Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Arts

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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's Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 32 months September 2018 USA Emeryville San Francisco + 1 more

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. [+]

BScs in Computer Arts. 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. 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. TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Motion Capture Texture and Lighting Storyboarding 2D Animation Video Editing Compositing Live Action Film Visual Effects Commercials/Advertising Architectural/Interior Visualization Previsualization Science and Medical Simulation Virtual Reality Forensic Visualization Concept Art Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Work with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, film makers, and animators. Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment. Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential. Practical training in digital video, audio, and design paired with guided development... [-]

Bachelor in Video Game Design

New England Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warwick

Prepare for a career in Game Development and Simulation Programming, building on the foundation of your associate degree. Gain skills necessary to implement games on various platforms, including phones, handheld devices, Nintendo, and Xbox. Work toward your capstone project, teaming with others to design and develop a game for review by three faculty members. [+]

Prepare for a career in Game Development and Simulation Programming, building on the foundation of your associate degree. Gain skills necessary to implement games on various platforms, including phones, handheld devices, Nintendo, and Xbox. Work toward your capstone project, teaming with others to design and develop a game for review by three faculty members. Career Possibilities Game Designer Game Programmer Software Engineer Web Developer System Developer The Bachelor of Science in Game Development and Simulation Programming will prepare students for careers in game programming and software engineering. The program builds on the foundations laid in the associate degree program with emphasis placed on acquiring the technical skills necessary to implement games on a variety of platforms including phones, handheld devices, and XBox. Through a combination of theoretical and hands-on state-of-the-art laboratory experiences, small class sizes led by experienced instructors, the program emphasizes application of knowledge to the design and development of games and simulations in order to prepare students for the exciting field of game development as well as for the simulation industry. Students will learn how to design games, will be introduced to the game development process, will hone people skills and communications skills through team-based projects and presentations, will master coding languages such as C++, and will learn the use of industry-standard software packages. An important component of the curriculum is building a portfolio that will include the 2D games developed by students. Through studying and applying key principles of software design as well as specific game algorithms... [-]

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. [+]

BScs in Computer Arts. 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. Graduates of this program will work in a variety of industries from gaming to virtual training environments. Examples include building computer game software for Microsoft, designing virtual reality environments for Boeing, or working at the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Office or one of its contractors. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Game Development

AUM American University of Malta
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 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 NCFHE) [+]

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 NCFHE) 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. Undergraduate Application Checklist and Requirements Completed AUM undergraduate application Official secondary school records English Language Proficiency Scores SAT scores (where applicable) Counselor or teacher letter of recommendation Documentation of extracurricular activities or other achievements Personal statement Application Fee Secondary School Records You will need to submit your secondary school records along with your completed undergraduate application. If your school records are in a language other than English, you will also need to include a certified translation. All students admitted to AUM are required to have completed 12 years of schooling and to have a minimum cumulative grade average of 80 or its equivalent. Common secondary education certificates that AUM accepts are: American style high school diploma or certificate AP program British System combination of: GCSE/IGSCE "O" Levels: five subject exams with grades of A, B, C or D,... [-]

Bsc (hons) Games Programming

SAE Institute Leipzig
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months March 2018 Germany Leipzig + 1 more

From the fundamentals to advanced modules, which deal in detail with game programming - graduates with remarkable skills emerge from this course of study and thus drive one of the largest areas of the creative industry. Our focus on practice-oriented exercises allows you to work on many different projects during the course of studies and to learn the tools and techniques of game development and programming. You will be supported by tutors who encourage your experimentation and creative output, while ensuring that you can develop your abilities to the market. [+]

You have a creative vein, a lot of imagination and like to create digital worlds? Do you enjoy programming and master every level? Then your talent lies in the Games Department!

From the fundamentals to advanced modules, which deal in detail with game programming - graduates with remarkable skills emerge from this course of study and thus drive one of the largest areas of the creative industry.

