Learning Opportunities | B.A. in Game Design and Interactive Media
In Focus Forums
Designed to spark candid conversations, creativity and inspiration, the In Focus Forums are workshops and events held every semester that bring top industry professionals to the School of Cinema and Media Arts. Forums are held both on campus and on studio lots such as CBS Studios. You’ll be challenged to live out your creativity and faith practically in the industry through learning from some of the top game designers and storytellers the industry has to offer.
Required internships launch our students into professional success. Boasting 180 hours of on-site studio experience, our program will equip you to begin building your résumé and making real-world connections right away. Personalized placements through our internship office will connect you with one of the numerous game studios within just 30 miles of our campus.
Cinema and Media Arts Chapel
CMA students and faculty meet monthly for a unique time of worship, fellowship and exploration of the abilities and call God has granted to us and others. A wide range of special guests and experiences makes this “family time” an essential part of our growth as an artistic community.
One of the best ways to learn how to design games is just to begin. These up-all-night marathon events challenge student teams to design and prototype a playable game just 48-72 hours after receiving a prompt. Students walk away with a memorable, hands-on experience of creating under pressure and a valuable addition to their professional portfolio.
In these independent game showcases, student teams have the opportunity to gain exposure to the industry firsthand by playing innovative games submitted to the festival — often featuring unique gameplay and modes of storytelling. In Advanced Game Design, students will collaborate to create a game to be submitted for evaluation at a festival such as IndieCade and the Independent Games Festival (IGF).
Torrey Honors College
The Torrey Honors College is Biola's undergraduate honors program. Torrey Honors is distinct for its small, discussion-only classes and one-on-one faculty mentoring. The program replaces most of your general education classes, giving you the opportunity to read and discuss hundreds of classic works to fuel your imagination and refine your storytelling. For more information and to apply, visit the Torrey Honors site.