Where Can I Find Online Schools for Gaming Art?

An online program in the field of gaming art prepares you for a variety of careers, including those as a game tester, 3D character builder, background artist or interactive designer. Read on to learn about schools that offer online instruction in gaming art at the certificate, bachelor's degree and master's degree levels. Schools offering Game Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Online Gaming Art Program Overview

Several schools offer online certificate and degree programs that include instruction in creating art for video games. Students in online programs can access classes and complete assignments on their own schedules. They need computers with high-speed Internet connections, and they may also be required to have special software and equipment.

Important Facts About Online Gaming Art Courses

Degrees Available at bachelor and master level, in art, fine art or science
Degree Field Interactive design, digital art, game programming/development
Prerequisites High school diploma (or equivalent)
Possible Careers Game programmer, digital artist, animator/rigger, UI designer

Savannah College of Art and Design

The eLearning division of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) offers a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media with a concentration in game development and a Master of Arts in Interactive Design and Game Development. SCAD's programs focus on designing and developing interactive media for use in video games and other applications. Courses include drawing, color theory, dimensional design, digital design and programming. Students also learn about the history of the gaming industry, and they learn to critique and analyze games.

Southern New Hampshire University

This school offers online bachelor's degree programs in game design and development with specialization options in interactive storytelling/supporting arts and game development/supporting technologies. Students in these programs learn to create characters, design backgrounds and create whole environments. Course topics include storyboarding, 3D modeling, scripting, animation and game play mapping.

Salary and Job Outlook

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that multimedia artists and animators earned a median annual salary of $72,520 as of May 2018. Art and design workers made $46,660 while computer programmers made $84,280.

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