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UC Berkeley offers student-lead credited courses that focus on a holistic approach to gaming. All courses are monitored by designated faculty members.
 

 
This course examines the ways in which we play games, offers an analysis on our interactions with them, and focuses on player and game designer perspectives. (All Levels)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: videogamesdecal@gmail.com

 
This is a project based course that teaches students how to work as a team across disciplines to create a videogame. This course is designed for both programmers and artists, while other disciplines relevant to game development are welcome. (Casual and Competitive)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: berkeley.gamedev@gmail.com

 
This course explores and analyzes common structures in video game music and their relationship to their context, both in-game and historically. (All Levels)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: vgmdecal@gmail.com

 
The course will explore and analyze League of Legends, a popular video game and cultural phenomenon, through a variety of lenses, some of which include gameplay, eSports, psychology, and game design. (All Levels)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: owenxie@berkeley.edu

 
Through the discussion of the technical aspects of the game, the community reaction, the history, the original intention of the developers and overall marketing aspects, this class investigates the enduring success of the game series. (New and Casual)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: thesmashdecal@gmail.com

 
This course covers the history and breadth of Pokémon media (e.g. the manga, anime, and games), examines fan culture and competition, discusses the social implications of the Pokéverse, and delves into the theoretical science behind Pokémon. (Casual and Competitive)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: calpokemonacademy@gmail.com

 
This course is designed as an introductory exploration of video games and video game culture through the lenses of gender, race, and sexuality to investigate the interplay of these factors in the gaming world and see how this fits into a larger cultural environment. (Casual)

For more information visit the Decal class page.

Email: trpurdy1995@berkeley.edu

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