Bachelor Programs in Computer Arts

Compare 58 Bachelor Programs in Computer Arts

Computer Arts

Many students who are interested in digital art pursue a Bachelor in Computer Arts. Talented individuals see the incredible growth of the use of computer arts in entertainment and advertising and want to bring their skills into the modern age.

What is a Bachelor in Computer Arts? A computer arts program educates students in all aspects of digital media generation, including digital object creation, sound design, and animation. In addition, students are taught the possibilities of computer-based media in the realms of fine art, theme exploration, and cultural awareness.

Although computer arts students often find a new freedom in using digital tools over physical tools (no more cleaning paint brushes), they soon learn that every aspect of computer arts has several major software packages to master. A formal educational program helps give students a way to conquer the formidable learning curve for these software tools. It demonstrates to prospective employers that graduates have a breadth and depth in those digital tools chosen and used by that particular studio or firm.

Costs for a computer arts program vary widely by institution. Students can expect to pay tuition and miscellaneous fees. Many choose to purchase their own home systems with a laptop and software, particularly if they desire to complete their coursework online. If they do so, they should get a gaming-level computer with a high-bandwidth internet connection. Media files are often very large and resource-intensive. The computer arts program usually lasts three to five years.

Computer arts experts have a wide range of opportunities in which to express their art. They can work for a studio and produce movies or video games. They can work in the media department of an advertising firm and work in commercials, product demonstrations, or how-to videos. Some graduates choose an independent route and explore their art in ways that are no longer limited by physical tools or distribution limits.

There are numerous institutions of computer art available across the globe. Many programs can be completed online. 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 of Culture and Arts, Game Design

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2019 Finland Kouvola + 1 more

The graduates of the Game Design degree will master game production with an emphasis on planning and developing games and acquiring a clear understanding of the game industry. [+]

Full-time studies study places 20 location Kouvola, Finland duration of studies 4 years application periods: 9.-23.1.2019, 20.3.-3.4.2019 tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 6000 euros, scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees Part-time studies study places 20 location Kouvola, Finland duration of studies 4 years application periods: 5.-19.9.2018 tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 6000 euros, scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees Two application periods

Application period 1: 9.-23.1.2019

Entrance examinations outside Finland through FINNIPS network

Application period 2: 20.3.-3.4.2019

Entrance examinations in Finland. The Game Design graduates have the passion for planning and developing the game industry The graduates of the Game Design degree will master game production with an emphasis on planning and developing games and acquiring a clear understanding of the game industry. ... [-]

Bachelor in Game Design and Development (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Estonia Tallinn

Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation model design. [+]

Game Design and Development Focus on user experience design, player psychology and games as a business Three-year program, professional higher education degree Game-building and portfolio from Year One

Game Design and Development is a curriculum designed to provide skills for both starting up a mobile or PC indie games company as well as working as a gamification specialist in various fields. Though the curriculum allows for specialization in-game graphics or games software development, the main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics, and monetization model design.

Our partners in both curriculum development and student instruction are games companies from around the world, both well-established veterans such as Creative Mobile or Pyrodactyl Games as well as agile fast-growers like Interactive Fate or Reval Entertainment.... [-]


Bachelor's of Applied Science in Game Development

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 32 months May 2019 USA Emeryville San Jose + 1 more

The Game Development Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a career in the interactive entertainment industry in as few as 32 months. [+]

The Game Development Bachelor's of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a career in the interactive entertainment industry in as few as 32 months.

The Game Development degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that prepares students to become successful in today’s game development industry. Students attending this program learn both the technical and creative components of game development as well as the essential design principles of creative entertainment software.

Degree Progression

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

Freshmen Year: Principles of Game Design, Introduction to Game Development, English Composition, College Mathematics, Programming for Games... [-]


Bachelor in Game Design and Development

Cogswell College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA San Jose

Press start for a career in game design and development. Join a massive multiplayer experience as you learn how to program or design video games in classes that will equip you for working in the competitive gaming market. [+]

Press start for a career in game design and development.

Join a massive multiplayer experience as you learn how to program or design video games in classes that will equip you for working in the competitive gaming market.

By working hands-on with multi-department teams in our Game Studio, you will finish the video game design program with a fully realized, professional-grade title in your portfolio.

What makes Cogswell a top video game design school? Classes that simulate an actual game development team coupled with expert mentor instructors that have years of real-world industry experience at video game companies like Electronic Arts and LucasArts.

