We want you to learn by doing and we give you the chance to work on real projects with real clients to give you the skill set you need. You could work on a game that teaches nurses how to learn a complicated topic, like Ligand Quest. Other students helped design, develop and deploy a Gates foundation funded game to collect family planning intentions in India: The My Future Family game.
We work with the Frank Netter School of Medicine faculty and students on projects that explore the range of ways that play, interactivity, and simulation can be integrated into healthcare. We also often pair undergrads in the GDD program with medical students working on Capstone Projects.
If your passion is to publish your own games, then we have a plan for you. You will work with our faculty in the Business and Entrepreneurship program to start you own company. Our GDD 311 class is designed to help students who want to start their own company, working with the QU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to do so. In 2023, we also launched the QU Summer Accelerator, designed to support taking student projects to market.
The Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS), which runs for eight weeks over the summer, allows Quinnipiac students to work on a research project or creative endeavor side-by-side with a faculty mentor and receive $5,000 in support of their collaborative efforts. The game Ligand Quest, a collaboration between game design and nursing, was created as a part of this program.