Cordelia Shemo | Game Development
Chris Haejin Chu | Game Development
Aaron Aikman | Game Development
A. D. Joshi | Game Development
Nithinaris Charuwatkul | Game Development
Ben Nadler | Game Development
The Game Development BFA gives a well-rounded education in the arts with an emphasis on understanding and applying techniques including 3D modeling, animation and lighting in video game production.
Students graduate with a solid grasp of the fundamental game art principles, including knowledge of game engine technology and pre-production and production environments.
BFA Game Development Degree Requirements
After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.
Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Specialty Skills: Game Art
Specialty Skills: Game and Level Design
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
The Game Programming BS curriculum integrates the engineering and programming techniques used in game creation. With an emphasis on math and objective-oriented programming through the use of complex algorithms, students will develop strong problem-solving skills, learn to write efficient code, and collaborate with artists and designers to provide optimized solutions for game design.
BS Game Programming Degree Requirements
LA 108 Composition for the Artist
LA 255 College Math
LA 271 College Algebra with Geometry
LA 293 Precalculus
And the following general education requirements:
3 Written Communication courses
1 Fundamental Math course
1 Applied Math course
1 Math for Programming course
1 Employment Communications & Practices course
1 Historical Awareness course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course
1 Art Historical Awareness course
The Associate of Arts degree provides Game Development students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of game construction and game engine technology. Once earned, the Associate’s degree can also be used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as it provides a foundation for advanced game development coursework.
AA Game Development Degree Requirements
Game Theory & Design
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The Associate of Arts degree provides students with an introduction to a particular field of study in art and design with a firm foundation in the concepts and problem-solving skills of that field. Once earned, the Associate’s degree can also be used as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and to apply for entry level positions in the industry.
Full-Time Faculty, Concept Art Lead