You’ll get to play video games made by other students in the game design program, testing them for usability and quality. From idle animations to combat to level design and artificial intelligence, you’ll learn each building block of video game design and development, all while using professional tools like Maya, Unity and Unreal Engine.... [-]


Bachelor of Design specialising in Audio Visual Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Durban Midrand Pretoria + 3 more

Audio Visual Design students fuse powerful visual messages through the conceptual and technical blending of sound and motion design. Topics covered throughout the course include Digital multimedia production; motion design and storytelling; narratology; creative, corporate and commercial videography; music and acoustic fundamental theory; sound design and audio editing; music and motion in society and... [+]

Audio Visual Design students fuse powerful visual messages through the conceptual and technical blending of sound and motion design. Topics covered throughout the course include Digital multimedia production; motion design and storytelling; narratology; creative, corporate and commercial videography; music and acoustic fundamental theory; sound design and audio editing; music and motion in society and professional media practice. Students will be taught to work across a wide spectrum of audio and visual editing hardware and software tools. Solid technical skills coupled with a firm grounding in human psychology/viewer behavior and the production industry will allow graduates entry into versatile fields within the creative and corporate sectors.... [-]


Bachelor in Graphic Design and Multimedia Animation

LCI Monterrey
Campus Full time 3 years May 2019 Mexico Monterrey

The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative ways [+]

9 tetramestres (3 years) SEP RVOE: AL-VI198 / 2010 The new graphic design focuses on the development of effective communication through the study and practice of design. LCI we focus on educating our students in creative design methods with technology to meet the social and commercial needs of the future.

Our students work for design firms; starting their own businesses or continue their studies for additional titles. Our graphic design students fail to reach the second year, the ability to actively work in the real world, taking his time in the study 50% and 50% working actively applying their knowledge, thus achieving the third year professional work experience.

Curriculum Typography Professional Photography Creativity and innovation Digital retouching Video Digital illustration Packaging Design 3D animation 2D animation Multimedia Sound editing and production Design company Web Applications Prérequis ... [-]

Bachelor (Hons) in Media Arts & Design

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 China Zhuhai

The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities. [+]

Bachelor (Hons) in Media Arts & Design

The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities.

The ultimate goal of the MAD programme is to train its graduates to be the “conveyer” or “communicator” of messages to fulfil the need of national policy in regards to innovation. The objectives of the programme are:... [-]


Bachelor in Games Programming

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months March 2019 Germany Berlin + 1 more

From the fundamentals to advanced modules that cover game programming in detail, graduates of this study programme emerge with highly marketable skills, which power one of the largest sectors of the creative media industries. [+]

Overview

From the fundamentals to advanced modules that cover game programming in detail, graduates of this study 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.

The study programme consists of two courses, the SAE Games Programming Diploma and the Bachelor level that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised audio technique, leading to an internationally recognised BSc (Hons) Games Programming* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.... [-]


Bachelor Game Design

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2019 Germany Berlin Hamburg + 1 more

Computer games are the fitting medium for the digital world around us. To shape them is the skill-set of the future. Games are personal expression and depiction of a networked global mindset, and they are also great fun! [+]

Games mean entertainment and business, yet they also reflect personal expression and global perspectives – and most of all, they're a lot of fun! As a game designer, you’ll create innovative game mechanics and shape game narratives. With your expertise, you’ll be involved in all stages of development: from the first idea through to the technical and creative conceptualization and finally the design of spaces and characters.

We’ve identified the artistic and cultural opportunities for computer games as a medium and will educate you with a view to practice in the real industry. As a game designer or game developerof tomorrow, you’ll learn all the key processes in the creation of new games, beginning with the first prototype for the game concept, through all the technical and creative decisions during the game’s development, and designing worlds and characters. Successful designers look outside the box and collaborate with people in other disciplines. At the University of Applied Sciences Europe, you’ll have the unique opportunity to put together your own individual combination of game design, programming, and art, which means that you’ll get familiar with the individual disciplines as well as their mutual influences.... [-]


Bachelor in Web Design and Graphic Communications

La Rochelle Education Group
Campus 3 years October 2019 France La Rochelle

The digitalisation of business activities across all sectors is giving rise to new jobs and skills. The Bachelor in Web Design and Graphic Communications is based on the experience and the strength of both La Rochelle Education Group and ICAN, and aims to meet this need by offering a quality and recognised professional programme. [+]

The digitalisation of business activities across all sectors is giving rise to new jobs and skills. The Bachelor in Web Design and Graphic Communications is based on the experience and the strength of both La Rochelle Education Group and ICAN, and aims to meet this need by offering a quality and recognised professional programme.

Through the Bachelor in Web Design and Graphic Communications, you will learn how to build websites and develop graphic communication elements. Today, in addition to these skills which are highly sought after by companies, you will need other competencies such as excellent communication skills, artistic ability and technical knowledge, all of which form part of the programme.... [-]


Designer Director in 3D Animation / TITLE RNCP Level ii

L’IDEM Perpignan
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 France Perpignan

Working in animation means integrating a constantly evolving field that links artistic and technical skills. Depending on the skills and specialties of the students, the opportunities are varied: story board, layout (creation of scenery), character design (character drawing), 2D or 3D animation, artistic direction, realization. [+]

A Middle of Avant Garde, To Create Magic and Illusion

Animated cinema is an extremely dynamic sector and French animators are now sought after all over the world. Beyond cinema and video games, 2D / 3D animation is also present in communication and internet production.

