UC Santa Cruz is Serious About Games

UC Santa Cruz has built a strong reputation in higher education for both training and research around games, and just celebrated its 10th year of a game-specific degree. Our programs are now growing into focal areas of games, and we are excited to announce that beginning in 2017, UCSC will offer a professional MS degree in Serious Games. This brief session will describe how we differentiate higher education in serious games versus traditional games programs (such as our existing professional MS for entertainment games), some of our goals in terms of student population and curriculum, and ultimately how we see these students fitting in to the growing and evolving world of serious games.