College of Arts and Humanities

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Game Design (BA)

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Game Design (BA)

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Craft Worlds, Create Legends: Your Game Design Adventure Starts Now!

Bachelor of Arts (BA) offered in On-campus and Online formats.

St. Charles / St. Louis / Online
Game Design (BA)

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Unlock Your Creative Power: Game Design (BA) Program at Lindenwood University 

Welcome, player! Prepare to embark on a journey into the exhilarating world of game design at Lindenwood University. Our Bachelor of Arts in Game Design isn't just a degree; it's your portal to the cutting-edge of the gaming industry. With a curriculum that's a power-up for your creativity, you'll dive into both theory and hands-on practice, launching you into a future where your imagination knows no bounds.

"The Game Design program at Lindenwood University challenged me to take my dream seriously. From working with peers to learning from professionals, I was given the opportunity to grow my skills and portfolio. I've found that as I work in the industry the academic perspective, I've developed toward game design has served me well in being an effective developer, especially when communicating my design visions with peers."

- Luke Hoffman 

Where Game Design Meets Innovation

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Are you the kind of person who doesn't just play games but lives and breathes them? Do you often find yourself immersed in a game, only to pause and think, "How did the designer make this? Or How could this be even more amazing?" If you're nodding your head, Lindenwood University's BA in Game Design is calling your name.

Is the BA in Game Design at Lindenwood University Right for You?

This St. Louis Bachelor in Game Design program is tailor-made for those with a creative spark and a deep curiosity about what makes games tick. It's for those who are intrigued by game dynamics and passionate about creating compelling, immersive gaming experiences.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Advanced Game Design and Production: Dive into courses that take you from concept to creation, mastering industry essentials like game aesthetics, immersion, usability, and more.
  • Foundational Skills: Delve into storytelling and character development, essential skills for any aspiring game designer.
  • Project-Based Learning: Engage in a curriculum where project and portfolio courses are threaded throughout, ensuring you gain relevant and comprehensive experience.

Design, Create, Innovate: The Game Design Revolution Awaits

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Our curriculum goes beyond the basics. It dives deep into advanced game design and production courses, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to bring your gaming concepts to life.
Spend your days prototyping, testing and rapidly iterating game ideas in project-based courses that mirror real studio challenges. We'll equip you with advanced technical skills plus essential foundations like storytelling and character development. It's a comprehensive education where you'll delve into a diverse range of game design topics, from aesthetics to economics, while building a robust portfolio.

Level Up Your Future

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We're all about hands-on learning. Our Game Design BA degree program incorporates immersive reality technologies and virtual reality headsets. Why? Because we believe in fully immersive educational experiences. When you're immersed, you engage more deeply, understand more profoundly, and connect more meaningfully with your instructors and peers. It's about learning in a whole new dimension.

Your Path to Success

Choose your learning style. Whether you prefer online flexibility or the energy of on-campus courses, our program offers both. Dive into major coursework and fulfill general education requirements, all while pursuing your passion for game design. Our online and hybrid courses include Game Development, Concept Design, and 3D Animation.

What Lies Ahead

In the competitive world of game design, your path is wide open. Become a game designer, programmer, tester, or artist—each with its unique specialty. Explore roles like mechanics designer, writer, concept artist, modeler, art director, engine specialist, or games tester. With a BA in Game Design from Lindenwood University, you'll have the skills and knowledge to thrive in this exciting industry.

Game Design Faculty at Lindenwood University

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Our faculty members aren't just educators; they're industry veterans and mentors. They bridge the gap between theory and real-world practice, by having the educational background and real-world, professional skills that allow them to understand the quickly changing landscape of the industry, preparing you for a career in game design.

Embark on Your Game Design Odyssey at Lindenwood University

Ready to level up? Join us on the journey of a lifetime. Your adventure in game design starts here at Lindenwood University. Be prepared to transform your passion for gaming into a vibrant career, where your dream of becoming a game design expert becomes a reality, skillfully weaving together the mechanical, spatial, and narrative elements of games. Apply now and take the first step towards a future where your creativity knows no bounds!

Awards and Rankings for Game Design

Number 2 rated Olind Bachelor's in Game Design 20242022 James Paul-Gee Learning Games Award FinalistBest Online Bachelor’s in Video Game Design Programs in 2021Best Game Design Program - 2019 - Intellegent.comBest Online Bachelors - Video Game Design 2019 - Best CollegesBest Online Schools - VideoGame Design 2019 - EDsmartBest Online Colleges - Video Game Design 2019 - SuccessfulStudent.orgBest Online Programs - Bachelor in Game Design 2019 -