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NYU Undergrads Can Soon Major in Video Game Design

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Starting in 2015, the NYU Game Center, a department within the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, has just announced they’ll be offering bachelor of fine arts degrees in video game design. Only 20 students will be accepted into the selective program, which offers courses including “Play Labs”–opportunities to “critically play” games by particular designers and studios, or in specific genres. The school opened its MFA program in 2013, and the first graduating class received their diplomas this past May. While several technology-focused colleges offer undergraduate degrees in game design, such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York; the University of Southern California; NYU is one of the first liberal arts-leaning schools to do so.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.