Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Arts

Compare 32 Bachelors of Science (BScs) in Computer Arts

Computer Arts

Students who seek a bachelor’s degree in computer arts often do so with thoughts of digital art, game development, and web design. With a degree in this field, graduates have wide open options for their career paths.

What is a BSc in Computer Arts? This program includes the foundations for satisfying careers in fields such as digital animation production, game design and development, interactive animation, and web design. The program focuses on the tools and technology necessary to create code and bring concepts to life. Students are taught computer languages such as HTML5 and JavaScript. Other areas such as business applications, personal finance management, and portfolio creation are also taught.

Today’s society expects quick and entertaining access to information from all over the world. With a degree in computer arts, graduates are prepared to fill the many job openings that these expectations generate. Graduates also find themselves in a position to seek further education when desired.

The costs of attending a BSc in Computer Arts program are varied because the program is offered by many schools across the world. Interested individuals should contact the individual schools for specific information and to determine their best options.

There are many challenging and engaging careers open to graduates of the program. These include jobs in the web design industry, the world of digital arts and entertainment, the gaming industry, and television. Job titles might include 3D Modeller, Texture Artist, Visual Effect Artist, Technical Animator, Web Developer, and Game Designer.  These job positions may be available to graduates all over the world, opening doors to new and exciting ventures.

If you want to learn more about applying for a course or an entire program in computer arts, review the information you can find in the program listings. Consider which of the schools seem most appropriate for your situation.  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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Bachelor in Design and Development of Video-Games (B.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Puerto Rico Barranquitas Bayamón Fajardo + 2 more

The Bachelor of Science in Video Game Design and Development provides students with a theoretical foundation and appropriate practice for the complex and competitive world of the video game industry. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Video Game Design and Development provides students with a theoretical foundation and appropriate practice for the complex and competitive world of the video game industry.

The skills and techniques learned in this program will help students to design and develop tools (video games) to help others in different areas of their lives such as education, learning, health, family cohesion, artistic expression, and the acquisition of social consciousness.

In addition, students will learn to work in a multidisciplinary environment where they will recognize the importance of good communication and teamwork. They will also learn to appreciate, recognize and understand the work and effort of all team members.... [-]


Bachelor's Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 32 months September 2018 USA Emeryville

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 32 months. [+]

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few as 32 months.

DEGREE PROGRESSION

Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements.

Freshman Year: Mathematical Concepts, Drawing Bootcamp, Design Basics, Media Sound & Visual 1

Sophomore Year: Concept & Imaging, Compositing 1, 3D Modeling 1, Concept Art, Introduction to Animation

Junior Year: Current Industry Techniques, Dynamic Effects, Motion Studies, Character Rigging, Creative Pre-Production

Senior Year: Animation Body Mechanics, Facial Animation & Lip Sync, Live Action Compositing, Reel Production, Popular Culture Bachelor's of Applied Science students will be required to complete 36 credits of General Education classes including: Communications & Critical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, American History, Creative Writing, and more.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Game Development

AUM American University of Malta
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 Malta Cospicua

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development is designed for students interested in game development programming at the highest level, including computer science and computer graphics professionals retooling for the game industry. (Accredited by N.C.F.H.E.) [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development is designed for students interested in game development programming at the highest level, including computer science and computer graphics professionals retooling for the game industry. (Accredited by N.C.F.H.E.)

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

We know the application process to university can feel like a daunting and complex task. At the American University of Malta, we've tried to make applying to our university as simple as possible, and while it is a relatively straightforward process, we do require several supporting documents. Below you will find an easy to follow checklist of items you will need to submit, followed with more specific information for each requirement.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Development

Full Sail University
Online Campus Full time Part time 20 - 29 months September 2018 USA Winter Park + 2 more

Full Sail University’s Web Design and Development bachelor of science degree program is designed to provide the focused knowledge and understanding needed to integrate and deploy modern websites and web applications. You’ll use industry-standard tools, including modern client-side and server-side languages, relational and non-relational database structures, and frameworks used in modern web stacks. [+]

The relationship between the digital realm and the tangible world is profound, complex, and shaped by those who can easily navigate the ever-expanding overlap between the two.

is designed to provide the focused knowledge and understanding needed to integrate and deploy modern websites and web applications. You’ll use industry-standard tools, including modern client-side and server-side languages, relational and non-relational database structures, and frameworks used in modern web stacks.

From the beginning of your degree program, career preparation is integrated into your curriculum. Ongoing portfolio courses provide you with opportunities to build projects that showcase your talents, and integrated career development modules are designed to strengthen professional skills and strategies to assist you with your job search. In addition, our Career Development advisors and services will be available for support and assistance throughout your web design and development career path – not just while you are a student.... [-]


BSc in Creative Media and Game Technologies

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Breda

This programme is completely taught in English. In 3 or 4 years’ time you can define your own roles, skill sets and ultimate career path towards your dream job. [+]

International Game Architecture and Design

The technical professional bachelor's programme Creative Media and Game Technologies of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences has the differentiation area International Game Architecture and Design.

