Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
3/16/2017Maryland Institute College of Art
Proposal
BFAGame Design Yes4/28/2017Recommended5/12/2017
Game Design Program Description
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design will provide students with an understanding of the influence and potential of games within society, with a focus on the enormous ability of games to educate, critique, and function as an art form. This program defines games and play broadly to include immersive theatre, real world games playful artworks as well as video games. The curriculum will facilitate development of a critical language to evaluate games and play, expand the student’s use of drawing and painting into digital realms, and increase understanding of narrative and storytelling. Working in a team-based, open lab model, students will learn to make games from prototype to finished form and will be able to focus on individual areas of interest including game design, narrative, programming, art production, animation, sound, and more-as they work on collaborative projects with a variety of external partners. The new BFA in Game Design is designed to prepare students for careers in the highly interdisciplinary games industry. Some students will engage in artistic practice as media/game artists, while other students will apply game design to education, medicine, health-care, user experience design, politics, theatre, non-profit work and as a force for social engagement and change.
Objection(s) to Proposal and Response(s) Listed Below
Objection from Univ of Baltimore.pdfObjection from Univ of Baltimore.pdfMICA Response Letter to UB objection.pdfMICA Response Letter to UB objection.pdf​​