Take your Career to the Next Level

We offer two separate, but coordinated programs in digital simulation and gaming at Shawnee State — one in Game Programming and one in Game Arts. Here, you’ll learn how to play with others, working as a team to make games that look great — and work. You’ll develop the skills you need to create the career path best suited for you. Whichever degree you choose, you’ll have opportunities to work with students in designated design roles through course assignments, multiple Game Jams, and in our Senior Studio.

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SSU Game Programming Lab
$4 Million

$4 Million Renovation in 2018 with 11 specialized lab facilities.


Faculty to Student Ratio

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Faculty who previously worked at a game studio

Game Arts student in lab

42 Game design studios have hired SSU graduates

*Final costs vary depending on your selected housing, meal plan, program and course options. Special program fees, course fees, and fees for course materials are not part of the tuition guarantee and may change. An out-of-state surcharge will apply, if applicable.

SSU Esports athletes

Varsity Esports: Show You’ve Got Game

Sure, making games is awesome. Playing them is pretty fun too. Become part of a winning team through Shawnee State’s varsity Esports teams. Our student-athletes compete as members of the SSU Athletics Department in Rocket League, Overwatch, Smash Brothers, Magic, Hearthstone, CounterStrike Global Offensive, Smite, Call of Duty, and League of Legends.

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