USA Schools for Video Game Degrees and Certificates

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Which "traditional" universities actually offer video game degrees?

Which “traditional” universities actually offer video game degrees?

Table of Contents

  1. Game Design Degrees
  2. Game Art Degrees
  3. Game Programming Degrees
  4. General Game Degrees

Video games are more popular than ever, and more young people than ever are thinking about making video games for a living. And whether you’re considering game design, art, programming, or management, video game-related college degrees are a popular way to get the necessary training to start your career.

You’re probably already familiar with the handful of “video game schools” such as Full Sail University and DigiPen Institute of Technology. (They advertise everywhere, so they’re hard to miss!) But did you know that dozens of other schools also offer game-related degrees and certificates? 

Traditional schools for non-traditional game degrees

Many traditional schools like the University of Southern California, the University of Utah and dozens of others, also offer certificates, Bachelor’s degrees, or even Master’s degrees in video game related coursework.

Find game schools near you

I’ve done a bunch of legwork for you, and compiled a list of over 100 different video game degree programs available in the United States. The list is below. It’s a work in progress, so the list isn’t complete – but I’ll keep working on it. In the meantime, I hope it opens your eyes to opportunities you might not have found otherwise.

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Video Game Design Degrees

A variety of certificates and degrees are available to teach you the basics and not-so-basics of game design. With courses including topics like psychology, economics, 3D graphics fundamentals, and even intros to computer programming, the “generalist” discipline of Game Design is likely the most well-covered by US schools.

