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Games Concentration Checklist
The following items is what is needed to be eligible to apply. If you have any questions reach out to your advisor for more information or clarification:
Coursework Requirement – Grade of “B” or better in one of the following:
- ATCM 2310 Animation & Game Fundamentals or
- ATCM 2305 Computer Animation Processes or
- ATCM 2365 Game Design Fundamentals
Student Digital Portfolio (submitted as a link)
Your webpage/link must include all of the following:
- Current visual artwork quality or technical proficiency (coding/scripting). Work can come from any of your course work or work that you have done on your own. You may include your best work from Computer Imaging, Design I, CS I or II and any other art, animation, game, or programming courses that you have taken at UTD or at other schools. Executable files (.exe) or .zip files will not be downloaded for review.
- Essay + Critique: Consider having your writing materials reviewed by the UTD Writing Center before submitting your application, https://www.utdallas.edu/studentsuccess/writing-and-speaking/writing-center/.
a. Essay - In 200-300 words, explain why you are motivated to enter a profession in games. Writing should be clear and grammatically correct, as well as informative.
b. Game Analysis- Write a short paper (300-500 words) analyzing a digital or analog game. Focus your analysis on either:
- The historical and cultural implications of the game's design and/or reception; OR
- How specific game mechanics and deisgn choices contribute to the play experience.
Need help with formatting your portfolio?
The following portfolio links have the framework in which your portfolio can showcase both your work and essays. If you have questions about how to best display your application materials email ATECadvising@utdallas.edu.