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The game design major at Ithaca College was officially approved. It will be a BFA in the Television-Radio department of the Roy H. Park School of Communication. It's multi-discipline and multi-school. Students take classes in screenwriting, programming, art history, as well as game design. They play and make analog games as well as videogames. They study analysis of games, the videogame industry, and legal issues. It will be in the catalog probably in 2010. Unfortunately students didn't know about it when they applied for admittance for the Fall 2009 school year. I need to get to work promoting it for Fall 2010. However, students already admitted can switch to the game major.
We have a website for the major - and a blog - the blog might become the site's homepage, still playing with that.
Homepage (for the moment) - http://parkgameportal.com/
Blog - http://parkgameportal.com/wordpress
On the website, you can play games and other projects made by students in the program, see some photos, read descriptions of the classes.
If you know anyone interested in studying game design, have them drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 607-274-7348 and I"ll try to answer their questions.