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Bachelor Programs in Game Design in North America 2020

A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

Game design uses art, graphic design, writing, and computer programming to create original and unique video game content. Game design may be used to create different forms of entertainment as well as educational programs that can be used in schools or as part of employee training.

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Academy of Interactive Entertainment

The Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) is a three year Degree delivered in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The degree is designed ... [+]

The Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) is a three year Degree delivered in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). The degree is designed to produce graduates for the simulation, virtual worlds and games industries and provide professional game programmers with the skills and knowledge of a computer science degree contextualized by gaming applications, plus core skills in programming and design.

This degree will provide you with specialist skills in digital game/simulation design and programming. You will create 2D and 3D interactive applications for entertainment and serious, real-life scenario visualization (virtual worlds). You will also learn how to research the market, develop business concepts and manage digital game/ simulation development projects. You could end up working as a 3D Games Programmer or Simulation Software Engineer — building interactive virtual worlds for real-world training and research!... [-]

Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online USA Lafayette Seattle USA Online Campbellsville Perth  + 8 More
January 2020
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Part-time
3 years
Online & Campus Combined
Digital Media Arts College

Computer Animation majors at D.M.A.C. with a Concentration in Game Art take their passion a step further by learning how to create the games that other people can only im ... [+]

You don’t have to be a designer to enjoy a great video game, but you do have to be a talented designer to create your own. Computer Animation majors at D.M.A.C. with a Concentration in Game Art take their passion a step further by learning how to create the games that other people can only imagine.

Utilize the best of the industry to master key techniques.

D.M.A.C.’s faculty aren’t just teachers—they’re industry professionals with plenty of real-world experience. And while they’re committed to teaching core artistic and technical concepts, they also get to know students and mentor them directly in small classes. This helps each student ace key game art concepts as they learn:... [-]

USA Boca Raton USA Online
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Digital Media Arts College

DMAC is one of the few places in the nation where you can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mobile Game Design. Just as impressive, we also give you the opportunity to e ... [+]

DMAC is one of the few places in the nation where you can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mobile Game Design. Just as impressive, we also give you the opportunity to earn your degree completely online through our e-learning program. Through the course of your studies, you’ll gain knowledge and skills that can help you excel in mobile gaming and beyond. This same skill set can be used in business training applications, medical simulations, virtual tours, and more. By the time you’ve earned your BS in Mobile Game Design, you’ll have an impressive degree and a powerful portfolio that will help you stand above the competition. Learn these essential skills:

Graphic Design User Interface Design Game Engine Software 3D Animation User Experience Scripting & Programming Languages Entry Requirements ... [-]
USA USA Online Boca Raton
September 2020
Full-time
Online
DigiPen Institute of Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design prepares graduates to be hybrid engineer/designers who have strong programming and mathematics skills, combine ... [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design prepares graduates to be hybrid engineer/designers who have strong programming and mathematics skills, combined with formal training in game design. The field of digital entertainment has grown from using small teams of just a handful of developers for an entire game to using large teams of one hundred or more on a single title. This large increase in the size of teams, scope, and investment in digital entertainment titles has created a growing demand for a type of developer who can bridge the scientific and creative sides of game development, able to work as an engineer or designer as needed.

Admissions Info

Students applying to the BS in Computer Science and Game Design program must be passionate about game design (both digital and non-digital), including level design, system design, and behavior design. They must also be strong analytical thinkers, with a good foundation in mathematics (at least through pre-calculus), science, and writing. Candidates will also find it useful to complete courses in calculus, physics, and computer science prior to attending DigiPen. ... [-]

USA Redmond
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4 years
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Media Design School

The Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Game Art) is New Zealand’s only degree specialising in game art. Over three years, you develop artistic style through a combinatio ... [+]

Create beautiful environments and characters and use these assets to develop immersive experiences to share with people in an industry that is bigger than the music and movie sectors put together. From 2D platformers to 3D brawlers, you'll be devising and creating your own interactive stories, digital illustrations, concept art and games that will be viewed by an international audience of game enthusiasts. Within the first sixteen weeks of your first year, you'll have created your very own 2D game and, by the time you've finished your degree, you'll have collaborated with other game artists and programmers alike to develop an industry-level game.

