Bachelor Programs in Computer Arts

Compare 52 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 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 of Culture and Arts, Game Design

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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 (Professional Higher Education)

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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 2018 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 Digital Art and Animation

Cogswell College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Jose

If your passion is animation, concept art for video games, or 3D modeling for blockbuster films, this is the program for you! Bring vivid characters, worlds, and creatures to life in our digital art and animation college programs. You’ll work from start to finish on animation projects that are ready to hit the big and small screens — and kick off your career in computer animation. [+]

If your passion is animation, concept art for video games, or 3D modeling for blockbuster films, this is the program for you!

Bring vivid characters, worlds, and creatures to life in our digital art and animation college programs. You’ll work from start to finish on animation projects that are ready to hit the big and small screens — and kick off your career in computer animation.

Your first three terms begin by building a strong foundation in the traditional art which enables you to create realistic pieces when transitioning into the digital environment. Upper-level production opportunities equip graduates with an extensive portfolio of work, an ingrained instinct to collaborate with a team, and the creative and technical skills required to work in a wide variety of digital art careers. Students have access to top-of-the-line facilities unlike anything else at other digital art and animation schools, including access to virtual reality and augmented reality equipment and a rendering manager built just for Cogswell.... [-]


Bachelor In Graphic Design And Multimedia Animation

LCI Monterrey
Campus Full time 3 years May 2018 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 Game Design

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 7 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin Region 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.... [-]


Bachelor in Game Art Animation

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months September 2018 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 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 (Hons) in Media Arts & Design

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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:... [-]


BA/BSc (Hons) Game Art Animation

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Oxford Liverpool + 2 more

Have you ever wanted to create a fire-breathing dragon from your favourite video game? Or those cool-looking weapons from many of todays VR simulations? Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and animation, and turn that creative combination into your dream career. [+]

Have you ever wanted to create a fire-breathing dragon from your favourite video game? Or those cool-looking weapons from many of todays VR simulations? Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and animation, and turn that creative combination into your dream career.

Overview

Traditional skills, such as sketching and life drawing, inform character design work in 3D, allowing you to develop your craft using industry-standard technology and production methods.

You will create 3D art for games played across multiple platforms and you'll build worlds that players want to lose themselves in.

Our hands-on approach will see you experimenting with different design concepts to find your own personal flair. At the same time, you'll learn how to interpret creative briefs and discover how to successfully bring games to market.... [-]


Media and Computer Games

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. [+]

Tuition language: English.

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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 Web Development

University College of Northern Denmark
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Training As Media Informatics Game Development - Option: Bachelor

bib International College
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2018 Germany Bergisch Gladbach Paderborn Bielefeld Hannover + 3 more

Game development is teamwork and experts are in demand from different areas. As a game developer you are responsible for the technical implementation of the game design and make sure that the game is running. According to the specifications of the game designers and the game artists, you program the virtual worlds and thus create the game. [+]

Game development is teamwork and experts are in demand from different areas. As a game developer you are responsible for the technical implementation of the game design and make sure that the game is running. According to the specifications of the game designers and the game artists, you program the virtual worlds and thus create the game. Important for this are good programming skills as well as logical thinking and an analytical approach.

entry requirementsFachhochschulreife (school part) or AbiturPassing the bib aptitude test (logic test), duration approx. 1 hour

degrees

The training for media computer game development includes the following qualifications:

Media Informatics Game Development (bib certificate)Certified Computer Scientist Multimedia... [-]

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming)

Torrens University Australia
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years June 2018 Australia Sydney Leura Fitzroy Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide New Zealand Auckland + 8 more

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) blends academic theory, research, and practice with advanced programming skills as applied in the game development industry. Throughout the course, the integration of theory and hands-on practice through to industry-standard productions will complement the development of investigative skills, and analytical, creative and critical approaches to problem-solving. [+]

Ready to become the games industry rock star?

When becoming a Game Programmer, you’ll learn best while doing. You’ll code, you’ll craft and, in the end, you’ll graduate with a portfolio like no other.

Thanks to the partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), you will develop games for PlayStation® platform through the PlayStation® First Academic Development Program. You will learn C++ and other coding languages and work with Unity and Unreal – the two main engines for game development. By the time you are ready to graduate, you will have collaborated with fellow programmers and game artists to create a commercially viable game.

A game programmer is a specialist software engineer who develops solutions and computer programs to activate computer game interaction. In essence, programming is the math and logic that makes the game happen. This may include Artificial Intelligence programming, engine programming, tools programming, mathematics and physics programming, and network programming or graphics programming.... [-]