Students at all levels are encouraged to apply, however, we strongly suggest applying within your first 3 semesters of undergraduate study to take full advantage of the program. Students are separated by both graduation year and experience level, and will stay with the same studio until they graduate. Sophomores and above will need to declare an area to focus their study.
Students must be available to be in a video call online from 9-10PM ET on Tuesday nights for EMP, or Wednesday nights for GSP. First year students must also be available from 1-3PM ET on Wednesdays virtually. Please do not schedule classes for these times. If you have a conflict, please speak to the fellowships staff.
Through this program, students will be able to effectively major in game development through the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who are undecided may enter the program under any major, but they should expect to officially transfer into CUNY BA by the end of their first year in GSP. Students are subject to the CUNY BA admissions requirements but will receive assistance if they do not meet them upon entering the program. Once fully enrolled in the program, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Although this program is intended for students interested in entering the games industry, select students who are interested in adjacent careers or wish to make games as a hobby may be able to continue working towards their main degree at their home campus, or double concentrate in a different field (subject to approval by the fellowship director).
Students must be available to be at the BrookLAN venue from 7-9PM every other Thursday for EMP, or Friday for GSP. First year students must also be available from 1-3PM on Wednesdays virtually. If you have a religious obligation, please note that in your application for an exemption from Friday nights.