BFA in Game and Entertainment Design

Otis College’s immersive BFA in Game and Entertainment Design program allows students to delve into character design, world-building, and every aspect of creating a killer game.

The Otis College BFA in Game and Entertainment Design curriculum examines all aspects of video game design and the creation of art and animation for games, apps, websites, and more. We elevate artists so they can conquer high-level challenges in this expanding field and make profound connections with gamers and users through innovative concepts, designs, and stories. This degree program is also STEM-designated, providing a unique blend of technical and creative skills that enhances career opportunities in both artistic and technology-driven industries.

Game and Entertainment Design at Otis

At Otis College, we help students understand the industry-standard pipelines involved in creating the first visual representations of characters, environments, and props for games and entertainment productions. By providing foundational skills synergized with production techniques and essential soft skills, we shape inventive and creative world builders who also benefit from studying in L.A., the entertainment capital of the world.

What You’ll Learn

In our BFA in Game and Entertainment Design program, you’ll learn how to communicate ideas and bring them to life through games and immersive experiences. We explore the composition of the industry and how games and a variety of projects are developed from  concept to finished product. We help you build skills like concept art, modeling, texturing, lighting, and pipeline game engine integration within the context of environment, storyline, and characters.

Program Curriculum

Student Work

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Student game design rendering
Student game design rendering

Career Possibilities

Follow in the footsteps of alumni who are shaping the future of game and entertainment design.

Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would also be useful include:
  • Unreal Engine Animator
  • Junior 3D Generalist / Cinematic Animator
  • 2D/ 3D CG Artist
  • CG Texture Artist
  • Unreal Engine Artist
  • CG Modeler Hard Surface/Organic
  • Character Modeler/Sculptor
  • VFX Artist
  • Scan Data Artist
  • Real-Time Dev Artist
  • Game Art Development 
  • VR/AR Artist
  • Feature Animation
  • VFX Artists
  • Environment Artist
  • Character Modeler
  • Character Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • User Interface (UI) Artist
  • Game Engine Artist

Careers and Internships


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Earning Potential

Video game design careers reward hard work and experience. According to a February 2022 report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), U.S. tech salaries are rising.

Game and Entertainment Design Faculty

Otis College Game and Entertainment Design faculty are accomplished artists and industry professionals. They bring professional expertise to students to prepare them for practice or advanced study.

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Joffery Black

Chair of Game and Entertainment Design

Department: Game and Entertainment Design

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