The Game Design BFA is a 4-year Bachelors of Fine Arts program. We are located inside NYU’s famous Tisch School of the Arts, and like other Tisch programs in film, dance, and theater, we look at games as a creative form of art. Students in the BFA program learn about game design, game development, and game scholarship, alongisde a rigorous study in the liberal arts, preparing them for careers as game designers, developers, scholars, and critics and other creative fields in the 21st century.

The program structure first introduces you to the fundamentals of games through the lenses of design, technology, and culture. As you progress in the program, you have the flexibility to discover and pursue your own interests, taking courses that range from collaborative game production to critical analysis to specialized elements of visual and audio design. At the conclusion of your BFA study, you complete a senior project, either as an individual or with a group.

For a breakdown of costs of attendance, please see this very helpful guide from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.