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Game On! Design a Career in the Gaming Industry

Gaming is one of the most popular pastimes in the country. From tabletop favorites at family fun night to action-packed online adventures, each game relies on the skills and talent of designers.

As you earn your Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Game Arts, you’ll get to design games, create 2D and 3D characters and scenarios, and even beta-test games with classmates and faculty members who love gaming as much as you do. You’ll also learn what it take to get a game to market, including how entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to bring their creations to life.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll learn to:


How long does it take?

Graduate in as few as 18 months by taking 15 credits per quarter, year round


How much can I make?

Mean salary for multimedia artists and animators.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016


How long do classes last?

BEAU offers four start times each year so that you can get going on your degree right away.

BEAU Is No Ordinary Arts School



Instead of classrooms, you’ll get 24/7 access to creative spaces, specialty labs, and studios furnished with industry-standard equipment.



Animation careers are built on more than just concept art. That’s why BEAU teams up with the local art industry to offer real-world experience and internships. You’ll graduate with a portfolio that will impress any exec.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

BEAU helps make college more affordable for our students. We’ll help you explore scholarships, grants, loans, and tuition discounts. Liberal transfer credit policies let you build on prior education.


You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who bring their real-world knowledge to you. They’ve spent years building successful careers and will help you do the same.

Curriculum Designed for Game Artists

Game Animation

You’ll learn what it takes to breathe life and emotion into a 3D character. In a team environment, you’ll create an animated sequence for a game.

Game Modeling

You’ll learn to create a rich gaming environment through the development of all of the little gadgets and gizmos that fill up a scene. You’ll learn to use ZBrush and Maya and produce a model suitable for a Next-Gen game.

2D Games

You’ll learn the fundamentals of creating a two-dimensional game. You’ll explore basic programming or scripting through programs such as Flash or SCRATCH. Through your courses you’ll complete a functioning 2D game.

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the Game Art BFA specialization program are prepared for careers as:

  • Game developer
  • Animator
  • Special effects artist
  • Game designer
  • Product designer
  • Character modeler

Gainful Employment Disclosure

“[The instructors have] knowledge and experience straight from the industry. [They know] exactly what you’re coming here for and what you want to come out with; they can tell you life stories.” — Jared Williamson

Ready for More?

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