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  • Abilene Christian University

    -- Abilene, TX 
  • 1600 Campus Ct.
    Abilene, TX 79699
  • 325-674-2173 or 325-674-2000
  • [email protected]
  • Digital Entertainment Technology (BA/BGA, and BSc, 4 Years)
    For a position in Game Design

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 36,300 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 36,300 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 36,300 US Dollars (USD) per Year
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 17:1
  • Abilene Christian University offers majors in Digital Entertainment Technology (Game Designer, Game Scripting, Game Artist/Animator) and Computer Science with a concentration in Game Development.


    The Digital Entertainment Technology degree brings together faculty from across the University, each a specialist in their field, to train the next generation of game, cinematic, and animation leaders. The DET program makes use of cutting-edge teaching principles and technology in the DET degree, preparing students to create the next generation of entertainment. DET students are currently completing a Virtual Reality project to create a multiplayer virtual campus, allowing current and prospective students to interact in new and exciting ways. Coursework in DET is designed to ensure students have published their first application prior to graduation.


    Each semester students are selected to participate in a funded research position in game development.  Projects vary every semester depending on the students.  Past projects have included motion sickness in Virtual Reality, using game engines for cinematic development, examination of the use of social-media tools for learning, and multi-user social VR experiences.



    ACU offers additional experiential learning opportunities:

    - Maker Lab where students can you a variety of equipment to design and fabricate whatever they can imagine.

    - Game Scholarship Lab, where students can research classic game and game consoles.

    Digital eXperiences Lab, a dedicated Virtual/Augmented Reality and Green Screen computer lab providing high-end computer systems and console developer kits for the creation of game environments. The space is available to game design students at all times with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality, as well as drawing tablets and the latest software.

    - Learning Studio, after receiving a gift from AT&T, ACU created the Learning Studio in the Brown Library. This collaborative space, which opened in Feb. 2011, provides a laboratory for continued experiments in media, mobility and the future of the academic library. In an 8,800-square-foot facility, the Learning Studio brings together media production studios, the Speaking Center and the library’s media collections to support students and faculty as they explore the way we live, learn and communicate in a digital world.