their passions and unique career goals.

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The Honors Experience

Realize your full potential at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Honors College. Rooted in experiential learning, our classes and programs are hands-on, project-based, and customizable to fit your individual goals. Students in any majors can get invited to our Honors College. Turn your passions into marketable skills for the future!

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Karen Daas UGAR MDST Game Design BA UTSA

Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Karen Daas, PhD