Game Education SIG/Curriculum
International Game Developers Association
The curriculum framework presented by the IGDA Education SIG is a conceptual guide for game-related educational programs. Developed by a cross-disciplinary committee of educators and developers, the current version of the Curriculum Framework can be downloaded in .pdf format:
- Curriculum Framework - version 3.2 beta - February 2008
- Curriculum Framework - version 2.3 beta - February 2003 (82kb)
Though the field of game studies is young, the number and variety of game-related educational institutions is already vast. No single curriculum can apply to them all. The original framework, therefore, presents a modular approach, rather than a single detailed curriculum. The framework describes knowledge areas and practical skills required to make and study games, in a format that can be adapted to the resources and curriculum offerings of a range of institutions. As a practical document, the Framework is designed to assist educators and students on a variety of levels -- from the creation of individual courses to the development of full degree programs, within a single department or across several. It is also a guide for students creating individualized courses of study at institutions without game-related majors.
Plan of Action
The current task of the curriculum committee is to develop Degree Frameworks which draw from the various knowledge areas of the Curriculum Framework. In such a complex set of fields, there is no â€œsilver bulletâ€ approach, andtThese Degree Frameworks will be offered as guidelines, or â€œusageâ€ cases for the framework. The goal is to create a living Curriculum and Degree Framework that is bound by two guiding principles: 1) be interdisciplinary; 2) inclusive.
- Committee Leader - Tracy Fullerton, USC (tfullerton at cinema.usc.edu)
Yusuf Pisan,UTS (ypisan at it.uts.edu.au)
Magy Seif El-Nasr,Penn State University (magy at ist.psu.edu)
Kevin O'Gorman, American InterContinental University (kogorman at aiuniv.edu)
Alice J. Robison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ajr at mit dot edu)
- Gather and review degree information from existing programs.
- Course syllabi are currently being collected at the Curriculum Knowledge Base wiki
- Core Experiences