SchoolWebsiteProgram NameProgram TypeProgram WebsiteProgram HoursDiscipline
Wilmington University http://www.wilmu.edu Game Design and Development BS in Game Design and Development http://www.wilmu.edu/technology/gamedesign_prog.aspx 8 semesters 01/01/1970
Westwood College http://www.westwood.edu Game Design and Development Bachelor of Innovation™ in Game Design and Development http://catalog.uccs.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=1020&returnto=260 120 credit hours 01/01/1970
University of Wisconsin http://www.uwstout.edu/ Game Design and Development - Art B.F.A Degree in Game Design and Development - Art http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bfagdd/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs http://www.uccs.edu/ Game Design and Development Bachelor of Innovation in Game Design and Development (GDD) http://www.uccs.edu/bi/specific-bi-degrees/bi-in-game-design-and-development.html 4 semesters 01/01/1970
University of California, Los Angeles http://www.ucla.edu/ Game Design Certificate https://dma.ucla.edu/undergrad/program/ 30 hours 01/01/1970
University of Advancing Technology http://www.uat.edu/ Game Design Game Design Bachelor of Arts http://www.uat.edu/online-game-design-degree 8 semesters 01/01/1970
The College of Saint Rose www.strose.edu/ Game Design Certificate http://strose.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2013-2015/Catalog/Programs-of-Study/Game-Design-Certificate 2 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern Polytechnic State University http://spsu.edu/ Game Design and Development BS in Computer Game Design and Development http://www.spsu.edu/games/curriculum/index.htm 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern Polytechnic State University http://spsu.edu/ Game Design and Development Minor in Computer Game Design and Development http://www.spsu.edu/games/curriculum/index.htm 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern New Hampshire University http://www.snhu.edu Game Design and Development BS in Information Technologies - Game Design and Development http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/undergraduate-degrees/computer-information-technology-bachelors-online/game-design-and-development.asp 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern New Hampshire University http://www.snhu.edu Game Design and Development Online Degree BS in Information Technologies — Game Design and Development Online Degree http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/undergraduate-degrees/computer-information-technology-bachelors-online/game-design-and-development.asp 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern New Hampshire University http://www.snhu.edu Game Design and Development MS in Information Technology - Game Design and Development http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/graduate-degrees/information-technology-MS-online/game-design-and-development.asp 2 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern New Hampshire University http://www.snhu.edu Game Design and Development Online BS in Game Design and Development Degree http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/undergraduate-degrees/business-studies-BS-online/game-design.asp 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Shepherd University http://www.shepherd.edu Game Design Certificate http://www.shepherd.edu/commweb/academics/courses.html 3 hours 01/01/1970
Sanford-Brown College http://www.sanfordbrown.edu Game Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications (BFA): Game Design Degree Program http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/Areas-of-Study/media-arts/game-design-and-production/Bachelor-of-Fine-Arts-in-Visual-Communications-Game-Design?campus=SBC%20-%20Chicago 38 months 01/01/1970
Salt Lake Community College https://www.slcc.edu/ Game Design & Development Certificate https://www.slcc.edu/catalog/academic-programs/vis-art-game-design-dev-cp.aspx 25-28 credits minimum 01/01/1970
New York Film Academy https://www.nyfa.edu Game Design Associate Of Fine Arts In Game Design https://www.nyfa.edu/afa/game-design.php 4 semesters 01/01/1970
New York Film Academy https://www.nyfa.edu Game Design Bachelor Of Fine Arts In Game Design https://www.nyfa.edu/bfa/game-design.php 8 semesters 01/01/1970
New York Film Academy https://www.nyfa.edu Game Design Certificate https://www.nyfa.edu/game-design-school/1year.php 1 Year 01/01/1970
New York Film Academy https://www.nyfa.edu Game Design Master Of Fine Arts In Game Design https://www.nyfa.edu/mfa/game-design.php 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Los Angeles Film School http://www.lafilm.edu Game Production and Design Bachelor of Science in Game Production and Design http://www.lafilm.edu/programs/game-production/ 36 months 01/01/1970
Liberty University http://www.liberty.edu Gaming Design Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Gaming Design http://www.liberty.edu/online/bachelors/information-technology/gaming-design/ 120 total hours 01/01/1970
International Academy of Design and Tech http://www.iadt.edu Game Design & Production The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Production (BFA) http://www.iadt.edu/degree-programs/media-arts-and-technology/game-design-and-production 30 months 01/01/1970
Full Sail University http://www.fullsail.edu Game Design Master of Science in Game Design http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees/campus/game-design-masters 3 semesters 01/01/1970
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center http://www.eoctech.edu 3D Gaming Design Certificate http://www.eoctech.edu/3d-gaming-designer/ 945 clock hours 01/01/1970
East Tennessee State University http://www.etsu.edu Digital Game Design Concentration Bachelor of Science in Digital Media - Digital Animation Concentration http://catalog.etsu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=11&poid=3497&returnto=526 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Columbia College - Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ Game Development Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, Game Development http://www.colum.edu/academics/media-arts/interactive-arts-and-media/majors-and-programs.html 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Columbia College - Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ Game Design Minor in Game Design http://www.colum.edu/academics/media-arts/interactive-arts-and-media/majors-and-programs.html 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Champlain College Incorporated http://www.champlain.edu Game Design Bachelor of Science in Game Design http://www.champlain.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics/majors-and-specializations/game-design 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Carnegie Mellon University http://www.cmu.edu Game Design Undergraduate http://ideate.cmu.edu/undergraduate-programs/game-design/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Bramson ORT College http://www.bramsonort.edu Game Design Concentration Computer Information Systems Associate Degree Game Design Concentration http://www.bramsonort.edu/academics/associatedegrees/GameDesignConcentration.html 63 semester credits 01/01/1970
Bradley University http://bradley.edu/ game design concentration Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media with a game design concentration http://www.bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/academic/majors/detail.dot?id=108868 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Bradley University http://bradley.edu/ game design concentration Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media with a game design concentration http://bradley.edu/admissions/freshman/academic/majors/detail.dot?id=108868 4 semesters 01/01/1970
DigiPen https://www.digipen.edu Game Design Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design https://www.digipen.edu/academics/degree-programs/bs-in-computer-science-and-game-design/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
DigiPen https://www.digipen.edu Game Design The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design https://www.digipen.edu/academics/degree-programs/ba-game-design/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970


Video Game Art Degrees

When it comes to game art, there’s a seemingly limitless number of specializations available. 3D modeling, character animation, environment art, 2D art and user interface, motion graphics, and more are covered in dozens of US game art curricula to get your career started. From certificate to Master’s Degrees, the sky is the limit.