Our focus on practice-oriented exercises allows you to work on many different projects during the course of studies and to learn the tools and techniques of game development and programming. You will be supported by tutors who encourage your experimentation and creative output, while ensuring that you can develop your abilities to the market.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Game Development

Full Sail University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Winter Park

We know you love games, and we know that love goes deeper than just kicking back on the couch with your friends for a few rounds of Madden or Call of Duty. Maybe you’ve created your own levels [+]

Game Development Undergraduate Degree In this program, students master the technology and tools necessary to develop and program single and multiplayer video games for gaming consoles, personal computers, and networks. Course Highlights: Artificial Intelligence Engine Development Rules of the Game Structure of Game Production Software Engineering Game Planning and Architecture We know you love games, and we know that love goes deeper than just kicking back on the couch with your friends for a few rounds of Madden or Call of Duty. Maybe you’ve created your own levels, developed your own storylines, or experimented with computer programming. Full Sail’s Game Development degree was created for artists like you. With courses that break down each component of a game’s development cycle, the degree is designed to teach you the same techniques used by programmers and designers to produce the titles you see on shelves. From your first day in the Game Development degree you’ll begin developing the technical, professional, and personal skills needed for the industry. You’ll learn the foundations of computer programming, create your own game engines and artificial intelligence, and collaborate with a team of like-minded artists and designers to develop a complete game. Your passion for games is the perfect starting point on which to build your future – and whatever it is that inspires you to want to create your own titles, we’ll help you translate your love of this medium into practical skills that you can take into your own career developing software for the professional... [-]

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. [+]

BScs in Computer Arts. 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. 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. Graduates may progress into careers in commercial photography and image production, TV and cine camera work, digital post-production, digital special effects, imaging education, or gallery, museum or editorial work. Those taking the BSc pathway may also work in industrial research and development, processing laboratory management, scientific, forensic and medical imaging or technical consultancy. Graduates from the BA pathway may additionally progress into careers in arts management, and independent arts practice. Course content With a focus on photography and image production, the course allows you to develop an art or science specialism together with experience in... [-]

BS in Game Programming and Development

Southern New Hampshire University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Manchester

With the technical training provided in this state-of-the-art program, students will be immersed in the ever-changing arena of software programming and hardware maintenance. [+]

Get technical for the Game Programming and Development Degree. Explore the world of software and hardware, all the while gaining the experience you'll need for a career in the video game industry. With a solid foundation of IT skills, you will branch out to the various areas of computer programming, gaining both breadth and depth of experience in the technology world. From software programming and database design, to network and system management, the Game Programming and Development degree is the perfect way to prepare for a world of animation, engineering, and technology platforms. With the technical training provided in this state-of-the-art program, students will be immersed in the ever-changing arena of software programming and hardware maintenance. Special emphasis is put on creativity and innovation, and with a relevant and real-world curriculum, you will gain the technical skills needed to help companies manage their multimedia products and bring them to market. Apply innovative software systems and engineering principles in the workplace to apply your skills to help companies develop and grow their technology presence in the marketplace. Connect with faculty members who really know their industry. At Southern New Hampshire University, we keep classes small so that you can make the connections that make such a huge difference both during your time at SNHU and after. Take for example Professor Edward Brilliant - former Art Director at Seven45 Studios in Boston and credited for nine published games on consoles for Sony, Microsoft and Apple mobile devices. Students are consistently connected with... [-]

BSc in Games Programming

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The BSc (Hons) Games Programming course uses C++, the principal programming language in the games industry, throughout all years of study. You will be taught programming (assuming no prior knowledge of programming), and the underlying principles of modern object orientated development to successfully build 2D and 3D games. To enable realistic behaviour and movement to be modelled, mathematics and physics are taught in a very... [+]

BScs in Computer Arts. Games Programming - BSc (Hons) You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials and a great deal of the teaching enables the underlying theory to be practically applied within student created programs. About the course The BSc (Hons) Games Programming course uses C++, the principal programming language in the games industry, throughout all years of study. You will be taught programming (assuming no prior knowledge of programming), and the underlying principles of modern object orientated development to successfully build 2D and 3D games. To enable realistic behaviour and movement to be modelled, mathematics and physics are taught in a very practical way, for both 2D and 3D game environments. Also, modern games use Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques within them, and as such, you will also be taught a number of AI techniques for use in games development. Special features You will have the opportunity to listen and speak to a number of guest speakers from the games industry, including many ex-students of the course. In addition, a number of game development companies allow students to beta test their games at the University of Bolton, allowing students to be credited on the games. What you will learn The BSc (Hons) Games Programming course will enable you to have advanced programming and design skills and significant knowledge in applied mathematics and physics. In addition, you will be taught numerous techniques to enable efficient and robust games to be developed, including the use of artificial intelligence techniques and... [-]

