Shawnee State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Gaming and Simulation degree curriculum equips you with both the theoretical foundation and focused skills you need to take your career to the next level in one of the 21st Century’s fastest-growing segments.
The program establishes foundational gaming knowledge by exploring the history of art and aesthetics. Next, you’ll take courses on preproduction and game design and development that focus your studies on the application of art to games and simulation.
As you progress through the curriculum, art gaming electives allow you to tailor the program to your specific area of interest. In addition to gaining the theoretical knowledge you need, you’ll acquire practical experience through participation in a joint senior project in the Game Engineering program, which will build up your skills in animation, art asset development, game design and motion capture.
The curriculum enhances the classroom theory behind video game design with two unique value-added resources: our state-of-the-art Motion Capture Studio Lab and our annual Art & Technology Game Conference.
The Motion Capture Studio Lab is where students simulate video game animation and fine-tune game movements. It offers you a competitive advantage in educational technology and will bolster your employability upon completion of the curriculum.
Shawnee State hosts an annual Art & Technology Game Conference—an interactive digital technology event that draws game developers, students, and industry leaders from across the nation. It’s an invaluable opportunity to share ideas and form business relationships that lead to career success.
If you’re looking for a video game school that provides maximum value for your hard-earned dollar, look no further than Shawnee State University. Recognized as a Center of Excellence in Immersive Technology, we’ve earned a reputation as a leading university in the field, in southern Ohio and beyond. In fact, Princeton Review has recognized Shawnee State’s game design program as one of the nation’s best for seven consecutive years.
We’re a public university offering a highly personalized, affordable and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and ideas. Our approach: focus on students, first and foremost. One of Ohio’s best educational values, our tuition is among the lowest in the state. Combine affordability with small class sizes and personal attention from faculty and staff, and it’s clear that Shawnee State University is a regional leader in higher education value.
*Prices are estimates only and are subject to final approval of the Shawnee Advantage program by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and adoption by the SSU Board of Trustees. Final costs vary depending on your selected housing, meal plan, and course options.