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This checklist is for Fall 2018. The Spring 2019 Pathway Application is subject to change. Check back in January 2019 for updates!
Games Pathway Application Checklist
The online application can be completed here, . Please have the following documents ready to submit:
- Unofficial transcript (Lastname_Firstname_transcript_Fa18.PDF)
If you need assistance finding this transcript, please email or visit an Advising Peer Mentor at ATC 3.605 at the following times:
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 12 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
- Degree Plan from your advisor (Lastname_Firstname_DegreePlan_Fa18.PDF)
Email for a digital copy
- Essay (Lastname_Firstname_Essay_Fa18.PDF)
In 200-250 words, explain why you are motivated to enter the profession of games. Writing should be clear and grammatically correct, as well as informative.
- Game Analysis (Lastname_Firstname_Analysis_Fa18.PDF)
Write a short paper (300-500 words) analyzing a digital or analog game. Base your analysis on the historical and cultural implications, game mechanics, and overall successfulness or lack of successfulness.
- 2D/3D Portfolio (submitted as a link)
Submit work that illustrates your 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 school.
- A link to any additional work that you would like to include for consideration
Pathway Application Timeline
September 5 Applications made available online
September 21 Applications Due
October 12 Students notified of decisions via UT Dallas email
October 22 Schedule Released and Enrollment Appointments assigned in Orion
November 5 Registration begins for Spring 2019