This programme is completely taught in English. In 3 or 4 years’ time you can define your own roles, skill sets and ultimate career path towards your dream job. Whether you want to be the best game-play programmer, an award winning character artist or a producer of Triple-A titles, we help you define your path to success.

In this programme you will be trained in creative, technological, and commercial skills. Game careers require you to have both a broad knowledge of game development and deep skills in your chosen area of expertise, such as 3D visual arts, high-end video game development, animation, audio, gameplay, level design, production, or programming.... [-]


BSc in Computer Games Programming (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

In this dynamic industry, you'll become a multi-skilled programmer, working with both hardware, such as consoles, and software including games engines. You'll use commercial software including C#, C++, UDK, CryEngine, Unity, Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk 3ds Max. Through our membership of the PlayStation First Academic Programme, you’ll also have access to Move.me™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®4 (PS4™). [+]

In this dynamic industry, you'll become a multi-skilled programmer, working with both hardware, such as consoles, and software including games engines. You'll use commercial software including C#, C++, UDK, CryEngine, Unity, Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk 3ds Max. Through our membership of the PlayStation First Academic Programme, you’ll also have access to Move.me™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®4 (PS4™). Benefit from guest lecturers who work within the gaming industry with previous speakers including Richard Lemarchand from Naughty Dog and Lewis Payne from Headstrong Games.

You also have the option to do a year's paid work placement as part of your studies with students previously working for Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters, and Microsoft. You can visit EGX London (formerly Eurogamer expo), Comic-Con London and Digital Bristol, where you'll meet and network with professionals.... [-]


BSc Honours in Computer Games Development

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

This course covers all major technical aspects of the games development process from design to production. It aims to prepare you for a career in software development with a particular emphasis on computer games. The course provides you with a solid understanding of game technologies including programming, applied maths, computer graphics and game engines. [+]

Computer Games Development combines technology and creativity in a multidisciplinary way. The games industry is still an expanding and challenging sector with continually evolving ideas and cutting-edge technologies. It requires practitioners to exercise more flexibility in software specifications and functionality, through adapting their approaches to design and management while keeping abreast of broad changes to technology.

This course covers all major technical aspects of the games development process from design to production. It aims to prepare you for a career in software development with a particular emphasis on computer games. The course provides you with a solid understanding of game technologies including programming, applied maths, computer graphics and game engines. You are supported to expand a broad range of knowledge and skills including mobile and web application development, 3D modelling and animation, and human-computer interaction. To enhance student employability the course offers a number of talks from creative industry and will support your participation in prestige game competitions and digital fairs as well as industrial placements and internships.... [-]


B.S. in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Prescott

The Bachelor of Science in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation degree prepares students to design and build virtual worlds using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, computer animation software, streaming video networks and computer games. [+]

Program starts Fall 2017

The Bachelor of Science in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation degree prepares students to design and build virtual worlds using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, computer animation software, streaming video networks and computer games.

As a technical, multidisciplinary degree, students will take courses in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, military science, intelligence, security management and business. Aspects of art and design will complement the technical side of this degree. Work in the computer labs will be extensive and students can expect to graduate proficient in C#, C++, Python, Javascript, HTML5, Maya and Unity3D. Other course topics include Game Engine Lab, Interactive Media, Multiplayer Game Systems, and Artificial Intelligence. ... [-]


BA/BSc Honours in Imaging Art and Science

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

The course is suitable for applicants who have a background in science subjects and a strong interest in visual arts, or with a background in arts subjects and a strong interest in science and technology and is particularly aimed at those studying a combination of arts and science subjects. [+]

We have access to a visual world previously unimaginable; reality itself is increasingly mediated, augmented, or replaced by images. This innovative dual pathway course, unique in the UK, offers breadth and depth in the study of imaging: techniques, histories and applications, from multiple perspectives of art, science and technology.

You will explore the rich and visually complex world of imaging in a dynamic, creative and interdisciplinary environment. Covering key technological developments, applications and cultural creation, the course combines the study of all aspects of imaging, including photography, optics, media arts, visual communication, imaging science and technologies, incorporating aspects of psychology and computing.... [-]


Bachelor of Games Programming

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Liverpool Oxford Glasgow + 3 more

With over 2,100 games companies in the UK alone, there is a real demand in the industry for talented, technically able graduates who can turn their creative visions into game realities. Put your creative and technical talents to work and be a game-changer in the industry! [+]

With over 2,100 games companies in the UK alone, there is a real demand in the industry for talented, technically able graduates who can turn their creative visions into game realities. Put your creative and technical talents to work and be a game-changer in the industry!

