Online Game Design (BA)

Online Game Design (BA)

Online Game Design Degree

MASTER AND CONQUER THE WORLD OF INNOVATIVE GAME DESIGN, ONLINE

The University of Advancing Technology offers an online Game Design Bachelor of Arts. Being consistently named as a top game design institution, UAT holds the only fully accredited online game design program that boasts a full continuum of online gaming degree majors including: Online Game Design Degree, Online Game Art and Animation Degree , and Online Game Programming Degree.

As the game design career field continues to expand and innovate, online students are exposed to unique online game design degree specializations and will discover and explore game design specialties that highlight their strongest skills. Many of UAT’s online game design degree students start as a general online game design major and go on to graduate with dual online gaming degrees, enabling them to become maestros from our prolific suite of online game degree programs.

As an online game design student, you will enjoy the ability to craft and test complete game design projects using UAT’s full range of technology and gaming resources. UAT online game design graduates will attain the ability to utilize the credentials of having extensive game design, game programming and/or game animation knowledge and expertise.

Online game design students have earned top acclaim in the game industry and have also earned top leadership positions by leveraging UAT’s unique game innovation environment. The online game design major at UAT offers all the resources necessary for its students to develop an impressive professional portfolio. UAT’s online game design degree focuses on the industry standard design principles, skills and techniques needed to create the industry’s most innovative game projects.

Game Design degree online students at UAT are exposed to all the tools of the trade that an on campus student would be. This online degree’s coursework emphasizes game design skills such as interface design, design documentation, interactive storytelling, game balancing and play testing. Online game design degree students will also take a critical and analytical approach to gameplay, player interaction and community dynamics mechanics along with the unique features of the abundant game systems available in the marketplace.

Online game design graduates at UAT will earn the education to be successful in their career field. By applying all the essential and industry-standard elements of the game creation process, online game design degree students will also develop the leadership skills to oversee and develop video game design projects from beginning to end.

With the ever advancing gaming industry and the growing trend in web and app based video game systems, there is a rising demand for talented game designers. With an online Game Design Bachelor of Arts degree from UAT, you will be ready to apply your game design education to real-world settings while innovating the video game industry.

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Why UAT-Online?

A Structured Course Load

Every online assignment is geared toward your technology degree program. Each online class follows a standard assignment schedule, ensuring a swift, successful completion of classes. This standardization, combined with a team-based approach and access to industry-standard toolsets and techniques, encourages development of the collaborative and creative skills necessary for the advancing technology workplace.

Online Web Design Degree Faculty

The UAT-Online web design faculty receives extensive training to help students succeed in an online environment. During class sessions, instructors participate in online lectures and discussion groups and respond to online questions. They also respond to emails and discussion threads. Students hand in their assignments via email or by posting the assignments online.

Online Game Design Degree Start Dates

Enrollment is ongoing for UAT-Online, so you may begin your online Game Design studies here at any time of the year.

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Affordability

An online web design education at UAT is an investment, and we understand the amount of aid you receive may be a deciding factor in whether or not you attend. Therefore, UAT is committed to providing all our students with the information they need to finance their education.

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Military Recognition

UAT has a variety of program offerings, learning delivery options and financial aid opportunities that will allow you to achieve your educational goals in a way that meets your needs.

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Online Video Game Design Course Description

Game Design students focus on the design principles, skills and techniques required to create mechanics, game documentation and functioning prototypes for innovative game projects. Game Design students will utilize industry standard tool sets and resources, including game programming, scripting and asset creation. The coursework emphasizes design skills such as design documentation, systems design, level design, game balancing, play-testing, interactive storytelling and user experience design. Students in the Game Design program will also take a critical approach to the study of gameplay, player interaction and community dynamics as well as the unique features of the multiple video game platforms such as PC, consoles and mobile. In team-based projects, design students will work with artists and programmers to create complete projects. Applying all the elements of the game creation process, Game Design students will also develop the mentorship and leadership skills to complete projects from initial concept to publishing a final product.
Online Game Design Degree

Online Game Design Degree Degree Objectives

  • Prototype and complete original games for multiple platforms following the full game production pipeline.
  • Create and implement game elements, systems, and play mechanics using industry standard tools, techniques, and production methods, including both art and scripting/programming applications.
  • Demonstrate effective game design practices and techniques within the project scope and context such as genre, style, platform and audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate game designs for a variety of game play mechanics, game applications and game genres.
  • Effectively articulate game design elements and mechanics across disciplines utilizing written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establish collaboration, mentorship, and professional leadership skills by working with other disciplines to deliver highly polished and completed projects.

Online Game Design Degree Program Information

  • Program Credits: 120
  • Major Credits: 36

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

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