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A Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to a student who completes an undergraduate program in the liberal arts. It may focus on a specific area of study in addition to promoting skills in critical thinking and written and oral communication. Completion typically requires three to four years of study. What is a BA in Game Design? This bachelor’s degree is a pre-professional program that prepare… Read more

A Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to a student who completes an undergraduate program in the liberal arts. It may focus on a specific area of study in addition to promoting skills in critical thinking and written and oral communication. Completion typically requires three to four years of study.

What is a BA in Game Design? This bachelor’s degree is a pre-professional program that prepares students to enter the competitive game design and game development industry. It is an interdisciplinary degree that combines mathematics, computer skills, art, project management and more to equip the graduate with a broad range of applicable skills for game production.

The benefits of this type of degree are many. A student can expect to achieve competence in electronic art and design as well as gain practical knowledge of trending structures, rules and goals of contemporary games. A bachelor’s degree in game design can provide a foundation for successful collaboration with peers and professionals through labs and projects. Working on projects with a variety of individuals may not only highlight and develop strengths, but also enable a student to recognize how to build a diverse and successful team.

The cost of a bachelor’s degree varies program to program. It is best to contact the admission office of the university of your choice to find out its tuition and application fees.

While the game design field may be competitive, there are multiple, expanding options for someone with a bachelor’s degree in game design. Programmers work with art designers to create the code that both forms the structure of the games and distinguishes levels of play. A graduate may go into sound, art design, modeling, or story creation. Artists are required for texture and environmental design. Games may take years to develop and produce for market, requiring project managers. There are opportunities for professional game testers as well.

There are bachelor degree programs in game design offered at many universities across the globe. Our database provides all the information you need to find the right university to help you start your career in game design. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Winner of the TIGA award for Best Educational Institution, TIGA and Creative Skillset accredited, and member of the Sony PlayStation First Academic Partnership Programme, our ... +

Winner of the TIGA award for Best Educational Institution, TIGA and Creative Skillset accredited, and member of the Sony PlayStation First Academic Partnership Programme, our long-established BA (Hons) Games Art and Design degree course is renowned for producing graduates who excel in the diverse and constantly evolving industry of computer game design. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, USA

The Game and Interactive Media Design degree introduces students to the cutting edge of visual communication arts and the latest in the interactive digital technology sciences ... +

The Game and Interactive Media Design degree introduces students to the cutting edge of visual communication arts and the latest in the interactive digital technology sciences. The program prepares students for work in the video game and entertainment industries as well as a broad range of fields requiring skills in animation, simulation, programming, web design, editing, mobile application development, interactive environment construction, and story formation. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Rider University
Lawrence Township, USA

From your first video game console to your latest online app, games have fueled your imagination, stirred your heart and driven your competitive spirit. Now it’s time to turn ... +

From your first video game console to your latest online app, games have fueled your imagination, stirred your heart and driven your competitive spirit. Now it’s time to turn game and interactive media design into your career. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Warsaw Film School
Warsaw, Poland

This 3 year BA Film Directing program blends academic theory with practical skills to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge they need in order to find a job in the c ... +

This 3 year BA Film Directing program blends academic theory with practical skills to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge they need in order to find a job in the competitive field of film and games industry. Students learn the professional skills necessary to become a film or video games director. Students will work on each others' productions with different crews, directors, cinematographers, actors, producers, game designers and receive a practical experience that helps to prepare upon entering the film and video game industry. Each student makes 4 films /exercises during the academic year plus the end of year film, all in close cooperation with other students of different specialization. Teamwork and cooperation are our fundamentals. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Europe
Berlin, Germany +1 More

Computer, video, and mobile games are the medium of the future. Already today, more than 40 percent of Germans profess their love for them, with 90 percent of those people pla ... +

Computer, video, and mobile games are the medium of the future. Already today, more than 40 percent of Germans profess their love for them, with 90 percent of those people playing them multiple times a week. Games mean entertainment and business, yet they also reflect personal expression and global perspectives – and most of all, they're a lot of fun! -
BA BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English, German
Campus
Online
 
AAS College
Thessaloniki, Greece

BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art will allow you to explore the pre-production pipeline and be able to apply animation to a wide range of media. You will study and develop tra ... +

BA (Hons) Animation and Games Art will allow you to explore the pre-production pipeline and be able to apply animation to a wide range of media. You will study and develop traditional animation techniques, plus key digital skills in 2D and 3D, while learning the core principles of character-led animation. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University for the Creative Arts
Farnham, United Kingdom

Become a skilled 2D or 3D games artist, learn to prototype new game concepts and become a team player on our highly respected and industry-focused BA (Hons) Games Arts degree. ... +

Become a skilled 2D or 3D games artist, learn to prototype new game concepts and become a team player on our highly respected and industry-focused BA (Hons) Games Arts degree. Creating whole new worlds and characters is the main remit for our course, and you’ll learn the traditional and technical skills required to become an exceptional games artist. However, you’ll also learn the workflows and processes to make games with your peers, working alongside students from the BSc (Hons) Games Technology course to give you vital preparation for industry working after graduation. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University Centre Grimsby
Grimsby, United Kingdom

The Bachelor in Games Design & Development (BA Honours) is awarded by Teesside UniversityThe programme has been created with direct input from the games industry. In fact, ... +

The Bachelor in Games Design & Development (BA Honours) is awarded by Teesside UniversityThe programme has been created with direct input from the games industry. In fact, we asked top gaming recruitment executives. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Falmouth University
Penryn, United Kingdom

Join a community of people who live and breathe games. From day one, you’ll work as you would within a team in the industry, developing your own games. You’ll replicate profes ... +

Join a community of people who live and breathe games. From day one, you’ll work as you would within a team in the industry, developing your own games. You’ll replicate professional practice, learning in a range of environments to discover your specialism and prepare for the career you want. You'll learn how different specialisms work together, how to work effectively in a team and the role you play in it. This course simulates how the industry operates, in a studio environment that's built to mirror a real games development studio. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Applied Sciences Europe
Hamburg, Germany

Computer, video and mobile games are the medium of the future. Already today they love more than 40 percent of Germans, over 90 percent of them play several times a week. Game ... +

Computer, video and mobile games are the medium of the future. Already today they love more than 40 percent of Germans, over 90 percent of them play several times a week. Games are entertainment and business, but also personal expression and image of global perspectives - and make (in most cases) also great fun! As a game designer or designer you develop innovative game mechanics and create the narration of the game! -
BA BA
Full-time
7 semesters
German
Campus
Online
 
University for the Creative Arts
Rochester, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Games Design course at UCA Rochester gives you the opportunity to explore the growing indie games industry and apply your creativity to develop a career in this ... +

Our BA (Hons) Games Design course at UCA Rochester gives you the opportunity to explore the growing indie games industry and apply your creativity to develop a career in this vibrant, imaginative and fast-evolving sector. This course covers the full indie development pipeline, from planning and concept to publishing. Blending games art, games design and critical thinking with professional skills and project management for the indie sector, this course will allow graduates to fit into a small studio or undertake their own development projects. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Falmouth University
Penryn, United Kingdom

Join our game art degree and develop your creative capabilities while honing the skills you’ll need to make it as a successful artist in the games industry. You’ll study game ... +

Join our game art degree and develop your creative capabilities while honing the skills you’ll need to make it as a successful artist in the games industry. You’ll study game art principles alongside traditional art practice, building your expertise to contribute to a major game development project in your second and third year. As a game artist, you'll be joining one of the fastest-growing sectors of the games industry, and be in higher demand than ever before. On this course, you'll work within game development teams and graduate as a skilled artist with your own distinctive style. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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