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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game and Computer Arts

If you are interested in designing vibrant, virtual worlds or inventing creatures from another planet, studying Game and Computer Arts will put students on track to enter into the exciting worlds of software development work and digital art production. The major will also allow for the pursuit of an individual practice, or position graduates to continue study in any discipline of digital art-making.

The Game and Computer Art programs at Albertus introduce game-making as an interactive art form with an emphasis on 2D and 3D design, multi-media digital asset creation, and creative coding, setting it apart from other concentrations in the arts at Albertus.

This interdisciplinary major will include courses offered in Visual and Performing Arts, Communications, Computer Information Systems, and Business Administration and Management.

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Game and Computer Arts at Albertus Different?

Engaged
Students

  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work

Great
Teaching

  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research

Vibrant
Communities

  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement

Successful
Outcomes

  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

The Albertus Game and Computer Arts Degree Program

Students will pursue coursework in traditional and new media art production and are required to complete an internship in a relevant field to gain hands on experience and to develop the skills that will establish themselves in a wider artistic community.

Throughout their time at Albertus, students will maintain an ePortfolio with work that demonstrates learned skills in their chosen area of focus. This will serve as a resume builder and will be a valuable asset to show potential employers upon graduation.

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Careers

Where Will Your Game and Computer Arts Degree take You?

Graduating students will have the skills to enter into entry-level software development work or digital art production. BFA students, in particular, will be prepared to pursue advanced study in any discipline of digital art-making or pursue an individual practice. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for graduates with an undergraduate degree in multimedia arts and animation, or digital art production, in 2018 was $75,520 per year, a number which is expected to grow annually.

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game and Computer Arts include:



Lead Designer
Content Designer
Game Mechanic Designer
Level Designer
3D Modeler
Animator
Sprite Animator
Asset Designer
Audio or Video Production Specialist
AI Programmer
Producer
Quality Assurance Tester
Courses

Game and Computer Arts Courses

The Game and Computer Arts curriculum at Albertus builds a foundation in both visual arts and digital technologies, then expands on those traditions to include new media production, newly realized fields of art-making, and the pursuit of production relevant to individual interest. The Arts & Entrepreneurship course will prepare students for the administrative and professional realities of a career in the arts.

The major in Game and Computer Arts will produce students who recognize the importance of culture in art creation, have excellent communication skills, and possess the flexibility necessary to adapt to an ever-changing technological landscape.

By the completion of this major, students will demonstrate:

  • The ability to effectively communicate their ideas orally, in writing, through drawing, and graphically;
  • Proficiency with industry-standard tools for digital production and distribution;
  • An understanding of and proficiency with fundamental art and design principles, including graphic and user design;
  • Professionalism in both work ethic and delivery quality;
  • An understanding of creative production and the technical processes related to digital production;
  • A fundamental proficiency with computer programming for art and interactivity.

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

The Albertus Game and Computer Arts Degree Mission Statement

The mission of the Visual and Performing Arts Department is to educate our students to lead productive personal and professional lives and to prepare each student for a rewarding career in the fine arts. The Department of Visual and Performing Arts brings together the disciplines of Art, Music, and Dance, coordinating cultural endeavors wherever possible, for the enrichment of the Albertus student. Curricula combine the humanistic offerings of a Liberal Arts college with a broad and integrated training in the arts.

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