Overview

You’ll learn 2 programming languages (C++ and C#) and then go on to develop your technical expertise in programming, problem solving skills within the context of applying game design theory and mechanics, as well as learning two of the most used Game Engines: Unity and Unreal.

In addition, this course also covers how to develop multiplayer games and mobile app games, graphics programming with OpenGL, shader programming and how to create VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) games.... [-]


BSc (Hons) Games Design

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

This course will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge to enter the games, digital and creative entertainment industries. You will focus on three main areas: programming and software engineering; art, concept and asset production; and game design studies, practice and theory. [+]

Course details

This course will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge to enter the games, digital and creative entertainment industries. You will focus on three main areas: programming and software engineering; art, concept and asset production; and game design studies, practice and theory.

You will take products from an initial idea through the design, visualization, and technical implementation stages. The course will foster your individual creativity, and placement opportunities, networking events and guest lectures from industry experts will enhance your awareness of the career opportunities open to you.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including computer science.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts and Sciences

Mapúa Institute of Technology
Campus Full time November 2018 Philippines Manila

This program is designed to train students to become contemporary visual artists and interactive media designers. [+]

The School of Multimedia and Visual Arts of Mapúa Institute of Technology offers programs that explore infinite possibilities of creativity in concept and design development. Its innovative curricula are geared to develop competencies and greater understanding of art and its societal impact. Instructions are designed to provide utmost learning experience combining traditional art and emerging multimedia technologies with outcomes-based teaching and learning system as the foundation to meet the aptitudes required for successful launching of careers of its graduates.

Vision and Mission

We shall be globally recognized as a center of excellence in Multimedia and Visual Arts education by providing instructions that are current in content, state-of-art in delivery and responding to the challenges of the times.... [-]


BSc (Hons) in Computer Games (Art and Animation)

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Study Computer Games (Art and Animation) and find a career in games design, pre-visualisation for TV, film or video. Art and Animation combine traditional art skills with the latest creative technology in 3D art, animation and motion graphics. [+]

GCU's Computer Games programmes aim to produce graduates with the right mix of practical skills and technical knowledge to enter the computer games industry.

We have excellent studio facilities including HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio, Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and a Rapid Prototyping machine. There is a User Experience lab where games can be tested and evaluated and a Virtual Reality lab containing a full-featured Driving Simulator and other VR equipment such as Oculus Rifts. In Years 1, 2 and 3 students in all programmes take part in an Integrated Project, an opportunity for students from the different disciplines to make games together. You'll also enjoy guest lectures by industry experts.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Game Programming

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Bachelor of Science in Game Programming degree program has a strong applied focus in programming, mathematics, physics, game development, game design and teamwork and is designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level employment as a Video Game Programmer. The program is committed to the advancement of applied art, computer science, software programming and its role in the global culture. [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Game Programming degree program has a strong applied focus in programming, mathematics, physics, game development, game design and teamwork and is designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level employment as a Video Game Programmer. The program is committed to the advancement of applied art, computer science, software programming and its role in the global culture. There’s a market for creative minds who have the talent and tenacity it takes to breathe life into the ideas behind video game levels, characters, and stories. Those who succeed in this competitive field are able to combine a programmer’s skills and an artist’s vision to take on both creative and technical challenges. If you think you’re ready to test yourself in that market, our Visual & Game Programming degree program is the place to start. Using industry-driven programming tools, you’ll enhance the skills you already have and develop the ones you’ll need to spark imaginations...and start a career where you do what you love. From start to finish, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll be intense. Demanding. All-consuming. And totally worth it.... [-]


B.Sc in Game Designing

Indian Institute Of Film And Animation
Campus Full time 5 semesters July 2018 India Bengaluru

B.Sc. Animation Game Designing and Development or Bachelor of Science in Animation Game Designing and Development is a three-year graduate programme. The course focuses on the art and design of computer games and animation where students will concentrate on specific needs as a professional game artist, designer, developer, and animator. The course helps in computer science, including writing computer programs in core languages such as C and C++, with a solid grounding in the humanities, social sciences, and fundamentals of art. [+]

B.Sc. Animation Game Designing and Development or Bachelor of Science in Animation Game Designing and Development is a three-year graduate programme. The course focuses on the art and design of computer games and animation where students will concentrate on specific needs as a professional game artist, designer, developer, and animator. The course helps in computer science, including writing computer programs in core languages such as C and C++, with a solid grounding in the humanities, social sciences, and fundamentals of art. This program exposes students to a variety of tools and processes used by professional designers, including proprietary scripting languages, level and map editors, databases, and design documents. A bachelor’s degree in game design or animation can teach students the basics of game programs, animation programs, 3-D modeling, and graphic design skills. Courses in this program offer a strong foundation in digital game design through the study of subjects such as storytelling, storyboarding, game development, 3D modeling and animation, game programming, and game prototyping.... [-]