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The NYU Game Center is seeking creative, passionate, and talented students for our undergraduate and graduate programs in game design. For all applications to the Game Center, a creative portfolio submitted via Slideroom is required in addition to the standard New York University application.

 Application Deadlines

BFA Early Decision I November 1, 2017
BFA Early Decision II January 1, 2018
BFA Regular Decision January 1, 2018
MFA Application December 1, 2017

Undergraduate Admissions

Applicants interested in the BFA in game design can using the Common Application. Students can apply to our 4-year undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program as incoming freshmen or internal/external transfer students depending on their academic progress. 

BFA Application Requirements

  • Common Application
  • 1-2 page personal statement about why you want to study game design at NYU
  • Creative Portfolio: visual art/design, video, creative writing sample, digital game, or other creative expression
  • Critical Game Analysis: 1-page close reading of a game you know deeply
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Graduate Admissions

For those who have completed their undergraduate degree and are seeking to further their education, development and knowledge in game design, we offer a 2-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. Professional game experience is not required and applicants may come from a wide range of professional, personal, and educational backgrounds. 

MFA Application Requirements

  • Tisch Graduate Admissions Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Professional Resume
  • 2 Creative Projects
  • Crticial Game Alanysis
  • Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test for non-native speakers
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