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design & Development

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The BSc Ga​mes Design and Development degree equips you with the skills needed to follow a career in games development or in the wider IT industry. The course covers the techniques used to create computer games, including the relevant theory and practice from Computer Science and Software Engineering. [+]

The BSc Ga​mes Design and Development degree equips you with the skills needed to follow a career in games development or in the wider IT industry. The course covers the techniques used to create computer games, including the relevant theory and practice from Computer Science and Software Engineering. This provides you with an understanding of how games are designed and developed in addition to the transferable knowledge and skills you can take forward in your career as games technology advances. ​You will be exposed to the latest tools and technologies used in industry as well as work on a number of game projects targeted at different hardware platforms. The UK has a vibrant, innovative video games culture, with a market value of around £4.1 billion in 2015. As you progress through the course you will learn the skills that will allow you to explore and develop your own game ideas as well as understand the business and employment opportunities that exist in the games industry. The Department has strong links with industry and key technology companies throughout the UK and Europe. All students have the opportunity to participate in research, enterprise, public engagement, student exchange and internship programmes. The Department has scored highly in the National Student Survey over the past five years, generally averaging between 90%-100% overall satisfaction. Course Content During the degree course you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and learn a wide range of skills. This includes how games are designed and implemented, how... [-]

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. [+]

BScs in Computer Arts. 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 Minimum 2.0 GPA And the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 1 Fundamental Math course 1 Applied Math course 1 Math for Programming course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course 1 Art Historical Awareness course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BS Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Correctly apply math concepts to create functioning code Research and generate workable solutions under a deadline Create and execute plans to develop complex interactive software applications Technology Demonstrate proficiency with technology related to contemporary game programming Game Programming Implement appropriate industry... [-]

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. *Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors. Program Objectives Program objectives are to provide students with the following: A strong theoretical and practical knowledge of game programming. A hands-on, learning-centred educational environment that supports and enhances students’ professional and academic development as designers. Targeted preparation and... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts and Sciences

Mapúa Institute of Technology
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Manila

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

BScs in Computer Arts. 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 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. Our mission is to disseminate, generate, preserve and apply knowledge using the most effective means, and to provide our students with quality education through rigorous and up-to-date preparation with ample opportunities for the exercise of creativity and the experience of discovery. We shall implement curricula that, while being steeped in technologies, shall also be rich in the humanities, languages and social sciences that will inculcate ethics. The Program ... [-]

BSc (Hons) in 3D Animation and Visualisation

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 this animation degree and master the latest CGI, games and animation skills that today's diverse media industries need. The degree is developed closely with the games and 3D computer industries. [+]

Year 3 entry only

3D animators create an imaginary world filled with people, cartoon characters and everyday objects moving and interacting within an ever-changing environment. Using state-of-the-art design software 3D animators make fictional worlds look real.

This programme will appeal to you if you wish to specialise in 3D computer animation for digital film and visual effects, games, architectural and concept visualisation, virtual simulation or motion graphics. The programme will introduce you to the modern practises of 3D content creation for the creative industry, help you realise your career path and offer you the ability to specialise in a suited job role.

Studio facilities include: 3D Computer Animation Labs, Virtual Reality Lab, HD Video Production Suite, Art Studio, Digital Audio Recording Studio and Game Design Studio featuring 3D Laser Scanning tools, Motion Capture tools and Rapid Prototyping machines.... [-]


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. [+]

BScs in Computer Arts. 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. Course content This course will prepare you for work in an increasingly challenging and rewarding field by giving you a clear perspective of the current nature and practice of games development. You will be equipped with the required technical and creative skills for the new era of game developers. You will gain a thorough knowledge of programming, computer graphics and game project management, together with an appreciation of the industrial environment. Subjects of study The following subjects... [-]