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If you are serious about fast-tracking your way into this multi-million dollar global industry, you'll want to make a beeline to a dedicated course that mirrors the industry environment. You'll also want to get alongside lecturers with industry experience who can give you industry insights. Over three years, this course will help you develop your artistic style and technical skills through a combination of traditional art practices and using industry standard software.... [-]

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Media Design School

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand and delivers a highly developed technical knowledge base and skill-s ... [+]

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 gaming portfolio like no other. By the end of your third year at Media Design School, you'll have worked with other like-minded programmers and artists to develop an industry level game, giving you the perfect showreel to kick-start your professional career.

Better yet, Media Design School is the only school in New Zealand who has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's PlayStation First Academic Development Programme, giving our students the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation platform.

Careers & Industry

To be a game developer you'll need both the experience and practical skills to be able to work across multiple game platforms and the ability to collaborate in a group that simulates the industry environment.... [-]

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Art Center College of Design

Entertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks. ... [+]

Bachelor in Entertainment DesignEntertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks.Degree: Bachelor of ScienceDesigning new worlds, characters, and objects that have never before been seen requires great imagination, but also an understanding of how things are built—and how to communicate with the people who will build these new worlds.Art Center’s Entertainment Design curriculum helps students develop the skills and creative focus required of concept designers in the entertainment industry.Our department is relatively new, but Art Center alumni are leaders in the fields of animation, video games, film, and television. Many works in the nearby hubs of those industries, bringing their expertise into the classroom as faculty and visiting lecturers. During the first four terms, students receive a rigorous education in drawing, rendering, model building and sculpting, as well as an introduction to 3D digital tools. The program concludes with a senior project focused on an area of particular artistic and professional interest.In years past, students seeking a career in entertainment design took a combination of illustration and industrial design classes to develop their skills and portfolio. Today, Art Center’s Entertainment Design program incorporates and expands upon the strengths of both disciplines.Our students have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from other College departments through Transdisciplinary Studios and Designmatters projects, where they can apply skills for commercial and nonprofit causes.... [-]

USA Pasadena Santa Barbara
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Art Center College of Design

Entertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks. ... [+]

Bachelor in Entertainment DesignEntertainment Design is at the very heart of the visual experience of TV shows, films, commercials, video games, animation projects and theme parks.Degree: Bachelor of ScienceDesigning new worlds, characters, and objects that have never before been seen requires great imagination, but also an understanding of how things are built—and how to communicate with the people who will build these new worlds.Art Center’s Entertainment Design curriculum helps students develop the skills and creative focus required of concept designers in the entertainment industry.Our department is relatively new, but Art Center alumni are leaders in the fields of animation, video games, film, and television. Many works in the nearby hubs of those industries, bringing their expertise into the classroom as faculty and visiting lecturers. During the first four terms, students receive a rigorous education in drawing, rendering, model building and sculpting, as well as an introduction to 3D digital tools. The program concludes with a senior project focused on an area of particular artistic and professional interest.In years past, students seeking a career in entertainment design took a combination of illustration and industrial design classes to develop their skills and portfolio. Today, Art Center’s Entertainment Design program incorporates and expands upon the strengths of both disciplines.Our students have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from other College departments through Transdisciplinary Studios and Designmatters projects, where they can apply skills for commercial and nonprofit causes.... [-]

USA Pasadena Santa Barbara
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Long Island University

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, inc ... [+]

Bachelors in Game Design in North America 2020. 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.... [-]

USA Brookville
September 2020
Campus
OCAD University

In this program, you’ll create the technologies that shape the way we live, work, and play. You’ll develop games, wearable technology, mobile apps, VR, interactive instal ... [+]

Digital Futures

In this program, you’ll create the technologies that shape the way we live, work, and play. You’ll develop games, wearable technology, mobile apps, VR, interactive installations, and augmented reality. You will learn how these new technologies can solve problems, deal with contemporary issues, and create future possibilities.

Develop core digital skills, while learning the value of working together in a creative environment. This program blends art and design so you have the opportunity to explore your own interests. You’ll take a diverse range of art, design, and liberal arts classes to create a customized course of study.

You will also work directly with our industry and community partners through real-world testing and internships. The broad range of skills covered in Digital Futures is made possible by our internationally renowned faculty whose expertise span art, design, science, and business. Learn more about them:... [-]

Canada Toronto
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4 years
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