Games @ UC Santa Cruz

A unique fusion of engineering and art, computer games are a growing global phenomena, driving technological and cultural innovation. The study of games offers the opportunity to blend creativity and personal expression with technical development to tackle challenging engineering, social, and design problems.


UCSC offers a number of games-related degree programs both at the main campus in Santa Cruz as well as at the Silicon Valley Campus, including the B.S. in Computer Game Design, the M.S. and P.h.D. in Computational Media, professional M.S. degrees in Games and Playable Media and Serious Games, and the Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A..


Consistently ranked among the top game design programs in the world, the programs at UCSC offer a variety of paths for students interested in games.