What will I learn?

Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field. Required courses include computer science, art and visual technology, music, the humanities, and computer game design. The required internship provides students with practical experience that enhances their employability post graduation. Students study both the sciences and the arts, all in a revolving-role team-based, project-based new pedagogical environment. The GMU Computer Game Design program hosts the only U.S. Serious Game Institute (in partnership with the University of Coventry U.K.), that concentrates on game-related applied research and new innovative game company cultivation.

The Mission of the Computer Game Design Program at George Mason University is to prepare students for employment and further study in the computer game design and development field, doing so with a curriculum designed to reflect the gaming industry’s demand for an academically rigorous technical program coupled with an understanding of the artistic and creative elements of the evolving field of study.

Which department am I in?

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $10,000 per semester
Start date

Expected August 2021


George Mason University Korea Songdo Campus

119 Songdomunhwa-ro, Yeonsu-gu,


21985, South Korea

Entry requirements

For international students

Freshmen students must have official secondary academic records and/or certificates posting date of completion. Official records (bearing the school seal and signature) should be sent directly from the school to the University and must include an English translation.

TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher, IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, SAT Critical Reading score of 500 or higher or an ACT-English score of 20 or higher.