GDIAC NEWS
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05/13/14
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04/24/14
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09/09/13
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05/13/13
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05/08/13
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04/11/13
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03/13/13
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04/26/10
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01/15/13
GAME DESIGN INITIATIVE AT CORNELL (GDIAC)

The Game Design Initiative at Cornell University (GDIAC) is an interdisciplinary collaboration of students and faculty dedicated to the academic study of game design. GDIAC offers an undergraduate program in game design, as well as an outreach program to junior high and high school students in the Ithaca area. It also offers informal support to graduate students and faculty interested in pursuing game-related research.

First formed in 2001, the Game Design Initiative was one of the earliest undergraduate programs in game design, and the first to be offered at an Ivy League institution. GDIAC brings together Cornell's world class talent in computer science, information science, communication, art, and music. It is committed to a vision of game design as a rigorous academic discipline that upholds the standards of a Cornell University education.

Cornell alumni enjoy prominent positions at a wide variety of gaming companies. We have alumni at major game companies such as Nintendo, Electronic Arts, and Zynga. We also have alumni at prominent studios such as Bungie, Valve, and Irrational Games. Finally, with the rise of social and mobile gaming, many of alumni are striking out as independent developers, or even creating their own start-ups. Come join us and see what all the excitement is about.