The Video Game Design Program at NEIT will help you acquire the advanced skills that are the lifeblood of the gaming industry.
You will be introduced to high level programs, concepts and design challenges as you refine your mastery of a variety of industry concentrations, including game design, game analytics, UI/UX design, 2D and 3D asset creation including modeling, texturing and rigging as well as 2D and 3D animation for games.
You will have the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of the game assets developed during our program to gain employment in areas that include: game designer, 2D or 3D asset creator, character concept artist, environment artist, and UI/UX designer.Read More
The Video Game Design and Development Department has two bachelor’s tracks: the Game Development and Simulation Programming degree and the Video Game Design degree.
The Video Game Design bachelor’s degree program will ready students for entry-level and intermediate-level careers in game design, animation, and visualization as well as for entry-level and intermediate-level positions in a digital media production or game studio environment.
Building on the skills and knowledge acquired during the associate program in game design, bachelor’s degree students will learn and refine advanced design and development skills utilized in the game industry.
Video Game Design students will be immersed in high-level programs, concepts and design challenges that will aid in their development of communications skills, refine their mastery of 2-D and 3-D animation concepts and introduce them to new technology and trends relevant to the field.
An important component of the curriculum is assembling a portfolio that will include game assets developed by students.
Upon graduation, Video Game Design students will be eligible for entry-level to intermediate-level positions such as character artist, environmental artist, technical artist, level designer, and visual effects animator.
Potential Career Opportunities
Video games have evolved into a major industry, with plenty of job opportunities available for those with a related bachelor’s degree. Potential career opportunities for students include:
Video Game Designer
Character Concept Artist
2D & 3D Game Asset Creator
Game Level Designer
Quality Assurance Tester
What degree is best for video game design?
Most video game designers need a bachelor’s degree to be considered for entry-level positions. Design programs are available to students at the associate level but more advanced knowledge of art and design skills utilized in the game industry is recommended.
Is Video Game Design a major?
Video game design has become a complex science, with many degree programs dedicated to the subject. Gaming enthusiasts will be pleased to know that major institutions across the country now allow students to major in the subject with popular minors including animation, computer programming, computer science, software development, and visual effects.
Is going to college for video game design worth it?
While it is possible to launch your career without a degree in video game design, a college degree level education will introduce students to important abilities and concepts needed for entry-level. Video game design remains a competitive field. A degree will help students and future applicants stand out to potential employers.
Can you get a degree in gaming?
It is certainly possible to get a degree related to gaming. Some of the most popular majors at game design schools include simulation and visualization, game art, and development. The best degrees for students will typically include computer studies including 2-D and 3-D animation, graphic design and visual development.