Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications (BFA): Game Design Degree Program

Do you love multimedia, animation and design? Would you like to pursue a career in which your creativity is challenged on a daily basis? If so, Sanford-Brown may be the place for you. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications degree program with a Game Design concentration can help you learn the skills and knowledge that are important in the fast-paced field of game design.

At Sanford-Brown, we offer a dynamic curriculum that can help you gain practical experience in a supportive and engaging learning environment. Through our Game Design concentration, you can take a variety of computer illustration, design, and visual communications courses that leverage industry-current equipment, technology and tools. In this program, you can learn what it’s like to be part of the game design process from inception to completion. Graduates of this bachelor-level program can pursue a variety of opportunities in the game design industry. Discover new possibilities for your future. Enroll in Sanford-Brown's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications degree program with a Game Design concentration today.

Our program gives you the opportunity to learn principles and techniques used in creating interactive 2D and 3D computer games. By taking a variety of classes, you can learn how to use different kinds of design software, level and word editors, and game engines used to design and develop games. Our game design training can help you learn fundamental modeling and animation skills as well as project management, creative design and communications capabilities.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in Sanford-Brown's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications: Game Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Drawing
  • Theory and History of Visual Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Computer Illustration
  • Digital Video
  • Video & Animation–Design &Theory
  • Digital Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Game Design
  • 3D Computer Animation
  • Storyboard/ Character Development
  • Character Rigging and Animation
  • Digital Audio for Gaming
  • Interface and Console Design

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in the field of game design. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Game Tester
  • Character Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Texture Artist
  • Background Artist
  • Screenwriter
  • Simulator

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 19%

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