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Distance Learning & Online Game Art Design Degree Programs

With the dramatic increase in the popularity of computer, video, handheld and arcade style games the need for designers for new games continues to increase every year. An experienced graduate of a program in game art design can anticipate earnings of between $30,000 and $100,000 per year, depending on the number of projects they are qualified for and their level of specialization. Highly experienced game art designers may work independently or on a project-by-project basis, often being requested by the companies to return to work on other projects as the game evolves or becomes popular.

Courses in the game art design program focus on the practical and theoretical applications of designing, developing and programming a game. This includes graphic design, layouts, backgrounds, multimedia inclusion and coordination, computer programming, character development, story line and game play for multiplayer functions over the internet. In addition courses will focus on computer programming languages, operating systems, and integration of all the components of the game into one program. Graduates will learn to evaluate, analysis, troubleshoot and resolve problems and conflicts within the game art design and the various other aspects of the gaming program. Understanding of computer application basics as well as graphic design, digital art, sounds and special effects in game design will be a definite asset to the graduate.

The program will emphasis state of the art programs and technology but will also encourage students to keep abreast of the constant changes in this rapidly developing field. Excellent communication skills both in written and verbal form as well as the ability to work in team settings and in leadership roles within a team will be developed throughout the course of study. Students will be encourage to work on group projects that closely resemble the real world experiences of a game art designer.

Bachelors Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design from The Art Institute Online

Enhancing new video game software by adding graphic design and other types of art can help a game become more popular. A students understanding how art can make a computer game more memorable is the goal of this degree program. There are many careers… Additional Information »

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Bachelor of Science in Art and Game Design from The Art Institute Online

As computer games become more sophisticated, designers who are unique in their designing skills and vision, who are able to lead others, and who have a deep understanding of the industry will be needed in order to launch new and exciting games. Computer… Additional Information »

Masters Programs

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Master of Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development from Savannah College of Art and Design

The Interactive Design and Game Development degree is a well-balanced program that covers design techniques in Internet applications, video games, computer programs and more. The Master's-level curriculum includes courses like Scripting for Interactivity,… Additional Information »

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