Overview

Northeastern’s new Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) in Games emphasizes the creative side of game development. The program includes a wide array of game design, fine art, and critical practice courses, as well as training in the business aspects of running a game studio, such as project management and fundraising.

The focus of the degree is critical analysis and creative, reflective practice in the emerging field of “indie” games, geared towards developing games and playful media for an independent and fine arts context.

Students will complete the program over four years with the option of two summer co-ops. They may also:

  • Choose specific concentrations, such as visual arts
  • Combine the BFA with a minor in another field, such as journalism, computer science or psychology. Note: Only one additional course is required to complete an Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Minor in Games while majoring in another degree