Game Design & Development Degrees

B.F.A. Game Design & Development and B.S. in Computer Science
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The world is going digital. Entertainment is no exception. Sales of computer and video games have grown consistently over the past ten years and the industry is predicted to expand even more. Serious games feature the use of interactive game technologies within non-entertainment sectors for training, advertising, simulation or education.

This is the future. Do you want to be a part of it? At UW-Stout we offer a BFA degree focused on the visual aspects and a BS degree centered on the functional aspects of the design and development of video games. Pick your path and learn more about getting your degree in Game Design and Development!

B.F.A Game Design & Development

  • First and only BFA in Game Design in Wisconsin, Minnesota & Iowa.
  • Part of UW-Stout's School of Art & Design, which has more than 1,000 students and 60 faculty and staff.
  • Faculty-led Study Abroad courses to Los Angeles and San Francisco each year.
  • Industry Projects with the Jim Henson Company, National Park Service, and many more.
  • Computer and video game companies, directly and indirectly, employ more than 120,000 people in 34 states with the average salary for direct employees at $75,000.
  • Traditional and digital facilities, including Virtual Reality headsets and 3D printing.

B.F.A. Game Design & Development - Art

Do you want to be game artist? With core skills in art and design, you'll create visual elements like 3D characters and environments, levels, and animations.
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B.S. Computer Science (Game Design & Development Concentration)

  • First and only game design and development program accredited under the Computer Science curriculum by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET in the world.
  • Part of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics which has over 200 faculty and 2700 students of which 750 students are in the computing fields.
  • 100% placement rate, $54,000 average salary
  • Required co-op industry experience (average $16/hour) with opportunities for undergraduate research, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and attendance at Game Conferences.
  • E3 College Game Competition 2013 co-winner and CHI Play 2014 finalist.

B.S. Computer Science

With hands-on experiences, you'll gain the analytical and technical skills needed to create user-friendly, graphically-based software.
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