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The Curry College Video Gaming Studies minor is one of the only programs of its kind in the area to train students in the practical skills of game design while also incorporating a critical analysis of video games with the gaming industry's business. This five-course minor is available to all majors with a career interest in and around the gaming industry. Potential career paths could include a technical, creative or business role such as game designer, artist, writer, critic, business manager, producer, marketer, or sales representative. 

As part of this program, faculty across several disciplines – including business, marketing, creative writing, digital art, music, computer science, and sport and recreation management, collaborate to create new interdisciplinary projects and assignments. Students in a music composition course might partner with students in the game design class, for example, to help create soundtracks for games as a final project. Another potential co-curricular program may include the launch of a Curry College Twitch Stream, a popular live streaming platform for gamers.

Communication students may also concentrate in Video Gaming Studies.

Other COM Concentrations:

You may also create your own concentration through our Individually Initiated Concentration option. Examples of IICs include photojournalism, event planning, and political media management.

Semester in LA, NYC, and DC

Curry students can apply for a once in a lifetime experience – a semester away. Our students have lent their talents to Hollywood movie sets, to NBC, and even The White House. They’ve set the stage for the crime scenes on CBS’s Criminal Minds, and have learned how Jimmy Kimmel keeps us all laughing. These are just a few of the incredible opportunities available when you choose Curry.

Required:

COM 2641 Introduction to Critical Play 3
COM 2650 Game Design 3
COM 2655 Gaming Industries 3
COM 3645 Video Games: Theory and Analysis 3
COM 3656 Death & Games 3
Total: 15

Required:

COM 2640 Video Games: A Cultural History 3
COM 3645 Video Gaming: Theory and Analysis 3
COM 2761 Digital Video Editing 3
COM 2762 Digital Audio Production 3
AC 2250 Game Creation I 3
COM 3450 Internship in Video Gaming 3


Choose one of the following:

COM 2220 Screenwriting for Film and Television 3
COM 2476 Scriptwriting 3
Total: 21

Students with a minor in Video Gaming Studies will have the ability to:

  1. Identify and explain current trends in video game studies and the video game industry.
  2. Express themselves compellingly in written and oral communication.
  3. Develop their skills in analysis, connection, metacognition, and design.
  4. Situate themselves and their interests within a network of possible gaming careers.

The Path to Your Dream Career

Just a few of the many Communication industry careers include:

  • Filmmaker
  • Play-by-Play Announcer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Television Reporter
  • PR Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Human Resources Director
  • Audio Engineer
  • Producer
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Editor
  • Actor
  • Radio Broadcaster

Our Alumni in the Field

Our students and alumni are leading the way at:

  • Barstool Sports
  • Boston Casting, Inc.
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Herald
  • CVS Health
  • ESPN
  • iHeart Media Boston
  • Kiss 108
  • MLB.com
  • NASA
  • NESN
  • Raytheon BBN Technologies
  • Reebok International
  • Wayfair
  • And more!

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