Contents of the Curriculum

Working in animation means integrating a constantly evolving field that links artistic and technical skills. Depending on the skills and specialties of the students, the opportunities are varied: story board, layout (Design of sets), Character design (drawing of characters), 2D or 3D animation, artistic direction, realization, etc.

This cycle requires motivation and rigor. The first year will be used to understand the entire production chain. From the second year, you can specialize in Concept Art, Traditional 2D and Digital Animation, 3D animation or 3D computer graphics.... [-]


BFA in Computer Game Design

George Mason University Korea
Campus March 2019 South Korea Incheon

The 120-credit Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field. [+]

Overview

The 120-credit Computer Game Design program enables students to focus on the artistic components of computer game design while providing them with the technical skills prerequisite to the field.

Policies Upper-Level Credits

All undergraduate students are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits of upper-division courses at the 300-499 level. Fulfilling degree requirements does not guarantee this requirement will be met.

Major GPA

All GAME undergraduate students must earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in their major. All GAME courses except GAME 101 Introduction to Game Design (Mason Core), GAME 250 Music for Film and Video, and GAME 367 Writing and Editing Music and Sound must be passed with a grade of C or better.... [-]


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design and Development - LIU Post

Long Island University
Campus September 2019 USA Brookville

The Digital Game Design and Development program at LIU Post offers a project-based curriculum that allows students to develop skills in all areas of game development, including game design, computer programing, and visual design. The program focuses heavily on game creation. During their time at LIU Post students work on several solo and group-based projects, giving them a chance to develop a broad range of game creation skills. Before graduating, students complete a capstone thesis project that can be used as a portfolio piece on a job application or as an independent commercial project. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. About

The Digital Game Design and Development program at LIU Post offers a project-based curriculum that allows students to develop skills in all areas of game development, including game design, computer programing, and visual design. The program focuses heavily on game creation. During their time at LIU Post students work on several solo and group-based projects, giving them a chance to develop a broad range of game creation skills. Before graduating, students complete a capstone thesis project that can be used as a portfolio piece on a job application or as an independent commercial project.

This rigorous program prepares students for a career in the game industry as well as other related industries. LIU Post’s proximity to New York City’s vibrant commercial and artistic communities provides students with opportunities to interact with key figures in the game industry and helps them develop career opportunities.... [-]


Game Design

Vilnius Business College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Lithuania Vilnius

To develop specialists who are able to perform the following tasks: to create, test and debug applications using modern programming tools and technologies, apply web services and develop media entertainment, who are able to design, develop interactive games for computers and smart devices etc. [+]

Degree awarded: Professional Bachelor's degree in Applied InformaticsField of study: IT SciencesDuration: Full-time: 3 yearsCredits (ECTS) 180Course language: English

Application deadline: August 15, 2018Start date: October 1, 2018

Programme objective

To develop specialists who are able to perform the following tasks: to create, test and debug applications using modern programming tools and technologies, apply web services and develop media entertainment, who are able to design, develop interactive games for computers and smart devices etc.

You will be taught

Information technology applications, programming basics, computer graphics and animation, computer design basics, 3D graphics and animation, object-oriented programming, content management systems, computer games and the development of the technology, audio-visual technology, interactive media components, smart devices and other multimedia. Develop games with Unity 3D engine.... [-]


Bachelor in 2D / 3D Animation and Videogames

L'Idem Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Spain Barcelona

Animation cinema is an extremely dynamic sector and animators with a French diploma are the most sought after all over the world. We are one of the 10 best animation schools in France and we are among the prestigious group of the 50 best animation schools in the world. Beyond film and video games, 2D / 3D animation is also very present in the graphic sector and in internet communication. Animation is an increasingly broad and constantly evolving sector that requires artistic and technical skills. [+]

Double Degree: French and European

Duration: 4 yearsCredits: 240 ECTSHours: 6 hours a day / 30 hours a weekLanguages:SpanishEnglish (masterclass of invited professors and external professionals)Entry profile: BaccalaureatePrice:Cash payment: € 8,900 Place reservation: € 500 € 8,400 before 16/7/2019Payment in 4 installments: € 9,200 Place reservation: € 500 50% before 15/7/2019 (€ 4,350) 25% before 6/12/2019 (€ 2,175) 25% before 01/04/2020 (2,175 €) €)

Animation cinema is an extremely dynamic sector and animators with a French diploma are the most sought after all over the world. We are one of the 10 best animation schools in France and we are among the prestigious group of the 50 best animation schools in the world.... [-]