Bachelor Programs in Computer Arts

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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. [-]

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. [-]

Bachelor In Graphic Design And Multimedia Animation

LCI Monterrey
Campus Full time 3 years May 2017 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 High school diploma or high school | School Sign (s) rentrée September | January | May [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. 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... [-]

Bachelor of Information Technology

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 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. [+]

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 will have the expertise... [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. 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 /... [-]

Bachelor of Games Development

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane Melbourne Perth Sydney + 3 more

Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. [+]

Undertake the Bachelor of Games Development at SAE and build your expertise in programming or games design. Apply skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as level design, social and mobile game development, game engine programming, gameplay programming, game design, project management, serious games and much more. During your time at SAE you will work with industry standard software such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya. As a student in Games Development you will also work with technologies such as Oculus Rift, Android, iOS and use industry standard programming languages such as C++, Javascript and C#. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Gameplay Scripting and Gameplay Programming Level Design and Development Principles of Game Design Project Management and Professional Etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and... [-]

Bachelor in Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 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. 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. You will focus on three areas of research that you will examine both from theory and from practice. These are: storytelling – telling a story through images; information design – creating information in images; authorship – expressing personal opinions through images. The curriculum consists of quarterly projects, at the core of which you do research into these three areas and their relationship to international professional practice. You will work on various products including print media, web design, games, animation, info-graphics and spatial designs. In doing so, you will meet professional designers and illustrators while exploring new and innovative ways of applying illustrations. The use of digital media and cross media plays an important role in each quarter. International experience and training can be done through exchanges at various institutes abroad, including in Los Angeles, Boston, Berlin, Copenhagen and Tokyo. After earning your bachelor degree, you can continue and to a master, for example our Master Design. There are also options available to do particular masters in illustration courses in other countries in Europe and in the United States. As an illustrator, you learn to professionalise your craft both independently and in a team, and you develop the mind-set that is expected of you in contemporary professional practice – you are in touch with the world, critical and searching for... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Animation

The Los Angeles Film School
Campus Full time 36 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques, and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. [+]

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. Program Description & Objectives (Visual Effects Concentration) The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Visual Effects is designed to provide students with the 2D and 3D animation knowledge and skills needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions, including scene builders, character designers, technical directors, motion animators, visual effects animators, lighters and renderers. From storyboarding, sketching and modeling to character animation, special effects and final compositing; this degree program takes students through the entire production pipeline. The program starts by familiarizing students with the art concepts behind animation; drawing and other traditional forms of expression that are essential parts of getting art onto the computer. Students are then exposed to the basic principles behind computer-generated models, characters, animation and visual effects. By using the same hardware and software as professional animation studios, the skills needed for immediate success on the job are developed. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum helps students develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills that contribute to sustaining a long and productive professional... [-]

Advanced Degree In Video Games

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Bachelor Degree Video presents the basis of language, rhythm and rules that govern the world of video games and develops own creative processes sector through a completely practical and adapted to the methodologies own professional work environments approach. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. The Superior Video title It presents the basis of language, rhythm and rules that govern the world of video games and develops own creative processes sector through a completely practical and adapted to the methodologies own professional work environments approach. As a student you will submerge yourself in a course in which you will try disciplines such as drawing, photography, modeling, animation, music or the script, always applied to solving projects. Over 3 years, you will find yourself involved in an educational setting first order, sharing classes with great professionals and breathing passion and demands of the profession, with the sole aim of improving your skills and technique to its maximum potential. Summary Credits: 180 ECTS Hours: 9:30 to 14pm. Duration: 3 years Mode: Barcelona Admissions: High school or equivalent or entrance test. Semester: October to June. GOALS As a student, you will acquire the knowledge and foundation necessary to understand the nature and secrets of successful games and develop your creativity and technique to perform an optimal design for the type of game in which you work. Addressed to The Superior Video Title is particularly suitable for those with a completed high school or secondary or higher level you desire to make the world of game design your professional future. Video program is also designed for students of illustration, fine arts or graphic design who want refocus their career to the world of video games. CURRICULUM The Bachelor Degree is divided into 3 Videogames school... [-]

Bachelor of Game Art Animation

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London Oxford Liverpool Glasgow + 3 more

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. [+]

Combine your artistic talents with your love for video games and turn that creative talent into your dream career. From anatomy studies for precise character modelling, to intricate textures, environments and integration with games engines, the programme develops your skills using industry standard technologies and production methods to create 3D art for games. Our hands-on ethos will have you experimenting with many different styles in order for you to explore and expand your own individual flair, which you can then hone during the many practical projects, closely supervised by a supportive team to help engrain these skill-sets. During the process of the degree, our tutors will nurture and guide your creative work flow in order to prepare and create the all-important show reel to ensure that you hit the ground running in the industry. Some of the modules are as following: Introduction to 3D Animation We start your journey by giving you the techniques used for content creation and animation. By providing an insight into the 3D modelling process we show you how standard workflow operations occur in a 3D pipeline, outlining the design process from your first idea to a finished 2D/3D animation. Then, via a range of practical explorations you’ll apply the theory side to the animation process, giving you a solid foundation of methods needed throughout the course. Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice In this module we introduce you to proven concepts and routines of academic research, critique and writing, and nurture these skills to ensure... [-]

Bachelor in Interactive Digital Studies

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. [+]

Bachelors in Computer Arts. A new innovative program, Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) is about creatively addressing the future. Students in IDS gain an arsenal of digital skills, a firm understanding of digital culture and theory, and a means for responding to our digital world. Most significantly, the program is a central meeting place for enabling collaboration among the many digitally oriented classes and professors at UNI. The Interactive Digital Studies (IDS) major is interdisciplinary in nature and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Communication Studies. The Interactive Digital Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. The Interactive Digital Studies major does not limit the double-counting of credit hours from the Liberal Arts Core. However, no double counting of credit hours is allowed between the different emphases of the Interactive Digital Studies major. Students who are taking Interactive Digital Studies as a second major must take course emphasis areas that do not significantly overlap with the coursework of the first degree program. According to university requirements, students in a second major program must earn "not less than 32 hours of credit beyond the hours required for the degree the student chooses to declare as the first degree." Similarly, for students taking Interactive Digital Studies as a minor, we recommend that the course emphasis area for the minor does not significantly overlap with 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 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... [-]