Osvaldo Villa | Game Development
Matthew Harris | Game Development
Molly Maloney | Game Development
Sagar Patel | Game Development
Jeremy Minor | Game Development
Hyun Bo Park | Game Development
The MFA Game Development program allows students to further their careers by synthesizing traditional art and design fundamentals with today’s groundbreaking technologies. Students level up their skill through hands-on prototyping of game mechanics and art creation, followed by creating a thesis project and an industry-quality portfolio.
MFA Game Development Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
MFA Thesis Project
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Specialty Skills: Game Art
Specialty Skills: Game & Level Design
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The Game Development MFA focuses on conceptual skills and the mastering of new technologies based on a strong foundation of traditional drawing, painting and storytelling. State-of-the-art game engines are used in the prototype game production studio, giving MFA graduates hands-on experience using industry techniques and standards.
The final thesis project prepares students to become leaders and innovators in the game industry.