GSD Graduate Minor Pathways

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Approved Elective Course List

*This list is not exhaustive, and it constantly changes. If you see a course that you think should be on this list, please contact the GSD Advisor. Candidate courses for inclusion will be considered on an individual basis.

Note that for any of the special topics type courses, only those topics listed on this page will count for the GSD minor. Very few 500-level courses are listed here because they are usually for graduate students only. However, sometimes undergrads can take them with special permission.

ARTD 418 Advanced Interaction Design Art-Design
CI 437 Educational Game Design Curriculum & Instruction
DANC 465 Screendance Dance
GSD 403 An Introduction to Top Down Video Game Design Game Studies and Design
GSD 409 Design & Programming of Narrative Games & Simulations Game Studies and Design
GSD 490 Video Game Development Process Game Studies and Design
INFO 416 Makerspace: Game Studies Informatics
INFO 418 Makerspace: Escape Rooms Informatics
IS 426 Museum Informatics Information Sciences
IS 490 Playful Design Methods Information Sciences
THEA 456 Properties Design Theater
THEA 461 Introduction to Media Design Theater

CI 437 Educational Game Design Curriculum & Instruction
CI 439 Critiques of Educational Technology Curriculum & Instruction
CI 482 Social Learning & Multimedia Curriculum & Instruction
CI 499 Attention Learning and Tech Curriculum & Instruction
CI 499 Technology Apps for Teachers Curriculum & Instruction
INFO 416 Makerspace: Game Studies Informatics
JOUR 430 Augmented and Virtual Reality Journalism
MACS 496 Collaboration in Interactive and Immersive Media Media & Cinema Studies

DANC 400 Viewing Dance Dance
JOUR 430 Augmented and Virtual Reality Journalism
JOUR 460 Basic Video Production Journalism
MACS 480 Advanced Filmmaking Media & Cinema Studies
MACS 481 Advanced Filmmaking Studio Media & Cinema Studies
MACS 485 Making Video Essays Media & Cinema Studies
MACS 496 Advanced Media Practicum Media & Cinema Studies
MACS 496 Collaboration in Interactive and Immersive Media Media & Cinema Studies

ARTD 451 Ethics of a Designer in a Global Economy Art-Design
CI 437 Educational Game Design Curriculum & Instruction
DANC 451 Social Impact thru Arts Tech Dance
INFO 416 Makerspace: Game Studies Informatics
IS 426 Museum Informatics Information Sciences
THEA 418 Devising Social Issues Theatre Theater

INFO 490 Computer Music Informatics
INFO 490 Musical Informatics Informatics
MUS 407 Electronic Music Techniques I Music
MUS 409 Electronic Music Techniques II Music
MUS 499 Audio Coding with SuperCollider Music
MUS 499 Audio Recording Techniques I Music
MUS 499 Critical Audio Listening for Audio Engineers Music
THEA 453 Introduction to Theater Sound Theater
THEA 455 Sound Design for Video Games Theater

DANC 400 Viewing Dance Dance
DANC 451 Social Impact thru Arts Tech Dance
DANC 465 Screendance Dance
JOUR 430 Augmented and Virtual Reality Journalism
MACS 496 Collaboration in Interactive and Immersive Media Media & Cinema Studies
THEA 409 Production Management Theater
THEA 418 Devising Social Issues Theatre Theater
THEA 453 Introduction to Theater Sound Theater
THEA 455 Sound Design for Video Games Theater
THEA 456 Properties Design Theater

ARTD 418 Advanced Interaction Design Art-Design
CI 437 Educational Game Design Curriculum & Instruction
CS 415 Game Development Computer Science
CS 418 Interactive Computer Graphics Computer Science
CS 419 Production Computer Graphics Computer Science
CS 498 Video Game Development Computer Science
GSD 409 Design & Programming of Narrative Games & Simulations Game Studies and Design

DANC 451 Social Impact thru Arts Tech Dance
FAA 499 Escape Rooms as Interactive Theatre Fine & Applied Arts
INFO 490 Computer Music Informatics
IS 410 Storytelling Information Sciences
JOUR 460 Basic Video Production Journalism
MACS 496 Collaboration in Interactive and Immersive Media Media & Cinema Studies
THEA 409 Production Management Theater
THEA 410 Dramaturgs’ Workshop Theater
THEA 411 Playwrights’ Workshop Theater
THEA 418 Devising Social Issues Theatre Theater
THEA 426 History of D├ęcor Theater
THEA 427 Scene Painting I Theater
THEA 428 Scene Painting II Theater
THEA 445 Costume History I Theater
THEA 448 Costume Crafts Theater
THEA 455 Sound Design for Video Games Theater
THEA 456 Costume History II Theater
THEA 456 Properties Design Theater
THEA 461 Introduction to Media Design Theater

ART 499 Special Topics in Art Art
ARTD 418 Advanced Interaction Design Art-Design
ARTD 451 Ethics of a Designer in a Global Economy Art-Design
ARTD 499 Special topics in art & design Art-Design
ARTS 444 Interactivity II Art-Studio
ARTS 445 Special Topics in New Media Art-Studio
ARTS 499 Special topics in Studio Art Art-Studio
CS 418 Interactive Computer Graphics Computer Science
CS 419 Production Computer Graphics Computer Science
JOUR 430 Augmented and Virtual Reality Journalism
MACS 496 Collaboration in Interactive and Immersive Media Media & Cinema Studies

DANC 451 Social Impact thru Arts Tech Dance
FAA 499 Escape Rooms as Interactive Theatre Fine & Applied Arts
INFO 409 Design & Programming of Narrative Games Informatics
IS 410 Storytelling Information Sciences
THEA 411 Playwrights’ Workshop Theater
THEA 418 Devising Social Issues Theatre Theater

If you have questions you may direct them to Dr. Judith Pintar, game-studies@illinois.edu