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  • Locations: San Francisco, CA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Internships Available: No
Faculty Led: Yes Exchange Program: No
Program Description:


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Are you hoping to enter the field of game or entertainment design after graduation? If so, then this opportunity is a must for you to experience! The Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) is the largest game industry conference in the world! Each year, 25,000 game developers descend on San Francisco, and spend an entire week networking, showing off their games, celebrating innovation in the field, and presenting on a variety of topics. With specific days, panels, and exhibitions dedicated to game design careers and indie game development, attending GDC will leave you smarter, more excited, and driven than ever before.  

Location: San Francisco, CA

Weather in San Francisco this time of year is a bit chilly with average highs around 60 degrees. Pack a warm jacket!



Please note that a maximum of 20 participants will have the opportunity to enroll in this program. Priority will be given to the first 20 students with completed applications.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Completion of at least one academic semester at UW-Stout at the time of participation
Good academic & behavioral standing
Prerequisite: instructor permission

Preference will be given to students with the following:
- GDD Art BFA students with completed applications will have priority but all students are encouraged to apply
- ENT or GDD major
- Graduation Year
Program Dates
Travel dates to San Francisco: March 18 - 24, 2018
Course dates: March 5 - 30, 2018

Course Information
DES-397: Design Field Experience/Experiential Learning (1 credit)

Check with your Program Director to see how this will fulfill your program requirements.

This course will be taught by:
Dr. Andrew Williams



Accommodation: Students will be staying at a hotel in San Francisco. The cost of the hotel is in the program fee. 

Meals: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own meals throughout the program.  

Travel: Group flights will be purchased for all participants and the faculty leader. These costs are already included in the program fee.


The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for your program. For information on financing your program and, specifically scholarship opportunities, visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.