SchoolWebsiteProgram NameProgram TypeProgram WebsiteProgram HoursDiscipline
Westwood College http://www.westwood.edu Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree Major in Game Art http://www.westwood.edu/request-info/schools/school-of-design/game-art-degree 3 Years 09/12/2016
West Georgia Technical College http://www.westgatech.edu/ Animation and Game Design Certificate http://westgatech.edu/academics/CIS/AnimationAndGameSpecCert.pdf 14 credit hours 09/12/2016
Virginia College http://www.vc.edu 3D Imaging and Animation Bachelor's degree in 3D Imaging and Animation http://www.vc.edu/bachelor-degrees/computer-animation-huntsville.cfm 165 weeks 09/12/2016
Utah Valley University http://www.uvu.edu Gaming and Animation Bachelor of Science in Digital Media - Gaming and Animation http://www.uvu.edu/catalog/current/departments/digital-media/digital-media-gaming-and-animation-emphasis-bs/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
University of Wisconsin http://www.uwstout.edu/ Graphic Design and Interactive B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Interactive Media http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bfagdim/index.cfm 4 semesters 09/12/2016
University of Utah http://www.utah.edu/ Game Arts, Certificate http://eae.utah.edu/admissions/masters-program/arts-track/ 2 semesters 09/12/2016
University of Southern California http://www.usc.edu Game Animation M.F.A. in Interactive Media Minor in Game Animation http://games.usc.edu/main/degree-programs/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
University of Phoenix, Inc http://www.phoenix.edu Advanced Multimedia Development Certificate http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/continuing-education/certificate-programs/technology/cert-ammd.html 18 credits 09/12/2016
University of Phoenix, Inc http://www.phoenix.edu The Multimedia Development Certificate http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/continuing-education/certificate-programs/technology/cert-mmd.html 18 credits 09/12/2016
University of Advancing Technology http://www.uat.edu/ Game Art And Animation Online Bachelor Of Arts Game Art And Animation Online http://majors.uat.edu/Game-Art/?_ga=1.15657590.1944184727.1427061360 8 semesters 09/12/2016
The University of Denver http://www.du.edu/ Animation and Game Development Bachelor of Art in Animation and Game Development http://gamedev.cs.du.edu/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
The University of Denver http://www.du.edu/ Animation and Game Development Bachelor of Science in Animation and Game Development http://gamedev.cs.du.edu/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School. http://www.daveschool.com/ Game Production and Visual Effects Production Certificate Program http://www.daveschool.com/?page_id=81 12 months 09/12/2016
Savannah College of Art and Design http://www.scad.edu Digital Media B.A. in digital media http://www.scad.edu/academics/programs/interactive-design-and-game-development/degrees/ba 180 hours 09/12/2016
Savannah College of Art and Design http://www.scad.edu Game Development B.F.A. in interactive design and game development http://www.scad.edu/academics/programs/interactive-design-and-game-development/degrees/bfa 180 hours 09/12/2016
Savannah College of Art and Design http://www.scad.edu Game Development M.A. in interactive design and game development http://www.scad.edu/academics/programs/interactive-design-and-game-development/degrees/ma 45 hours 09/12/2016
Savannah College of Art and Design http://www.scad.edu Game Development M.F.A. in interactive design and game development http://www.scad.edu/academics/programs/interactive-design-and-game-development 90 hours 09/12/2016
Sanford-Brown College http://www.sanfordbrown.edu Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/areas-of-study/design/graphic-design/associate-of-applied-science-in-graphic-design?campus=sbc%20-%20seattle 20 months 09/12/2016
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design http://www.rmcad.edu/ Animation with a concentration in 3D Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation with a concentration in 3D http://www.rmcad.edu/academics/animation 123 credit hour program is conducted completely online 09/12/2016
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design http://www.rmcad.edu/ 3D Animation - Character Animation Certificate http://www.rmcad.edu/academics/3d-animation-character-animation 18 credit hours 09/12/2016
