The M.S. in Games for Learning (G4L) is a distinct program in that it explicitly emphasizes the design, implementation and evaluation skills unique to serious games and games for learning. This program draws on other games-related degrees, courses, and research at NYU.
Other gaming-related degrees include the following (all housed at the MAGNET facility):
- NYU Tisch School of the Arts' MFA in Game Design which focuses on the aesthetic and cultural aspects of making games
- The G4L concentration in the NYU Steinhardt MA in Digital Media Design for Learning which focuses more on learning across settings and less on games
- Soon, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's Computer Science and Engineering expects to offer a concentration in Games Engineering focused on the computer science aspects of game design (graphics, artificial intelligence, and so on)
Other programs at NYU that offer gaming-related courses include:
- NYU Steinhardt's Department of Media, Culture and Communication which offers courses in game theory focusing on the cultural and media studies aspects of games
- NYU Steinhardt's Program in Music Technology which offers courses including composition and technologies used for music in videogames
- NYU Courant's Computer Science program which offers courses on games-related computer science topics such as graphics and motion capture.
- NYU School of Engineering's Integrated Digital Media program which offers courses on 3d and Games Design (housed at MAGNET)
We also collaborate with other games-related initiatives at NYU. For example:
- The NYU Game Center, housed in the Tisch School of the Arts, supports events and collaborations with the gaming industry and games scholars (housed at MAGNET)
- The Games for Learning Institute hosts research on serious games and learning (distributed institute with a presence at MAGNET)
- The Game Innovation Lab hosts research on innovation through games
- CREATE, the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education
- dolcelab, the Lab for the Design of Learning Collaboration, & Experience (housed at MAGNET)