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Design the Games of the Future with Our B.S. in IT – Gaming Design Degree

 Have you ever dreamed of being the one creating immersive storylines and characters in award-winning games? Professional game designers typically work in every stage of game development, so your talents and passions will help you excel at concept creation, art, mechanics, and code. By earning a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Gaming Design, you can be prepared to pursue full-time or contract work as a game designer in this rapidly growing field.

Our program will equip you with the technical skills necessary for success in the video game industry. You will study topics like 3D graphics, interactive game development, digital imaging, software programming, and mobile and web development. Once you obtain your bachelor’s in gaming design, you will be prepared to take on challenging real-world projects in this fascinating career field.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology – Gaming Design?

If you have a passion for gaming and technology, turn that passion into a career! At Liberty University, you will develop useful skills through hands-on learning experiences and accomplished professors.  We defy stereotypes by producing men and women who are Christ-centered and ready to impact a wide variety of industries as leaders and role models for their profession. If a career in the gaming industry is your goal, then let us help you reach it.

You will find many avenues of support both spiritually and mentally at Liberty University. We have many student organizations that you can join where you’ll fellowship with like-minded individuals and perhaps find the opportunity to network for future career opportunities. We also offer support through our Business Internship Program. As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources to help you find an internship with organizations all around the country.


What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Information Technology – Gaming Design Program?

Liberty University’s information technology degree, with a specialization in gaming design, provides training in the advanced technical and creative skills you need to develop and create programs, apps, video games, and more. Our mission is to produce men and women who have the skills to succeed in the video gaming industry and be a prime example of what it takes to be a Champion for Christ.

Throughout this degree, you will study:

  • Graphic design
  • Digital imaging and 3D graphics
  • The history of various types of games, controls, music, and basic animation used in video games.

The skills you gain in this degree will be essential in developing new and vibrant gaming environments. Download and review our B.S. in Information Technology – Gaming Design Degree Completion Plan.

Featured Courses

ARTS 222 – Introduction to Graphic Design

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to graphic design as a tool for visual communication.
  • Graphic design skills and topics including a brief history of typography and printing; page layout design principles, the design process, page layout, and image manipulation software, visual hierarchy, and critique will be explored in this course.
  • Students will use the acquired skills to create basic graphic design materials for a variety of uses.

ARTS 342 – Digital Imaging

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Create multiple digital images through a varied methodology.
  • Prepare digitized art for electronic media and the printed page through electronic pre-press techniques.
  • Train in a professional image-editing application.
ARTS 473 – Introduction to 3D Graphics

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to 2D and 3D design concepts and terminology.
  • Practical experience in the design and evaluation of 2D/3D still and motion graphics.
  • Students gain practical experience by storyboarding, designing, animating, and rendering 2D/3D graphic objects, and animations.
  • Train in industry standard 3D graphics programs guided by principles of design.

ARTS 474 – Interactive Game Development

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The development of arcade, scrollers, and strategy games.
  • Familiarity with several typical game development tools that do not require programming and issues such as player controls, sounds, music, and basic animations.
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Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Information Technology – Gaming Design Degree Program

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  • You can pursue multiple cognates due to the number of elective courses within your degree.
  • Our School of Business has its own 78,000 square foot building, with computer labs, student and faculty common areas, a networking and data center, and modern classrooms outfitted with the latest technology.
  • Be a part of Liberty’s Center for Cyber Excellence.
  • Like Liberty’s entire faculty, our professors care about the success and outcomes of each student.
  • You will have the opportunity to train and graduate with a variety of certificates like Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, etc.

Our Information Technology – Gaming Design Bachelor’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Our B.S. in Information Technology – Gaming Design

  • Creative Director
  • Graphics Director
  • Mobile User Interface Designer
  • Software Programmer
  • Video Game Designer

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.