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design http://www.rmcad.edu/ Design Strategy + Innovation Master of Arts in Design Strategy + Innovation http://www.rmcad.edu/academics/design-strategy-innovation 33-credit-hours online 09/12/2016
Ringling College of Art + Design http://www.ringling.edu/ Game Art B.F.A in Game Art http://www.ringling.edu/learn/majors/game-art/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Ringling College of Art + Design http://www.ringling.edu/ Game Art & Design B.F.A in Game Art & Design http://www.ringling.edu/learn/majors/game-art-design/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) www.rpi.edu Game and Simulation Arts Bachelor of Science in games and simulation arts degree. http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/bs-degree-games-simulation-arts-science 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization Associate’s Degree http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/design/animation-motion-graphics/ 18 Months 09/12/2016
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Web and Interactive Design Specialization Associate’s Degree http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/design/web-interactive-design/ 18 Months 09/12/2016
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization Bachelor’s Degree http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/design/animation-motion-graphics/ 36 Months 09/12/2016
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Web and Interactive Design Specialization Bachelor’s Degree http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/design/web-interactive-design/ 36 Months 09/12/2016
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization Diploma http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/design/animation-motion-graphics/ 15 Months 09/12/2016
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Web and Interactive Design Specialization Diploma http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/design/web-interactive-design/ 15 Months 09/12/2016
Quinnipiac University www.quinnipiac.edu Game Design + Development BA in Game Design + Development http://www.quinnipiac.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department-of-visual-and-performing-arts/ba-in-game-design-and-development-and-minor/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Quinnipiac University www.quinnipiac.edu Interactive Digital Design BA in Interactive Digital Design http://www.quinnipiac.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department-of-visual-and-performing-arts/ba-in-interactive-digital-design/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Provo College http://www.provocollege.edu Visual Media & Graphic Design Associate in Visual Media & Graphic Design http://www.provocollege.edu/programs/design-technology/graphic-and-web-design/ 2 semesters 09/12/2016
Provo College http://www.provocollege.edu Visual Media & Graphic Design Bachelors in Visual Media & Graphic Design http://www.provocollege.edu/programs/justice/graphic-design-bachelors-degree/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Post University http://www.post.edu Online Game Design & Animation Certificate http://www.post.edu/online/degrees/game-design-certificate/index.shtml 18 months 09/12/2016
Nashville State Community College http://www.nscc.edu 3-D Design and Graphics Technical The 3-D Design and Graphics Technical Certificate http://www.nscc.edu/programs/c/computer-and-engineering-technologies/3-d-design-and-graphics/ 2 semesters 09/12/2016
Manatee Technical College http://manateetech.edu 3-D Animation Technology Certificate http://manateetech.edu/career-prep/3-d-animation-technology/ 1050 hours 09/12/2016
Los Angeles Film School http://www.lafilm.edu Animation and Visual Effects Bachelor of Science in Animation and Visual Effects http://www.lafilm.edu/programs/animation-vfx/ 36 months 09/12/2016
Los Angeles Film School http://www.lafilm.edu Computer Animation Associate of Science in Computer Animation http://www.lafilm.edu/programs/animation-vfx/ 18 months 09/12/2016
Grand Canyon University http://www.gcu.edu Web Design Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Web Design http://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs/bachelor-of-science-in-computer-science-with-an-emphasis-in-game-and-simulation-development 48 months 09/12/2016
Full Sail University http://www.fullsail.edu Computer Animation B. S. Computer Animation http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees/campus/computer-animation-bachelors 5.25 semesters 09/12/2016
