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Game, Compete and Create

Video Game Degrees from SNHU

SNHU's online and campus video game degrees can help you make the leap from gamer to game designer.

Thanks to active online and campus student communities, contests and game jams, plus access to industry events like PAX East, you'll get the firsthand experience you need to excel in gaming. Our expert instructors know the industry and can help you master the skills you need to launch your dream career.

You’ll develop those skills through our game design and development studio, Inkwell Interactive at SNHU, which opened in 2018. Use state-of-the-art technology that today’s working professionals use, and collaborate on projects with clients and partners such as Skymap Games, Retro Affect game studio and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Our students have gone on to work for industry leaders like Rockstar Games, iRobot and Obsidian Entertainment. They've found roles as programmers, artificial intelligence programmers, character artists, scripters, UI artists and 3D product modelers.

Find the right game development program for you:

BA in Game Art & Development

Find out what it takes to bring characters, creatures and new worlds to life. We'll help you flesh out your designs using today's professional principles in 3D modeling, lighting, shading, anatomy illustration, digital painting, 3D mesh topology, texturing and rigging.

BS in Game Programming & Development

Learn how to navigate back-end programming languages and state-of-the-art industry tools, including C#, C++, JavaScript and Unity, as well as Unreal gaming engines. You'll also gain skills in 3D modeling, digital sculpting and digital imaging.

Play More at SNHU

In 2018, we launched one of the first varsity esports programs in New England on our campus. As a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), our players compete at the local, regional and national levels.

SNHU is actively recruiting scholarship students for “Fortnite,” “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.” Our gamers have the opportunity to live in a new esports community on campus, and we’re now building an esports arena.

Learn more about our esports team.