Bachelor Programs in Computer Arts

Compare 66 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 in International Game Architecture and Design

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Breda

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer... [+]

Bachelor in International Game Architecture and Design

This programme is taught in English and prepares you for a career in the games industry. In 4 years’ time, you will become a visual artist, programmer, designer, producer of AAA Games or indie game developer.Ambitious, practical and highly skilled

Can you create a unique selling point for a game concept? What is required to design and build the 3D art for 'Skyrim'? How do you control enemy AI behaviour?

After your graduation in Breda, you create the magic of new games as an ambitious, practical and highly skilled game developer!

Your career?

As a graduate you will be equipped to enter positions such as:... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Media Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time October 2017 USA San Diego

Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [+]

Use your creativity and imagination to bring ideas to life. If you have pictured yourself working in graphic design, advertising, web production, film, animation, television or gaming, this could be the right program for you. You will explore the principles, technology, practical applications, and methodologies that can help you produce creative graphic design solutions. You will also learn the language of web design and begin to create a variety of interactive content for web and mobile devices. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current tools and software, the BFA program emphasizes the development of foundational skills that remain relevant and useful regardless of the technology or medium. Students who successfully complete this program will have the skills to produce powerful, affecting imagery in a professional studio environment. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation program must have a strong foundation in drawing and art concepts and be open to constructive feedback on their work. Candidates must provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork and should have experience with drawing and other fine arts disciplines such as painting and sculpture. TOPICS COVERED Students who successfully compete the BFA program will possess the following: - Extensive production experience in both 2D and 3D animation, as well as an area of greater focus that enables students to target a specific sector of the industry according to their interests and abilities. - Excellent drawing skills, including an understanding of how to maintain and continually enhance their craft throughout their career. - Strong storytelling abilities, including visual storytelling, literary traditions, story through dialog, story through acting, and cinematic conventions. - Familiarity with modern studio processes, including the ability to use current tools and software, as well as the ability to... [-]

Bachelor in Game Art Animation

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months September 2017 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 own 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. There are different study modes available: Full time: The course is delivered full time where the standard duration is 96 weeks (24 months). This compact, fast-track study allows you to graduate quicker, and start your career earlier. Part time: In case of part time studies, there are 2 options available. Option one comprises a standard period of 120 weeks (30 months). Option 2 covers 168 weeks (42 months). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS University entrance qualifaction (Abitur or similar) Alternatively: minimum age of 18 years plus intermediate educational qualification and aptitude test Own notebook computer for office work, theory tests and own notes from lectures Language skills: students whose first language is not English will need a qualification that demonstrates competence in English; at least Level B2 CAREER OPTIONS 3D Modeller... [-]

Game Design and Development (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 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. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. 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 specialisation in game graphics or games software development, main emphasis is on gameplay, game mechanics and monetisation 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. Graduates will be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education in Applied Sciences. Graduates are eligible to begin master's studies at EUAS or other universities in the European Union. [-]

Degree In Engineering Multimedia - Video Games

laSalle Barcelona
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The multimedia engineering degree specializing in game enables students to develop applications for any platform: web, mobile devices, TVs, social networks, video game consoles, etc. And for different sectors such as video games, 2D and 3D animation interaction, cinema and audiovisual production. [+]

The multimedia engineering degree specializing in game enables students to develop applications for any platform: web, mobile devices, TVs, social networks, video game consoles, etc. And for different sectors such as video games, 2D and 3D animation interaction, cinema and audiovisual production. The degree has its own technological base, which allows students to develop a well-defined skills; all in the service of the conceptualization and development of virtual environments of interaction without any limitation on the communication medium or the particular scope. Thanks to the cross characteristic of Multimedia and its strategic position, graduates / as in multimedia engineering that specialize in video games have a wide range of career opportunities and apply their knowledge in any type of industry that requires interactive digital content: video games, medical , sports, cultural, educational, marketing, risk prevention, recovery of historical, artistic, entertainment or strategic consulting memory, among many others. ADDRESSED TO You can access this Grade: From the high school, once passed the entrance examinations to the University (PAU). From Higher Level Training Cycles (CFGS). If you are pursuing a university degree that has not finished and want to continue it in La Salle (file transfer). Should have attended university abroad, you have to be able to validate a minimum of 30 credits or access via approval of school and PAU through the UNED accreditation or via the UNED if you're the EHEA. If you already have a university degree. Should have attended university abroad, you have to be able to validate... [-]

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Game Design

XAMK: South-Eastern University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 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. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. 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. STUDY CONTENTS Your knowledge as game designer will grow and the content of studies follow certain themes. 1st year you become familiar with the principles of game design, tools and software as well as project-based work. Second year you develop and assimilate the skills of game design, game design research and visualization skills. 3rd year you internalize knowledge of game design and understanding of game business and development practices. And last 4th year you develop personal competitiveness through independent development projects. Meduusa Game Design Platform We provide inspiring facilities to promote the creation of new game ideas. Meduusa Game Design presents... [-]

