Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Game Design and Development Specialization


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Game Design and Development Specialization can equip you to become a skilled producer of games and interactive environments. As a truly interdisciplinary degree, you will initially focus on art generation and creative tools, and then collaborate with Math and Computing students to create 2D and 3D interactive digital experiences. Students are taught the skills that encompass game design, programming, art, and sound. Students will produce playable games for various platforms such as PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. Do you want you to be a professional? Join us. We can help. 

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders, with professional preparation common to the BFA degree, is why you can graduate feeling ready to take on the world. The structure of the program provides you with the experience and environment to build your skillset and confidence. You will experience the intellectual and aesthetic principles used by successful game designers to create with and for people. You will be prepared to self-motivate and self-educate to adapt to the ever-changing future of digital technology.

Professional preparation and specialized instruction means that over 65% of your classes at ORU are dedicated to your major starting the first semester you arrive. Combined with the studio environment, you will spend more time than the average student learning what is essential for success. Through our studio environment, mentorship, portfolio reviews, collaborative projects, and internship requirements you can be assured you will experience workplace expectations before you graduate, regardless of what the future holds.  

But a future proof degree represents more than just technical skills. The Game Design and Development Specialization will expose you to design thinking, creative problem-solving, interdisciplinary tools and design challenges our modern gaming environments require. Through the careful placement and cultivation of theory, brainstorming and practice, the critical skill sets ORU is famous for will provide leadership opportunities for those willing to accept the challenge. Paired with our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education, you can truly set yourself apart as an leader and professional to impact the world. 

Are you up for the challenge? Do you want to be a professional too?

What can I do with a BFA in Game Design?

Talented and creative graduates can enjoy successful careers, including:  

  • Game Artist
  • Conceptual Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Asset Producer
  • Producer/Project Manager
  • Game Developer
  • Level Designer
  • Producer/Project Manager
  • Independent Game Developer/Entrepreneur
  • Instructional Developer
  • Advertising or Brand Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Photography

What classes will I take? 

  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Figure Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Animation and Motion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Art and Design History
  • Digital Photography
  • Project Management
  • Introductory Programming
  • 2D Game Prototyping and Demo Production
  • 3D Game Prototyping and Demo Production
  • Internship


Why does ORU’s BFA in Game Design stand out?

In addition to the intellectual preparation you will receive, the philosophy of Whole Person Education fosters and creates an atmosphere of collaboration, nurtures the imagination and courts the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. By dedicating ourselves to being masters of the divine gifts we have been given, we represent Whole Leaders for the Whole World, especially in the dark and desperate places in our culture.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The program follows the guidelines established by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. The Gloria B. Scholarship Fund is also available to art majors. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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