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August 17, 2022

From July 22, 2022- August 17, 2022 Professor micha cárdenas's artwork Sin Sol will be featured at the NYU Gallatin Galleries.

July 5, 2022

Please join us in welcoming Dr. micha cárdenas to her new role as Associate Chair of Performance, Play & Design.

June 28, 2022

Three years ago, a group of UC Santa Cruz computer game design and arts, games, & playable media (AGPM) undergraduate students collaborating on their senior capstone project created Squish, which has been picked up by Nintendo Switch.

June 17, 2022

Professor A.M. Darke (CRES/PPD) was featured as a speaker at the EYEO Festival in Minneapolis, MN.


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May 10, 2022

The UCSC Committee on Teaching awarded micha cárdenas the Excellence in Teaching Award for 21-22. The committee received approximately 335 student nominations and selected eight instructors to receive this award.

Squinky and Joyce Lin featured in NYT
October 16, 2019

Read about DANM Alum Squinky and AGPM Undergrad Joyce Lin in the New York Times! Fear, Anxiety and Hope: What It Means to Be a Minority in Gaming By  Mihi

July 1, 2019

AGPM professor micha cárdenas was awarded a grant from the UCSC Arts Research Institute to support her artistic research practice. 

March 18, 2019

This year at the 2019 Game Developers' Conference features a talk by our very own AGPM faculty member, Marcelo Viana Neto!

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December 13, 2017

The Art & Design: Games + Playable Media program is hiring once again! 

May 12, 2017

Congratulations to Hesiquio Mendez Alejo, who won the Deans' Award for his thesis project, "Immigration Game."

April 20, 2017

Over the past nine months, students from the UCSC game design BA, BS and MS programs have been working diligently on their capstone projects.

September 30, 2016


August 22, 2016

2015-16 was a ton of fun in the Art & Design: Games & Playable Media BA. As usual, it culminated with the Spring AGPM showcase during UCSC's Open Studios. AGPM students took over a studio to demo games from two new courses this spring.

November 15, 2015

Fantastic news! UCSC has just announced our first new position for the Art, Games & Playable Media program!

June 30, 2015

Just before the close of classes this spring, the new BA in Art & Design: Games & Playable Media was officially approved by the university.

October 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Robin Hunicke has joined the UC Santa Cruz faculty as an associate professor, to direct the new BA in Art & Design: Games & Playable Media.