Overview for Game Arts Option - 3D Digital Design BFA
Why Study the Game Arts Design Degree at RIT?
Game Arts Lecturers: Game arts professionals are invited to RIT to lead lectures, discussions, and demos that give you an informed industry perspective.
Industry Networking: Take part in Creative Industry Day, which allows you to connect with professionals in your field of study.
Strong Career Paths: Graduates have been hired by leading studios, such as Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment, to work on games for all platforms.
The game arts design degree allows you to pursue creative interests in game arts, from designing virtual elements and lighting to animated characters and backgrounds. An innovative and adaptive curriculum prepares you for a career in the emergent fields associated with games culture while encouraging critical analysis of these fields through the dynamic courses offered throughout RIT. Visit the 3D digital design BFA program page for information on curriculum and elective courses for this option.
RIT’s Game Arts Design Degree
The game arts degree offers an innovative and adaptive curriculum that prepares you for a career in emergent fields associated with games culture, exposing you to the advanced technologies, interactive interfaces, and explorative processing necessary in game arts. While technologies constantly change, this option focuses on teaching lifelong skills of critical and design thinking and collaboration through a game arts focus.
You will graduate well-positioned to pursue careers in the game arts industry. Alumni and faculty are the creative minds behind the environments, characters, and objects in games you know and love. Graduates have been hired by leading studios to work on games for all platforms. Hiring partners include Bethesda, Insomniac Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Workinman Interactive.
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First-year students can apply Early Decision by Jan. 1 to get an admissions and financial aid estimate by mid-January.
What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your art and design co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your artistic capabilities in dynamic professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Students in the game arts option are strongly encouraged to complete a cooperative education or internship experience.
Creative Industry Days
Connect with Design Industry Leaders
RIT’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education hosts Creative Industry Days, which connects students majoring in art, design, film and animation, photography, and select computing majors with companies, organizations, creative agencies, design firms, and more. Creative Industry Days are a series of events that allow you to network with company representatives and interview directly for open co-op and full-time employment positions.
3D Digital Design Reel
A compilation of student work from the last few years.
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