DIS Copenhagen - Computer Science

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DIS Copenhagen - Computer Science

Computer Science
Computer game development is a booming multi-billion dollar industry. With its flourishing independent gaming culture and public funds for game developers, Denmark is a unique place to study this subfield of computer science. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Design, develop, and test a beta version of a 2D or 3D game individually or in small groups 
  • Gain inspiration and build a professional network in the industry by visiting start-ups and established firms on faculty-led study tours in Denmark and Germany 
  • Immerse yourself in the Danish indie gaming community, meet with European peers and experts, and participate in game jams and hackathons

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you are interested in computer science or math and want to gain experience in applying your programming skills to the creation of games. 

CORE COURSE 

Game Development: Programming and Practice + Lab
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
This core course and lab offer you a practical and conceptual introduction to game design and development. The juxtaposition between theory and practice is a cornerstone of the course, offering ample opportunities to try out concepts and theories. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Germany 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of computer science and one semester of calculus at university level. You must have experience with algorithms, operating system design, and programming language such as Java, C#, Scala, C, C++, Python, or JavaScript. 
Corequisite: Game Development Lab

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Subjects

  • Computer Science

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