Bachelor Programs in Computer Arts

Compare 54 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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B.F.A. in Game Design and Development

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. [+]

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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.... [-]


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 of Culture and Arts, Game Design

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 Finland Mikkeli

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. The degree gives competence through research and development assignments to become an expert in specific areas of game design and other fields which use 3D modeling and animation such as advertising and TV production. [+]

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. The degree gives competence through research and development assignments to become an expert in specific areas of game design and other fields which use 3D modeling and animation such as advertising and TV production. The basic studies cover arts and design skills, design methods and professional tools. The education centers around 3D modeling, concept art, script writing and game mechanics. Different game design concepts will be explored in workshops, leading to design-orientated multidisciplinary projects in cooperation with various organizations. The programme aims to provide competence in global game design entrepreneurship with hands-on experience and a holistic approach to visual game design concepts. Studies in Game Design enable students from different cultural backgrounds to build an international career. ... [-]


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 (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 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'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 Art Animation

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

From anatomy studies for precise character modeling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with game engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D Art for games. [+]

OVERVIEW

From anatomy studies for precise character modeling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with game engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D Art for games.

Combining the technical with the artistic you will graduate with a strong portfolio and the confidence to forge your path to your dream job in the games industry.

The study programme consists of two courses, the SAE Game Art & 3D Animation Diploma and the Bachelor level course that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised game development technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.... [-]


Bachelor Game Design

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 7 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin Iserlohn Hamburg + 2 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.... [-]


Game Design

Vilnius Business College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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.... [-]


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 in Web Design and Graphic Communications

La Rochelle Education Group
Campus 3 years October 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Web Development

University College of Northern Denmark
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Denmark Aalborg

Are you dreaming about a future career within web and multimedia technology? Do you already have an AP Degree in Computer Science or Multimedia Design & Communication? [+]

Are you dreaming about a future career within web and multimedia technology?

Do you already have an AP Degree in Computer Science or Multimedia Design & Communication?

Then the Bachelor Degree programme in Web Development is just what you’re looking for.

A top-up programme

The Web Development programme is a 1.5-year top-up programme designed for AP Degree programmes students of Computer Science and Multimedia Design & Communication, and it provides you with the competencies to work in the design and construction of all kinds of web apps.

You will learn to work across media, applications and platforms, and you will gain knowledge of analysis and the use of various systems such as XML and CMS.... [-]


Game Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, its internal technical system and other interactive media? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in gametools. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. Study a Bachelor's in Game Design in the Netherlands Do you like playing games and are you particularly curious about what it takes to make a game work, its looks, its mechanics, its internal technical system and other interactive media? Then this programme may be something for you. This four year international major in Game Design as part of the Communication & Multimedia Design programme prepares you for becoming a designer in applied games and developer in gametools. Throughout the programme, you will work on defining and promoting game concepts, understanding the principles of game art, as well as developing the code for gameplay. While working in a team, you will learn how to turn a game concept into a final product and how to involve the end user in the development cycle. With an emphasis on research, innovation, intercultural communication, and entrepreneurship, it is both a generalist and a specialist training programme for the creative industry. Career prospects ... [-]