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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: Computer Science
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
Computer Science

Computer game development is a booming multi-billion dollar industry. With its flourishing independent gaming culture and public funds for game developers, Denmark is a unique place to study this subfield of computer science. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • You will design, develop, and test a beta version of a 2D or 3D game individually or in small groups 
  • Gain inspiration and build a professional network in the gaming industry by visiting start-ups and established firms on faculty-led study tours in Denmark and Germany 
  • Immerse yourself in the Danish indie gaming community, meet with European peers and experts, and participate in game jams, hackathons, and more 
STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you are interested in computer science or math and want to gain experience in applying programming skills to the creation of games. 

CSC


CORE COURSE

Game Development: Programming and Practice + Lab
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
This core course and lab offer you a practical and conceptual introduction to game design and development. The juxtaposition between theory and practice is a cornerstone of the course, offering ample opportunities to try out concepts and theories. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Germany 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of computer science and one semester of calculus at university level. You must have experience with algorithms, operating system design, and programming language such as Java, C#, Scala, C, C++, Python, or JavaScript. 
Corequisite: Game Development Lab 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/16/2017 10/23/2017 TBA TBA
Full year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.