Full Sail University http://www.fullsail.edu Digital Arts and Design B.S Digital Arts and Design http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees/campus/digital-arts-design-bachelors 5.25 semesters 09/12/2016
Full Sail University http://www.fullsail.edu Game Art B.S Game Art http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees/campus/game-art-bachelors 5.25 semesters 09/12/2016
Ex’pression College http://www.expression.edu/ Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Animation & Visual Effects http://www.expression.edu/animation-visual-effects/curriculum/ 120 total semester credit units 09/12/2016
Ex’pression College http://www.expression.edu/ Game Art & Design Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Game Art & Design http://www.expression.edu/game-art-design/curriculum/ 120 total semester credit units 09/12/2016
Ex’pression College http://www.expression.edu/ Graphic Design & Motion Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design & Motion http://www.expression.edu/motion-graphic-design/curriculum/ 120 total semester credit units 09/12/2016
Eastern Washington University http://www.ewu.edu 3D Animation/Game Development BA in 3D Animation/Game Development http://www.ewu.edu/cstem/programs/computer-science/cs-degrees-learning-outcomes-statistics/ba3d 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Digital Media Arts College http://www.dmac.edu/ Computer Animation Game Art Concentration Certificate Program http://www.dmac.edu/Programs.aspx less than 300 clock hours 09/12/2016
Digital Media Arts College http://www.dmac.edu/ Visual Effects Animation Graduate http://www.dmac.edu/Programs.aspx 5 semesters 09/12/2016
Digital Media Arts College http://www.dmac.edu/ Computer Animation Game Art Concentration Undergraduate http://www.dmac.edu/Programs.aspx 10.5 semesters 09/12/2016
Columbia College - Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ Game Art Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, Game Art http://www.colum.edu/academics/media-arts/interactive-arts-and-media/majors-and-programs.html 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Columbia College - Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ Game Art Minor in Game Art http://www.colum.edu/academics/media-arts/interactive-arts-and-media/majors-and-programs.html 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Chattanooga State Community College https://www.chattanoogastate.edu Game Art Concentration Associate of Applied Science Digital Media Design & Production https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/program/BIT/game-art 2 semesters 09/12/2016
California State University Chico http://www.csuchico.edu/ Computer Animation and Game Development BS in Applied Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Game Development http://www.csuchico.edu/apr/program_portfolios/engineering_comp-sci_construc-manage/appl_comp_graph/index.shtml 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Ashford University http://www.ashford.edu Computer Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts in Computer Graphic Design http://www.ashford.edu/degrees/campus/ba-graphic-design.htm 208 weeks 09/12/2016
Abilene Christian University http://www.acu.edu Digital Entertainment Technology (DET) Bachelor of Science (BS) in Digital Entertainment Technology (DET) http://www.acu.edu/academics/sitc/majors/det.html 4 semesters 09/12/2016
Oklahoma Christian University http://www.oc.edu/ Gaming and Animation B.F.A. Gaming and Animation http://www.oc.edu/academics/art-design/degrees/gaming-animation/ 2.5 semesters 09/12/2016
DigiPen https://www.digipen.edu Digital Art and Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation https://www.digipen.edu/academics/degree-programs/digital-art-and-animation/ 4 semesters 09/12/2016
AIE, Academy of Interactive Entertainment http://www.theaie.us Game Art and Animation Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development http://www.theaie.us/courses/game_art_animation/Game_art_and_animation_specializing_in_art 2 years 09/12/2016
AIE, Academy of Interactive Entertainment http://www.theaie.us 3D Animation & VFX for Film Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media http://www.theaie.us/courses/3d_animation_for_film_tv/ad_dip_screen_vfx.html 2 years 09/12/2016
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Video Game Programming Degrees

