List of Accredited Online Degrees

A concentration within the Computer Science and Information Technology curriculums is the study of graphics and gaming. The need for well-educated and skilled graphic designers will contribute the visual aspects to the computer programs in common use. The graphics and gaming departments of many higher education institutions have seen new exposure and increase in interest with the evolving modern interactive entertainment venues. The new culture of state-of-the-art graphics and animation techniques are being integrated into many games, movies, advertisements, multi-media outlets and business developments.

The emerging technology of computer created imagery being used in more than video games and cartoons has paved the way for an established and sought after degree program for many like-minded individuals to succeed in the computer science industry focusing on graphics and gaming. Interactive media has taken the lead role for students wishing to pursue career opportunities in many industries. The important role of skilled designers is valuable in positions involving art, animation, creative design, simulated technology, human/computer interfaces and production managers.

The multifaceted blend of art, computer science and technology can prepare students to develop 2D, 3D, first person perspective, third person perspective and top down perspective types of gaming scenarios. The core computer science courses are supplemented with the intricate understanding of specific programming language to start the foundation of gaming and/or graphics programs.

Graduates of a Computer Science degree with a focus in graphic arts and gaming will be able to enter the modern world of computer technology with the most current and competitive knowledge of hardware and software developments required for entry-level career positions.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design / Animation

Gains in video gaming, motion graphics and special effects have all been made through developments in digital design. Enter the next wave of technology with skills in digital design and animation....

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Interdenominational

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Computer Animation Bachelor of Science Degree

In this program, students learn what it takes to work on a variety of projects – from animated films and television series, to video games and motion graphics.  Course Highlight...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Game Art Bachelor of Science Degree

This degree program focuses on the fundamentals of interactive graphics development – including character creation, environment and prop creation, the game production pipeline, in-game effec...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Game Design Bachelor of Science Degree

Students learn production processes used by top studios to design and produce best-selling games while also honing their skills by studying the building blo...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Mobile Gaming Master of Science Degree

This program allows students to explore the production processes used to produce content for mobile gaming platforms, such as character sketches, level design, story development, and other creativ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Gaming Design

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Gaming Design offered at Liberty University is designed for students interested in developing advancing their knowledge a...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Game Programming & Development

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  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Game Design & Development

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Game Design & Development / Interactive Storytelling & Supporting Arts

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Media Arts

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Game Design & Development

  • Sector of Institution:
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  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Information Technology / Game Design & Development

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies / Game Design & Development

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  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Serious Game Design and Research - Graduate Certificate

Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate in Serious Game Design and Research to students who hold a bachelor’s degree. Serious games are games designed for other purposes besi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Computer Science–Game Development/Design

Ocean County College offers an online Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science- Game Development Design which prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a Bachelor o...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Digital Arts

Penn State’s Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Arts blends art theory with the latest Internet-based technologies, making it an excellent way to build your digital résumé. The courses were designe...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Science in Interactive Media

Quinnipiac University offers a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media for students in web design, business, and communications who want to utilize the internet and other interactive sources...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Web Developer Game Design

The Web Developer Game Design Certificate from Riverland Community College can be a valuable asset for students' career opportunities and advancement potential. Students will create interactive co...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    19
  • Credit Type:

Interaction Design - Associate in Science

Rochester Community and Technical College offers an Interaction Design Associate in Science Degree that provides students with two years of experience in order to transfer to a higher learning ins...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts & Science / Computer Graphics

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Online Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design. The curriculum is 180 credit hours: 25 credit hours of foundation studies, 90 credit...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    40
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Simulation and Game Development

Simulation and Game Development is a challenging and profitable career path, and can be rewarding to those with a passion for video games and simulations.  Entry-level salaries may range from...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    67
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Applied Science - Video Game Development

Yavapai College Associate of Applied Science - Accounting Accounting is defined as the theory and system of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the financial records (b...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    61
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, primarily associate's, Private, not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    177
  • Credit Type:

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