Bachelor On Campus

Game Art and Design

Woodbury University

48 months
41924 USD/year
41924 USD/year
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The Game Art and Design program from Woodbury University teaches students how to conceptualize and develop video games from scratch. The program is ranked among the top 10 in California by Animation Career Review. 


The Game Art & Design program combines art, animation, computer technology, sound design, story development and game design.

The Game Art and Design program from Woodbury University offers specialized tracks for both artists and designers. All Game Art & Design students take game courses together while they simultaneously develop their own art or design specialties. Game art focuses on two-dimensional and three-dimensional character, environmental design and animation. Game design focuses on elements such as game conceptualization, play mechanics, game rules, story, program flow, scoring systems and prototyping.

The Game Art & Design program brings together art, animation, computer technology, sound design, storytelling and game design. It aligns with both the Applied Computer Science and the Animation programs, sharing many courses in their major sequence. Students work together in a cross-disciplinary team environment of artists and designers that mirrors the professional world. They learn to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing technology, both in the production and distribution of video games. Students learn to focus their professional skill set, as they discover and develop their own creative voice.

Career opportunities:

  • Environmental design and modeler
  • Character design and modeler
  • 3D character animator
  • Rigger
  • Story development for interactive media
  • Game designer
  • Game level designer
  • Scenario designer
  • Combat designer
  • User interface designer
  • R&D prototype developer
  • Game design documentation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Design
  • 3D Game 
  • Game Design Practices
  • Game Art Practices
  • Game Design Documentation
  • Narrative Design
  • Sound Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


125 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school transcripts that include 11th grade are required for all applicants who have not yet graduated at the time of application. Upon acceptance, and prior to enrollment, a final official transcript indicating graduation must be submitted.
    • Woodbury University is test optional. Freshman applicants are not required to submit SAT I or ACT scores, but can submit to help strengthen their applications.
    • Applicants may submit academic letters of recommendation from high school teachers, counselors and/or employers.
    • Applicants can select one of the topics below and write a 500-word personal essay. Upload the essay directly through the Woodbury Application or the Common Application.
    • A Form I-20 is generated after an international applicant has been admitted and has accepted their offer of admission by submitting their nonrefundable commitment deposit and Statement of Intent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20962 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    41924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20962 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Burbank

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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