The BA Game Art and Development at Southern New Hampshire University program balances fundamental skill development with advanced training in the techniques used by industry professionals today. Students learn and apply principles used in video game art asset creation such as 3D modeling, lighting, shading, anatomy illustration, digital painting, 3D mesh topology, texturing and rigging. Courses mirror the standard workflow pipeline used in industry for the production of art assets for multiple video game platforms, including web, console, PC and mobile. You'll graduate with a vast toolkit of skills and a body of work for your portfolio.
See Yourself Succeed with a Major in Game Art & Development
Creativity, critical thinking and technical skills all come together in this highly sought-after undergraduate program. You'll emerge with the skills you need to enter an industry that's both fast-paced and always changing.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed.
Internships & Outcomes
In addition to exposing you to faculty with industry experience, SNHU’s BA in Game Art and Development helps you develop deep connections with other professionals. Students have opportunities to complete internships with game development companies, interact with industry professionals who regularly speak on campus and join a vibrant community of game developers in the game design club.
Most importantly, students in the program work on teams to develop publication-quality games as part of GameJams and other competitions held throughout the school year. So when you graduate, you have connections in the industry and a rich portfolio of work to show prospective employers.
The game design industry is the single most lucrative field in the entertainment industry today, with an estimated $68 billion in annual revenue. The need for innovative, creative professionals is on the rise, and the SNHU Game Art and Development program prepares you well for positions such as game artist, character artist, environment artist, technical artist and animator.
You can apply until:
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National - Early action plan: Nov. 15 (for the fall), and get an admission decision by Dec. 15
International - Final Check-in Date: August 29
- Intro to Digital Sculpting
- 3-D Modeling and Animation
- Interactive Animation
- 3-D Character Animation
- Introduction to Digital Imaging
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.
Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:
Four years of English
Three or more years of mathematics
Two or more years of science
Two or more years of social science
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. (This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.)
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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