Jul 20, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2024-2025 
USC Catalogue 2024-2025

Game Studies Minor

Games are a major cultural form, with game sales now exceeding box office revenue in the United States. Attention to games and interactive media is growing, and it has become necessary to understand them as meaningful systems, reflect on their cultural influence, and to help guide their evolution with insightful criticism. The game studies minor prepares a student with fundamental underpinnings in media criticism and games.

To be eligible for the game studies minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have a declared major. To declare the game design minor a student must get permission from the Interactive Media and Games Division (SCI 201) and submit a Change of Major/Minor form to Cinematic Arts Student Affairs (SCB 105).

Course Requirements for the Minor:

A total of 24 units is required for the game design minor, at least 6 lower-division units and at least 14 upper-division units.

Additional Requirements

Grade Point Average Requirement

A minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course is required. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower does not fulfill a minor requirement.