George Mason University
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George Mason University

Sport and Computer Game Design, Minor

Program Overview

This minor is offered jointly by the Department of Computer Game Design and College of Education and Human Development, specifically the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism.

This 18-credit minor offers students the opportunity to study the rapid expansion in the sale, design, and production of sport-related games around the world. Students will gain insights into the video game industry, with a particular emphasis on sports products. The required courses in this minor provide students with a foundational overview of the sports industry, sport management, and computer game design. Students can complement that knowledge through the opportunity to select, from an assortment of courses in these two disciplines, specific electives that meet their individual interests.


Computer Game Design minors work with accomplished multidisciplinary faculty who work in the field. This program prepares students to conquer the working world through portfolio courses, a pre-internship seminar, internships, and a senior project. Students also network with employers at the Senior Expo, and those who want to start their own businesses can study Game Entrepreneurship. Participation in game design competitions is also encouraged. Students also have access to the latest software as well as the Computer Game Design Research Studio.

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