The Northeastern Digital Arts and Game Design Program was rated 38th among digital arts programs within the country.
The BFA in digital art and game design combined major offers students an opportunity to develop skills in the visual arts within games, while focusing on the depth of knowledge required to be successful in a highly competitive industry. The continuing revolution in digital computing and animation has produced a rapidly evolving field for artists who create aesthetics, characters, and environments for games. The combined majors encourage students to think and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams. The collaborative approach helps all team members to understand the context in which their asset contributions are used and to develop visual design skills in the service of larger experiential goals. Students have many opportunities to collaborate with their peers and work with students in all game design combined majors, culminating in a two-semester senior capstone. Students will have a home college in the College of Arts, Media and Design but will have a minimum of four interdisciplinary courses where students interact and work together with students in the BS in computer science degree.