Full-Time Faculty, School of Game Development
After earning a BA degree in Linguistics at UC Davis, Scott Berkenkotter realized his true passion for game design and returned to his home town of Fremont, CA to earn a Certificate in Game Design at Ohlone College. Scott was the Founding President of the Ohlone Game Developers Club for two years, and led a team of five to build an interactive educational experience in Second Life. He has since worked his way up from a tester at Electronic Arts to working as Lead Engineer at independent studios such as Millionants Productions and Foam Robot, Inc. Prior to joining Academy of Art University, he developed the English-learning app Idiom Power for web, iOS, and Android. Scott has been teaching game scripting, programming, and mobile development courses, writing online courses, and developing tools that help form the backbone of the Game Design program at Academy of Art University. In 2013, Scott helped launch the School of Game Design @ Academy of Art University, the Academy's first mobile game brand.