West Coast Field Experience


Each year students in the Game Design and Development program
embark on a game design field experience to the West Coast!


We visit a number of game studios on this trip, alternating each year between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our students have the opportunity to meet with development teams, check out game design studios, and explore the great sights and sounds of California! The trip is a wonderful experience full of unique networking opportunities, insights into the game design industry and advice directly from game developers.

On most occasions, the trip also coincides with the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Students are highly encouraged to also attend GDC at least once during their time in the Game Design Minor!


Studios Visited in 2016 – San Francisco:

Studios Visited in 2017 – Los Angeles:


GameDev at MSU

404 Wilson Road, Room 409

East Lansing, MI 48824

Email: gamedev@msu.edu