Master’s in Game Design
Play a Role in Gaming Innovation
Ready to make your next move in your gaming career? An online master’s in game design from Lindenwood University can help you further develop your approach to game design and development.
Through this 100% online game art degree program you’ll have the opportunity to build on your experience and expertise across the lifecycle of game design and development—including mobile gaming, visual elements, logo design, 3D modeling, texturing, character design and much more.
Enhance your core research, seminar, and thesis emphases in your area of focus through three portfolio project courses, as well as an in-program internship component. Take advantage of accelerated degree completion—complete your bachelor’s degree in game art and design online in as little as one year!
Program at a Glance
Cost per Credit
Your online master’s in game art and design can help you advance your expertise as a techno-creative in the gaming industry, preparing you to take on greater challenges and lead in innovation—from the concept development, to quality assurance testing of finalized gaming applications. The online master’s game art degree prepares you to take the lead in game development through an exploration of the following areas:
- Concept Design
- Arts Entrepreneurship
- Game Development
- 3D Animation
An MA game art degree can prepare graduates for opportunities in the exciting, cutting-edge field of gaming. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for a special effects artist and animator is $78,790. For those interested in the technical side of the industry, application software developers can earn a lucrative, median salary of $109,020 annually.
For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:
- Online Application
- Letter of intent/personal statement, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
- Official undergraduate transcript(s) as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended
- Transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate degree in related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all major coursework.
- The official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required if GPA is below 3.0.
- Contact information for three academic and/or professional references.
- 1,000-word statement of purpose describing applicant’s goals.
- Specific deliverables depending on area of study, such as a writing sample and/or portfolio of work.
The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to nine credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on your area of study, a portfolio may be required. To find out if your area of study requires a portfolio submission, contact your enrollment counselor.
No, we do not charge any fees in addition to tuition.
Yes, there are scholarships available. Learn more about our transfer policy.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.