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DIS: Computer Science (Copenhagen)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2019 05/11/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
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Minimum GPA:
3.00
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Prerequisites:
Yes
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Danish
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay, Other, Residence Hall
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Areas of Study:
Computer Science, Game Design
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement
Program Description:
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
  • 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\
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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
 



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.

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