Any computer programming degree can get you started toward a specialization in game programming, but these courses take it to the next level. Learn game-specific areas like 3D graphics, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction to start your career in video games or even “serious applications” like medical or industrial simulation.

SchoolWebsiteProgram NameProgram TypeProgram WebsiteProgram HoursDiscipline
Westwood College http://www.westwood.edu Game Software Development Bachelor’s Degree http://www.westwood.edu/~/media/Files/files/pdf/program-brochures/game_software_development 34 months 01/01/1970
West Georgia Technical College http://www.westgatech.edu/ Game Development Certificate http://www.westgatech.edu/Academics/CIS/GameDevSpecCert.pdf 16 credit hours 01/01/1970
University of Wisconsin http://www.uwstout.edu/ Game Design and Development B.S. Degree in Game Design and Development http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/bsgdd/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Utah http://www.utah.edu/ Game Engineering Certificate http://eae.utah.edu/admissions/masters-program/engineering-track/ 2 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Southern California http://www.usc.edu Game Development M.S. in Computer Science with Specialization in Game Development http://games.usc.edu/main/degree-programs/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Southern California http://www.usc.edu Game Design M.S. in Computer Science with Specialization Minor in Game Design http://games.usc.edu/main/degree-programs/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Advancing Technology http://www.uat.edu/ Online Game Programming Online Game Programming Degree http://www.uat.edu/online-game-programming-degree 8 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Advancing Technology http://www.uat.edu/ Game Programming Degree Bachelor Of Science Game Programming Degree Online http://majors.uat.edu/Game-Programming/?_ga=1.116313670.1944184727.1427061360 8 semesters 01/01/1970
Southern New Hampshire University http://www.snhu.edu Game Programming and Development BS in Game Programming and Development http://www.snhu.edu/online-degrees/undergraduate-degrees/game-programming-development-bs-online.asp 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Red Rocks Community College http://www.rrcc.edu/ Game Development Associate of Applied Science in Game Development http://www.rrcc.edu/catalogs/14-15/game-development-aas-degree.htm 2 semesters 01/01/1970
Rasmussen, Inc http://www.rasmussen.edu Game & Simulation Programming Bachelor's Degree in Game & Simulation Programming http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/technology/game-simulation-programming/ 39 Months 01/01/1970
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City www.osuokc.edu Computer Game Programming Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems with an Emphasis in Computer Game Programming http://www.osuokc.edu/arts/pdf/GraphicDesign_GraphicGame_AAS.pdf 2 semesters 01/01/1970
North Carolina State University https://www.ncsu.edu/ Game Development Concentration B.S in Computer Science: Game Development Concentration http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/academics/undergrad/bs-csc-gdc.php 120 Credit Hours 01/01/1970
Neumont University http://www.neumont.edu Software and Game Development Bachelor Of Science In Software And Game Development http://www.neumont.edu/bsgd.html 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Gwinnett Technical College http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/ Game Development Associate of Applied Science Degree in Game Development https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/programs/inc_outlines_new.cfm?peOutlineID=464 5 semesters 01/01/1970
Gwinnett Technical College http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/ Game Development Certificate https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/programs/inc_outlines_new.cfm?peOutlineID=487 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Gwinnett Technical College http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/ Game Development Diploma https://www.gwinnetttech.edu/programs/inc_outlines_new.cfm?peOutlineID=465 5 semesters 01/01/1970
Grand Canyon University http://www.gcu.edu Game and Simulation Development Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Game and Simulation Development http://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs/bachelor-of-science-in-computer-science-with-an-emphasis-in-game-and-simulation-development 48 months 01/01/1970
Georgia Southern University http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ Game Programming Certificate http://ceit.georgiasouthern.edu/cs/degrees/certificates/ 12 hours 01/01/1970
Full Sail University http://www.fullsail.edu Game Development B.S Game Development http://www.fullsail.edu/degrees/campus/game-development-bachelors 5.25 semesters 01/01/1970
Columbus State University http://www.columbusstate.edu/ Games Programming Track Bachelor of Science Computer Science - Games Programming Track http://academics.columbusstate.edu/catalogs/current/reqs/cobcs_bscompscgames.php 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Columbia College - Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ Game Programming Bachelor of Arts in Game Programming http://www.colum.edu/academics/media-arts/interactive-arts-and-media/majors-and-programs.html 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Columbia College - Chicago http://www.colum.edu/ Game Programming Bachelor of Science in Game Programming http://www.colum.edu/academics/media-arts/interactive-arts-and-media/majors-and-programs.html 4 semesters 01/01/1970
College of Lake County http://www.clcillinois.edu/ Game Development Certificate http://www.clcillinois.edu/docs/default-source/program-fact-sheets/cit_gamedevelopment.pdf 28 hours 01/01/1970
Chattanooga State Community College https://www.chattanoogastate.edu Game Programming Associate of Applied Science Game Programming https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/program/BIT/game-programming 2 semesters 01/01/1970
Chapman University http://www.chapman.edu Game Development Programming Minor in Game Development Programming http://www.chapman.edu/scst/undergraduate/minor-game-programming.aspx 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Champlain College Incorporated http://www.champlain.edu Game Programming Bachelor of Science degree in Game Programming http://www.champlain.edu/academics/undergraduate-academics/majors-and-specializations/game-programming 4 semesters 01/01/1970
Bramson ORT College http://www.bramsonort.edu Game Design & Programming Associate in Applied Science in Game Design & Programming http://www.bramsonort.edu/academics/associatedegrees/GameDesign.html 63 semester credits 01/01/1970
Bramson ORT College http://www.bramsonort.edu Game Design & Programming Certificate http://www.bramsonort.edu/academics/certificates/gamedesign.html 30 semester credits 01/01/1970
Arapahoe Community College http://www.arapahoe.edu Game Design and Development Associate of Applied Science in Game Design and Development http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/game-design-and-development 2 semesters 01/01/1970
Academy of Interactive Entertainment http://www.theaie.us Game Development Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development http://www.theaie.us/courses/game_art_animation/Game_art_and_animation_specializing_in_art 2 years 01/01/1970
ITT Technical Institute http://www.itt-tech.edu/ Software Development Technology Associate in Software Development Technology http://itt-tech.edu/teach/list/asd.cfm 2 semesters 01/01/1970
DigiPen https://www.digipen.edu Real-Time Interactive Simulation Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation https://www.digipen.edu/academics/degree-programs/real-time-interactive-simulation/ 4 semesters 01/01/1970
DePaul University http://www.depaul.edu Computer Game Development Bachelor of Science in Computer Game Development http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/pages/BSInComputerGamesDevelopment.aspx 4 semesters 01/01/1970
DePaul University http://www.depaul.edu Computer Game Development Master of Science in Computer Game Development http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/Pages/MSInGameDevelopment.aspx 4 semesters 01/01/1970
AIE, Academy of Interactive Entertainment http://www.theaie.us Game Programming Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development http://www.theaie.us/courses/game_programming/advanced_diploma_game_programming.html 2 years 01/01/1970
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Video Game General Degrees

