Graduate Program

The Game Center MFA

The Game Center MFA is a 2-year Masters of Fine Arts degree that explores the design and development of games as a creative practice. The curriculum is centered on the creation of games and includes game design, criticism, programming, and visual design.

Over the course of two years, students will find their voices as creative practitioners working on individual and group game projects, as well as through rigorous scholarly study of the theoretical and cultural aspects of games, all within the thriving community that is the NYU Game Center at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Read more about the structure of the program.

Applications for the Fall 2014 semester are now closed.
Check our website for updates about applying for Fall 2015, the program, and a schedule of information sessions in the fall.  If you have questions about the program or the application process please email us at

Read more about the application process.

See more details in the MFA FAQ.

Information Sessions
Learn more about the MFA by attending or watching our upcoming information sessions.  Our faculty will be on hand to discuss the structure of the program and the application process, and will answer any questions you may have.  We will also give tours of our new space at MAGNET.

Check out past info sessions on our stream at

EVO Scholarship
The NYU Game Center has partnered with the EVO Tournament to create a scholarship to study game design at New York University.If you have a passion for fighting games and want to join the next generation of great game designers we welcome you apply for EVO scholarship and create the future of fighting game for the Fall 2014 class at the Game Center. Read more about the EVO Scholarship.

IndieCade Scholarship
We are now offering a scholarship program in partnership with IndieCade, the international game festival and conference. The NYU Game Center IndieCade Scholarship will offer $25,000 towards our Game Design MFA program to an individual whose game has been selected for inclusion in the IndieCade festival. Anyone who worked on a game that has been chosen as an Official Nominee or an Official Selection of the IndieCade festival is automatically eligible to apply for the scholarship. Read more about the IndieCade Scholarship.