A Top-Ranked Online Game Design Degree Program
Gain the background you need for a career in a game studio environment. Through a curriculum that only requires basic programming skills to start, you can develop your skills using game engines like Unreal and Unity.
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Create the Next Big Game
Gain the skills to enter a growing and competitive field with the online Bachelor of Arts in Game Design program from Lindenwood University. As you learn from experienced faculty who understand the dynamic nature of the industry, you will prepare for a career in a game studio environment.
Our online game design degree program teaches you key topics that include advanced game design and production. You will explore what it takes to develop games from conception to application, including storytelling and character development. The relevant curriculum also covers aesthetics, immersion, usability, and game economics.
Only basic programming knowledge is required when you earn your game design degree online. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn on two- and three-dimensional game engines such as Unreal and Unity.
This program is ranked as No. 1 by The Best Schools for the “Best Online Bachelor’s in Game Design Program“s and No. 2 on Best Colleges’ list of the “Best Online Bachelor’s in Video Game Design Programs“.
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Transfer Your Credits
We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.
In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.Transfer Your Credits
A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed
Through our online game design degree program, you will gain key competencies that will help you excel in this evolving field.
After completing your general education requirements, you will explore 30 credit hours of foundational courses in areas such as design, visual storytelling, and game development. You will select 21 credit hours of art and design or game electives. This program also requires the completion of a capstone course.Explore Curriculum
To apply to our online game design degree program, you must submit the following:
- Online application
- All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.
If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:
- Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)
What It’s Like to Study Online
Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.
Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.Online Student Life
Cost to Attend
We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online game design degree program is offered at just $450 per credit hour.
In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.Full Tuition Details
- Effectively create two- and three-dimensional games from the character development stages through production and application
- Understand the various genres of games, along with the basic psychology related to gaming
- Exhibit skills in using design software to create vector graphics and animation
Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your game design degree online include:
- Multimedia artist or animator: $72,520
- Art director: $92,780
- Concept artist: $52,839
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.
You can complete the online BA in Game Design in 24 months.
In addition to Lindenwood’s required general education courses, the online BA in Game Design program requires 18 game design courses. View the curriculum for this program here.
Once you’ve completed the online BA in Game Design, you’ll have the credential for diverse creative careers, including positions such as multimedia artist and animator, art director, and concept artist. Your bachelor’s in game design will also serve as the credential you need to pursue a master’s degree and career advancement opportunities.