Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Arts

Compare 35 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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BSc in Computer Games Programming (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Digital Entertainment Technology (BSc)

Abilene Christian University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Abilene

Creating digital content for video games, movies, and online and mobile apps can be a challenging and exciting experience. This portfolio-driven program will equip you with tools needed to embark on an exciting freelance career or to pursue graduate studies in film production, game development or level design. [+]

Creating digital content for video games, movies, and online and mobile apps can be a challenging and exciting experience. This portfolio-driven program will equip you with tools needed to embark on an exciting freelance career or to pursue graduate studies in film production, game development or level design.

The Bachelor of Science in digital entertainment technology curriculum can guide you toward roles in game design, mobile development or cinematics. As a DET student, you’ll learn about the entire creative process—from concept and design to scripting and production. You’ll also explore theories in art, design, and storytelling, and hone your career focus as you concentrate in one of three exciting areas.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation

Full Sail University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 20 - 29 months September 2018 USA Winter Park + 1 more

Full Sail University’s Computer Animation bachelor of science degree program guides students through the same production pipeline used in professional studios – from storyboarding, sketching, and visual development to modeling, character animation, and final compositing. [+]

From implementing crowd scenes in a movie or television commercial to creating vast landscapes for a video game, artists use computer graphics in nearly every aspect of today’s entertainment industry.

Full Sail University’s Computer Animation bachelor of science degree program guides students through the same production pipeline used in professional studios – from storyboarding, sketching, and visual development to modeling, character animation, and final compositing.

Our computer animation programs begin by exploring the art concepts behind drawing, sculpting, and other traditional forms of expression. As you prepare to take your artwork from page to screen, you'll also learn the foundational animation principles behind computer-generated characters, objects, and environments.... [-]


BSc (Hons) in Computer Games (Indie Development)

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

Apply directly to year 3 of Computer Games (Indie Development). The Indie Development route gives you the flexibility to target your studies at the graduate skillset you want while giving you all of the support you need to make it in industry. [+]

Year 3 entry only

G.C.U.'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 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Design and Development of Video-Games (B.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time January 2019 Puerto Rico Barranquitas Bayamón Aguadilla + 1 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 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.... [-]


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's Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 32 months May 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 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Game Programming

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Game Programming BS curriculum integrates the engineering and programming techniques used in game creation. With an emphasis on math and objective-oriented programming through the use of complex algorithms, students will develop strong problem-solving skills, learn to write efficient code, and collaborate with artists and designers to provide optimized solutions for game design. [+]

The Game Programming BS curriculum integrates the engineering and programming techniques used in game creation. With an emphasis on math and objective-oriented programming through the use of complex algorithms, students will develop strong problem-solving skills, learn to write efficient code, and collaborate with artists and designers to provide optimized solutions for game design.

BS Game Programming Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

Core 36 units Major 30 units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units

TOTAL 120 units

BS Game Programming Degree Requirements

Minimum grade of C- in all major coursework and the following Liberal Arts courses:

LA 108 Composition for the Artist LA 255 College Math LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry LA 288 Vector, Matrices, & Transformations LA 293 Precalculus ... [-]

Bachelor of Games Programming

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

From the latest RPG or massively multiplayer online game to mobile games or social media apps, there is a real demand for talented, technically able graduates who can turn ideas into reality. [+]

From the latest RPG or massively multiplayer online game to mobile games or social media apps, there is a real demand for talented, technically able graduates who can turn ideas into reality.

Overview

From the fundamentals to advanced modules that cover game programming in detail, graduates of our 2-year programme emerge with highly marketable skills, which power one of the largest sectors of the creative media industries.

Our emphasis on hands-on training, allows you to work on various projects throughout your studies to learn the essential tools and techniques for games development. You are supported by tutors to guide your experimentation and creative output to ensure you develop skills that prepare you for success.... [-]