Media Sandbox Michigan State University

Brian Winn

Brian Winn

Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies (TISM)

Media & Information

Room 253, Communication Arts & Sciences

TC 445: Digital Game Design (W)
TC 455: 3D Game and Simulation Design
TC 491: Special Topics
TC 498: Collaborative Game Design
TC 840: Foundations of Digital Media Art & Technology

Brian M. Winn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media & Information and Director of the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab at Michigan State University. Winn designs, creates, and researches interactive media design, including game design, digital game-based learning and interactive health communication. Winn’s expertise is in designing engaging serious games that balancing learning, pedagogical, and gameplay objectives. Winn’s award-winning interactive media work has been presented, exhibited, and experienced around the world. Winn is also an accomplished teacher who became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2001 and a Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2005. Winn is a co-founder and co-director of the undergraduate Game Design and Development Specialization and the Serious Game Design Master of Arts program at Michigan State University. Winn serves as faculty advisor of the MSU SpartaSoft game developers student group and a coordinate of the Michigan Chapter of the International Game Developers Association.

Michigan State UniversityCollege of Communication Arts and Sciences


MSU Media Sandbox is a creative CURRICULUM and COMMUNITY in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.