Game Design


Step 1 - Activate your NYU NetID to access Albert

You will access Albert, NYU's registration system, through your NYUHome account. To access NYUHome, you first need to activate your NetID by following these instructions. Once activated, you will be able to sign into Albert. First-Year Students are randomly assigned registration appointment times of either 12:00pm or 12:20pm. To view your appointment time go to the Student Center page (The Advisor Approval Hold will be automatically removed prior to your registration time).

Step 2 - Review Fall Semester Required Classes

Games 101 - GAMES-UT 101 4 units
Introduction to Game Design - GAMES-UT 150
4 units
Introduction to Programming for Games - GAMES-UT 180 4 units
Expository Writing/Art and the World - EXPOS-UA 5* 4 units
See all Game Design Curriculum 16 units

*Transfer students select one of the following in place of the Expository Writing requirement if you have fulfilled this requirement: Intro to Visual Communication (GAMES-UT 201), Intro to Game Studies (GAMES-UT 110), or a General Education Course (XXXX-UA). Refer to your Statement of Transfer Credit for fulfilled requirements.

Step 3 - Search and Select Required Classes in Albert

Login to Albert. Search classes by course code and course number. The -UT suffix denotes classes in the Tisch School of the Arts. The -UA suffix denotes classes in the College of Arts and Science. Please use the class numbers to register for courses.

The Albert Student Center is your self-service tool for registration needs. Review the Albert Help Guides to learn features like how to register for courses and to add yourself to a wait list by using the "swapping classes" function.

After you register for courses, you will receive an email from the Bursar to view your E-bill for tuition, fees, and housing. Please pay by the payment due date or you will be de-enrolled from your courses for non-payment.

Prior to your arrival on campus in August (remember New Student Orientation begins the week of August 30 and is required of all new students), your registration will be reviewed by department advisors and you may be contacted to amend your schedule if necessary..

Have Registration Questions? Contact Jessica Lam at 646-997-0709 or email


Frank Lantz, Chair
Kevin Spain, Administrative Director
Jessica Lam, Department Administrator
Location: 370 Jay Street, 6th Floor
Phone: 646-997-0708