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Our Program

Computer and video game companies directly and indirectly employ more than 120,000 people in 34 states. The average salary for direct employees is $75,000.

UW-Stout's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Game Design and Development is an award-winning program where students gain core skills in art and design such as drawing, 3D modeling and animation. As a game artist, you will create the visual elements necessary for games including concept art, characters, level design and animations. 

Awards and Honors

  • Named one of the best in the U.S. by Princeton Review
  • National co-champion at the E3 College Game Competition
  • Received the Student Showcase Award, International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference
  • Nationally ranked by Animation Career Review
  • Received Best Visual Quality award at the Intel University Showcase
  • Named one of the 50 Best Video Game Design Schools by The Best Schools

Game developers work in entertainment, training, advertising, simulation and education.

We offer:

  • Collaboration with computer science students
  • Courses covering two- and three-dimensional models, animation and visual effects for video games, television, movies
  • Three labs wih industry-standard hardware and software
  • AAA development kits, Intuos Cintiq Displays, HD and 3D projectors, and virtual reality headsets

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