Some game-related degrees are hard to put into a specific category, such as these programs for video game production and management, or high-level views of the game development process across disciplines.

SchoolWebsiteProgram NameProgram TypeProgram WebsiteProgram HoursDiscipline
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College http://www.wiregrass.edu/ Gaming Development Associate of Applied Science in Gaming Development http://www.wiregrass.edu/academics/program.php?id=630 2 semesters 01/01/1970
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College http://www.wiregrass.edu/ Gaming Development Diploma http://www.wiregrass.edu/academics/program.php?id=765 4 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Utah http://www.utah.edu/ Game Production Certificate http://eae.utah.edu/admissions/masters-program/production-track/ 2 semesters 01/01/1970
University of Advancing Technology http://www.uat.edu/ Game Production and Management Masters Of Science Game Production And Management http://majors.uat.edu/Game-Production/?_ga=1.125208778.1944184727.1427061360 6 semesters 01/01/1970
Sanford-Brown College http://www.sanfordbrown.edu Game Production Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Production (BFA) Degree Program http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/Areas-of-Study/media-arts/game-design-and-production/Bachelor-of-Fine-Arts-in-Game-Production?campus=SBC%20-%20Las%20Vegas 30 months 01/01/1970
Los Angeles Film School http://www.lafilm.edu Game Production Associate of Science in Game Production http://www.lafilm.edu/programs/game-production/ 18 months 01/01/1970
Herzing University https://www.herzing.edu/ Game Development Bachelor's degree in Game Development https://www.herzing.edu/career-programs/undergraduate-degrees/design/game-development 144 weeks 01/01/1970
Digital Media Arts College http://www.dmac.edu/ Mobile Game Design Undergraduate http://www.dmac.edu/Programs.aspx 10.5 semesters 01/01/1970


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  1. Garron Johnson says:

    What would be a major i should choose for being a game developer or designer?

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