Game Design

Learn techniques in concept art, 3D art, level design and more at our game design school. Gain specialized design skills including monetization, unique control types, rapid development via iteration, and production methods. Earn your game development degree and graduate with solid game art principles, including game engine technology and pre-production and production environments.

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What We Teach

Brainstorm innovative ideas, lay out level architecture, script gameplay mechanics, and design the underlying systems that form the core gameplay experience. Work closely with artists and programmers to turn practical and theoretical concepts into finished gameplay. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Game Design gives students proficiency in the language of game engine design and technology – in other words, the communication skills to articulate their process and the how-to of game art principles, pre-production, and production.

Coursework includes Game Engines, Game Design, Theory, & Analysis, Level Design for Video Games, Designing Careers, Systems Design, Advanced Scripting, Game Freemium & Monetization, Rapid Game Development, Combat Design, Programming languages, World Literature, Survey of Traditional Interior Architecture, and more.

By the end, students will be able to create game prototypes in game engines, create documentation and paper maps for pre-production, implement mechanics using code-based scripting, and work collaboratively. For more information on a BFA in Game Design, refer to the comprehensive list of BFA coursework.

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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.

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