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DIS: Computer Science
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Danish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Areas of Study:
Computer Science, Game Design
Program Design: Direct Enroll, Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Volunteer
Program Description:
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
  • You will 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 gaming 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, hackathons, and more 
STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you are interested in computer science or math and want to gain experience in applying programming skills to the creation of games. 

CSC


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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For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.