The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees.

Game Art & Design

Bachelor of Science Degree Online Program

Want the challenge of designing your own video game?

If so, graduate to a future in Game Art & Design and get there online.The Game Art & Design program concentrates on the artistic side of games - not computer programming. This unique program is your first step toward becoming an artist and designer in the multi-billion-dollar game design industry.

You will strengthen your basic art and design skills. Then you’ll learn how to design gameplay and background, create characters and their environments, and apply your knowledge of video and computer games to evaluate products. You will also learn to plan the game environment and determine choices for characters.

Launch your creative career

When you graduate from the Game Art & Design program, you will have the training and skills necessary to compete for entry-level positions in the game industry, including positions such as:

  • Gameplay Tester
  • 2D Conceptual Artist
  • 3D Character Builder
  • 3D Object Modeler
  • Interactivity Designer
  • Background Artist


“The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division is an intense and challenging learning environment that is fun to be a part of. With a flexible class schedule, I am able to raise my family, work full time and earn my bachelor's degree in Interior Design. This format gives people with busy lives the opportunity to excel in higher education.” Erin Glockner - Student

“I am a stay at home mom with an 8, 6, and 2 year old. Thanks to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, I am able to fulfill my dream to be a residential designer - and I can work my schooling around my children's hours! I am so pleased with The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division - the classes, support and knowledge that I have gained will be put to good use in the new field that I am pursuing.” Jennifer Bakker - Student

“My online education has far surpassed my expectations. The resources have proven invaluable for my design work and the journey has been incredible.” Jill Rahrig - Student

“I live in a rural community which is about 200 miles (roundtrip) to the nearest city. Recently, I decided I wanted to get my degree in Interior Design, but I wasn't willing to drive that distance every day. With the price of gas as high as it is, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division has allowed me to start something I have dreamt about for awhile. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division is a great alternative to driving to school everyday.” Catherine "Alex" Green - Student