Dec 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Gaming & Interactive Media Design, B.A.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day), PBA Online

120 Credit Hours

Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, the Gaming & Interactive Design program of study exists to equip aspiring game creators with the design and narrative skills from a Christian perspective in the art of effective, dynamic, and redemptive storytelling.

The gaming and e-sports sectors of the media industry represent a robust, rapidly growing venue for entertainment and storytelling. It is perhaps the fundamental digital setting to connect with the youth of the 21st Century. It is easy to be dismissive or underestimate the power of game narratives on both players and viewers. Our vision is, therefore, to empower aspiring Christian game designers to make a positive contribution to society within the context of the gaming and e-sports professions. Our program of study equips students to communicate redemptively through game storytelling.

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

  1. Game Content Creation: Create compelling game content for multiple gaming applications utilizing industry-standard tools and software.
  2. Game Production Elements: Apply techniques and methods in the production of industry-standard game-art animation assets, game prototypes, and documents.
  3. Critical Thinking from a Biblical Worldview: Apply critical thinking to cultural and gaming applications from a Biblical worldview using gaming and interactive design tools.
  4. Written, Oral, and Visual Communication Skills: Display the ability to function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) - 43 Credit Hours

Gaming & Interactive Design majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (Bachelor’s Degrees)  as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program .

As part of the remaining 43 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, PBA Online students must elect to complete LAS 1003 - Learning and Academic Success at PBA  from the Orientation menu. West Palm Beach Campus students must elect to complete FYE 1001 - First Year Experience  from the Orientation menu.

Gaming & Interactive Design Major - 33 Credit Hours

Additional Required Credit Hours - 44 Credit Hours

This program must include a minor or an additional major.