Game Design

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Game Design Overview

Bloomfield College features the No. 1 game design program in New Jersey according to The Princeton Review and is a Top 50 program nationwide.

Each year the college holds Global Game Jam, which sees contestants attempt to create a stand-alone game in just 48 hours. In addition, the college is entering the world of Esports and will feature three teams of five students starting in Spring 2019.

When you major in game design, you’ll build the knowledge and hands-on skills to become an expert game designer or developer. If you have a passion for games and want to turn it into a profession, Bloomfield’s game design major is a good fit for you.

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What you’ll study:


Drawing, game design methodology, computer imaging, 2D and 3D design

What you can do:


Design games for video game platforms, computers or smartphones.

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Fast Facts

  • Bloomfield College's game design program is the No. 2 program in the state.
  • The college is starting an Esports team in Spring 2019.
  • The college hosts Global Game Jame each year.
  • The game design program is practice-orientated and focuses on real projects.
  • You’ll work on collaborative team-based projects that mimic real-world game development.
  • More than half of game design students join the Game Development Club which work together to create two games every semester.

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Bloomfield College features the No. 1 game design program in New Jersey according to The Princeton Review and is a Top 50 program nationwide.

Each year the college holds Global Game Jam, which sees contestants attempt to create a stand-alone game in just 48 hours. In addition, the college is entering the world of Esports and will feature three teams of five students starting in Spring 2019.

When you major in game design, you’ll build the knowledge and hands-on skills to become an expert game designer or developer. If you have a passion for games and want to turn it into a profession, Bloomfield’s game design major is a good fit for you.

Please review the recommended sequences of courses.

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Contact Information

GJ Lee
GJ Lee
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Game Development
Year Joined: 2017
  • B.F.A.,
    New Jersey City University
  • M.P.S., ITP,
    Tish School of Arts
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1402
Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room 107
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GJ Lee

BFA, New Jersey City University
MPS, ITP, Tish School of Arts

GJ Lee is a multidisciplinary artist and game designer. She uses a practiced-based research approach to explore and understand complex subjects. The results mostly take on the form of games, installations, and performances. Her works and collaborations have been exhibited and played at Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch, La Gaite Lyrique, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and The Museum of the Moving Image.

She is the co-founder of The Sheep’s Meow, an independent game development studio and community organization that focuses on making game creation inclusive and accessible. She’s co-organized and produced community-driven events such as the NJ Arcade and NYC Arcade– some of which are the largest of their kind.

She has a BFA in Painting and Drawing with a co-major in Mathematics from NJCU and an MPS from NYU Tisch's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Courses taught:
CAT 209 - Digital Game Design
CAT 208 - Visual Design for Games
CAT 408 - Pre-Capstone: Game Development
CAT 420 - Capstone

Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming
Academic Committee(s): Enrollment Management
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Blake Andrews
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2018
  • B.A.,
    Pratt Institute
  • M.A.
    New York University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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Bio Coming Soon
Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming
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Robert Canciello
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2018
  • B.A., B.S.,
    The College of New Jersey
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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Bio Coming Soon
Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming
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Dennis Carr
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2019
  • B.F.A.,
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • M.F.A.,
    New York University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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Bio Coming Soon
Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming
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Brian Chung
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2015
  • B.A.,
    Amherst College
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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Bio Coming Soon
Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming
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Christopher Pollati
Adjunct Lecturer
Year Joined: 2009
  • B.A.,
    Bloomfield College
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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Bio Coming Soon
Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming
Tom Toynton
Thomas Toynton
Professor Emeritus
Year Joined: 2003
  • B.A.,
    Bloomfield College
  • M.S.,
    Capella University
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
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Thomas Toynton, M.S.

Tom Toynton graduated Summa cum laude from Bloomfield College in 2003 with a BA in Creative Arts Technology: Interactive Multimedia. That same year he helped found the Game Development program, and then took over as program coordinator in 2005. He also holds an M.S. in Information Technology and is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media at Columbia Teachers College.

His research interests are games and systems thinking and socially constructed learning environments. Tom has combined over 20 years of training and teaching experience with his life-long love for storytelling and games and believes that the key to effective education is through compelling content and engaging classroom activities that students can personally relate to. His artistic passion is dynamic storytelling through interactive technology and game environments, and he continues to work on both modding and PnP RPG projects in his spare time.

Tom is a member of the Education SIG of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), and an advisory panel member of the Northern NJ Chapter of the IGDA. His current professional projects include the development of a board game that facilitates PnP RPG experiences, an educational board game that teaches the concept of The Commons and several game projects for the Polar Climate Change Education Partnership being funded by the National Science Foundation.

Subject(s): Game Design, Game Programming

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