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Visual & Game ProgrammingDegree Programs

Student Game Demos on Display

On March 15, 16, and 17, The Art Institutes will return for another action-packed Gaming Expo at SXSW, showcasing games from the talented students at The Art Institute of Austin, The Art Institute of Dallas, The Art Institute of Houston, and The Art Institute of San Antonio.


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I want to bring ideas to life.

There’s a market for creative minds who have the talent and tenacity it takes to breathe life into the ideas behind video game levels, characters, and stories. Those who succeed in this competitive field are able to combine a programmer’s skills and an artist’s vision to take on both creative and technical challenges. If you think you’re ready to test yourself in that market, our Visual & Game Programming degree program is the place to start. Using industry-driven programming tools, you’ll enhance the skills you already have and develop the ones you’ll need to spark imaginations...and start a career where you do what you love. From start to finish, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll be intense. Demanding. All-consuming. And totally worth it.

I want to make a name for myself. And earn a living.

It’s not easy combining art and design skills with technical know-how. Our rigorous, intensely hands-on Visual & Game Programming School blends traditional animation skills with the technical skills required to create three-dimensional graphics animation. You’ll work with classmates on team projects as you study everything from Interactive Experience Design to Programming for Visual Simulations. Choose a campus below to learn more about our program offerings.


*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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EA and Lucasfilm Creative Directors Visit their Alma Mater
EA and Lucasfilm Creative Directors Visit their Alma Mater, Ai Pittsburgh

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh welcomed back alumni, and award-winning video game and entertainment industry professionals, Stig Asmussen (Associate in Specialized Technology- Computer Animation & Multimedia, 1998) and Hezekiah (Hez) Chorba (Associate in Specialized Technology- Industrial Design Technology, 1997).

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