Bachelor in Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The School of Animation & Visual Effects BFA program provides students with the skills necessary to master today’s digital technology. Students choose one primary area of emphasis between visual effects, 3D modeling, 3D animation, 2D animation and stop motion, and storyboarding. [+]

The School of Animation & Visual Effects BFA program provides students with the skills necessary to master today’s digital technology. Students choose one primary area of emphasis between visual effects, 3D modeling, 3D animation, 2D animation and stop motion, and storyboarding. BFA Animation & Visual Effects Unit Requirements Major Coursework Core 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Animation & Visual Effects Degree Requirements Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 4 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Employment Communications and Practices course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Visual Communication and Problem Solving Design elements for film, television, or game Make effective design choices to support narrative, character, and/or mood Demonstrate the ability to research for inspiration, reference, accuracy, and incorporate findings into design solutions Technical Skills Demonstrate facility and flexibility with animation and/or VFX technology and software Demonstrate facility with digital media Professional Readiness Assemble a professional demo reel or portfolio demonstrating an understanding of the target market Demonstrate an understanding of the production pipeline through successful participation in the collaborative / pipeline process. Clearly express... [-]

Bachelor of Information Technology

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years November 2017 Singapore

Electronic games and animation are now an integral part of the enormous global entertainment industry and career opportunities can take you around the world. Imagine being at the cutting edge of enterprises where your decisions and ideas are seen by millions of gaming enthusiasts and movie-goers. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. This course brings together the knowledge and skills that are essential for professional IT careers along with subjects in interactive visualisation, games, big data and data mining, interactive 2D/3D graphics and web technologies, mobile technologies, programming and design thinking, and programming. Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be able to: Demonstrate essential knowledge for a career in technology related professions and practice; Synthesise industry standard and underlying principles and concepts for decision making; Critically evaluate data & resources in the context or relevant academic literature; Apply critical thinking to address IT related issues; Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates are eligible to apply to join the ACS. As an IT student, you will be entitled to memberships with two professional bodies: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). Subjects Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming Internet Fundamentals Design Thinking Programming I Games for Business and Gamification Web Design and Development Information Processing and Management Database Modelling Collective Intelligence & Social Networks Programming II Information Visualisation Design Thinking and Creative IT Industries e-Strategic Management Content Management Systems Data Mining Information Security Design Thinking and Project Management Mobile Computing Professional Internship or Multi-Disciplinary Projects or Independent Project PLUS a minor or elective subjects offered (Students may choose a minor: 'Computer Science and Networking' or 'Human Computer Interaction and Games Design' and electives to complete the course requirements). Career Outcomes Graduates... [-]

Media and Computer Games

Vilnius Business College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 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. [+]

Tuition language: English.

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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 Unity3D engine.... [-]


Bachelor in Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. Students of the Illustration department at the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) learn to work and study together as a community. Within this community, the department actively encourages the broad range of learning opportunities made possible by contributions from individuals of various backgrounds and various approaches to illustration. We aim to avoid constraining students within specific branches of illustration. We believe that by embracing diversity, we are in a position to create a flexible environment in which students can discover their own direction. The focus within the department is on three specific areas of the profession: narrative, informative, and authorial illustration. We want students to be able to share stories, provide information and express opinions through visual works. We focus on products such as publications, animations, installations, events, identities and games. During the four-year study programme, students progress from an initial focus on their major specialisation of Illustration, toward becoming skillful interdisciplinary practitioners active within either commercial, social or autonomous professional practices. We prepare our students for career opportunities in the creative industries. Our alumni work as freelancers, within collectives, or for commercial or institutional employers. Students also have the opportunity of participating in an exchange programme with partner institutes in: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Clients of WdKA alumni include: Artbox, the... [-]

Bachelor in Animation

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Animation is an infinitely diverse genre of motion picture art with the most intercultural opportunities of our time. [+]

Animation is an infinitely diverse genre of motion picture art with the most intercultural opportunities of our time. From cartoons to special effects, from computer games to online interface, from art films to commercials, it offers plenty of room to improve your creativity. While learning the fundamentals of the profession, our students experience classical drawing- and puppet animation and, as a rarity, they also have the possibility to work with 35 mm film. Acquiring the necessary co-artistic fundamentals will enable them to individually develop animated creations with complex technical needs. Excellent professors, an inspiring intellectual community, and an up-to-date and stable technical background provide our graduates with the opportunity to bring the best qualities and talent out. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR YOU: 
 ...if you would like to animate your creations, and are interested in drawing, modelling, rhythms and motions. If you need help with learning how to use different computer softwares and also, if you are already experienced in digital design. CORE SUBJECTS: Animation Design (dramaturgy, production and character design, film-compositing, directing), Drawing and Puppet Animation, 2D and 3D Animation, Modelling, Effects, Typography, Cinematography, Editing, Creative Music and Sound, Motion Picture and Animation History, Production Studies, Classical Studio Seminar Qualification as specified in the degree certificate: Animation Designer “Regarding the form of the classes, the teachers and the subjects, it did attract me and got me interested in the animation world. During my experience I had the opportunity to maximize my possibilities and find what I am capable of.... [-]

Bachelor Of Arts And Design, Cartoon Concentration

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This program allows and encourages openness to the visual world by interaction between the mastery of formal language and its application in the different modes of expression in the visual arts, graphic design or comics. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. The comic is an art both literary and graphic. Composed of a succession of pictures with text, it helps to tell a story real or imagined. To make a cartoon, the artist must establish the synopsis, specify the cutting action, write dialogues, create the characters and the environment in which they operate. He must also choose viewpoints, framing and layout of thumbnails, perform a first draft of the design, conduct inking, the color development and ultimately transcribe the dialogues and comments. Once published, the comic can be presented in various formats (eg. Headband, board, book, album). OBJECTIVES This program allows and encourages openness to the visual world by interaction between the mastery of formal language and its application in the different modes of expression in the visual arts, graphic design or comics. In addition, it facilitates, stimulates and encourages the student to the student or the discovery of modes of personal expression and promotes development in a gradual process of integration in different disciplines.Il also provides a structure which provides knowledge offers possibilities of experimentation and allows to walk in the creative process, from conceptualization and communication. Finally, it proposes an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the visual arts, graphic design and comics, either: theoretical training aimed independence of thought, aesthetic knowledge and critical articulation; practical training that covers the application of formal language and mastery of expression through different mediums; and synthesis training aimed professional autonomy, the ability to establish a practical and an ability... [-]

BDes in Special Effects for Film & Television

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is for students who wish to combine design creativity, physical model making skills and cutting edge 2 and 3D computer modelling and prototyping in the creation of a variety of special effects for film, television and theatre. It offers a wide spectrum of opportunities in model design work, ranging from the highly accurate engineering approach of the product modeller, to the imaginative and inventive solutions of special... [+]

Special Effects for Film & Television - BDes (Hons) This programme is for students who wish to combine design creativity, physical model making skills and cutting edge 2 and 3D computer modelling and prototyping in the creation of a variety of special effects for film, television and theatre. It offers a wide spectrum of opportunities in model design work, ranging from the highly accurate engineering approach of the product modeller, to the imaginative and inventive solutions of special effects designers/animators in advertising, film and TV. Although this programme focuses on the creation and use of physical assets, any modern large scale film or TV production will utilise both physical and digital effects. While you will specialise in your chosen area you will work across fields so that you develop an understanding of the overall production workflow and your contribution to it. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials and a great deal of the teaching underpins academic theory as applied to real-life practical scenarios. Special features The programme uses its strong industry links to great effect by bringing in guest speakers from industry, demonstrations of materials and processes from relevant companies, visits to trade events and the opportunity to be involved with graduate recruitment events. You will benefit from our pyrotechnical, make-up and animatronics design expertise and be able to study specialist modules in these areas. There are opportunities to attend European conferences and trade events. What you will learn The programme is made up of modules covering... [-]

Bachelor Video Game Art And 3d Animation

Autograf
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 France Paris

The images created in 3D are illustrated in many areas: advertising, web, television branding and cinematic special effects of all kinds, architecture, landscape, video game, video game art, game design video, 3D graphics, 3D animation ... [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. The images created in 3D are illustrated in many areas: advertising, web, television branding and cinematic special effects of all kinds, architecture, landscape, video game, video game art, game design video, 3D graphics, 3D animation ... This Bachelor shape future 3D artists, character designers, storyboard, modelers, level designers and 3D animators. In the program, all stages of production: script, character design (creation of characters), storyboard, modeling, texture, lights, shadows, sounds, animation, achieving a level of play, programming ... Formation's goal : Embed the video game industry and animation including 3D as 3D graphic designer, 3D animator or designer level. entry requirement: Direct entry to the second year requires a prior schooling a year in higher education in a field related to applied arts (MANAA, Bachelor 1 video game). If the candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of 3DS Max software, it will have to realize the upgrading 3D Autograf 6 weeks (during the school holidays before the fall). Prerequisite: Creativity, multidisciplinary technological sensitivity, communication skills, knowledge of the IT environment and software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, 3DS Max), art and contemporary culture. Trades: 3D Artist, 3D animator or designer level in many areas (video games, advertising, web, television branding and cinematic special effects of all kinds, architecture, landscape, etc.). Continuing Studies : After validation of the Bachelor it is possible to continue in Master of Arts in Graphic Design Director, optional creation of video games, level RNCP Title I (OJ of 09/12/2012). It is also possible to... [-]