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The Best Online Certificates in Game Design and Game Art 2021

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The Best Online Certificates in Game Design and Game Art 2021
RankSchoolLocation
1Olivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, Illinois
2Coastal Pines Technical CollegeWaycross, Georgia
3Gordon State CollegeBarnesville, Georgia
4Atlanta Technical CollegeAtlanta, Georgia
5Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical CollegeMoorefield, West Virginia
6Mid-Plains Community CollegeNorth Platte, Nebraska
7Hillsborough Community CollegeTampa, Florida
8Rappahannock Community CollegeGlenns, Virginia
9Brunswick Community CollegeBolivia, North Carolina
10Waubonsee Community CollegeSugar Grove, Illinois
11Clovis Community CollegeClovis, New Mexico
12Guilford Technical Community CollegeJamestown, North Carolina
13New River Community and Technical CollegeBeaver, West Virginia

This is a ranking of the best online certificate programs in Game Design and Game Art in the U.S. This ranking is designed for online students to make informed decisions when choosing an online certificate program. Most of these online Game Design and online Game Art certificate programs are available at Community and Technical colleges.

Certificate programs are short in duration, usually lasting from three to nine months, and as a result usually have high graduation rates. They’re highly specialized, and low in cost.

As a strategy, online students who want to pursue working in the Video Game industry after graduating with a bachelor’s degree, may want to get a Certificate in Game Design, and get a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. This strategy may allow for a kind of fall-back safety degree in Computer Science. A Certificate in Game Design that accompanies a Computer Science degree may bolster a resume for job applicants applying with professional video game developer companies.

Game Design Career Information:

Game Design Careers Average Salaries with a Bachelor’s DegreeGrowth Rate
Game Developer$101,644.00*26%
Game Designer$66,152.00**
*ZipRecruiter, **PayScale

Animation Career Information:

Graphic Design and Animation Careers Bachelor’s Degree: Average SalaryGrowth Rate
Multimedia Artists and Animators$77,700.004%
Graphic Designers$53,380-4%
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ranking Methodology

This Best Online Certificates in Game Design and Game Art 2021 ranking was created using Successful Student's ranking algorithm. This algorithm uses the following data points to calculate a school's ranking placement:

Learn more about our methodology.

The Best Online Certificates in Game Design and Game Art

1.Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Olivet Nazarene University offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist .

  • Enrollment: 4,317
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 65%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $36,080
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: $13,420
  • Retention Rate: 77%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $100
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 8%

2.Coastal Pines Technical College

Waycross, Georgia

Coastal Pines Technical College offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist.

  • Enrollment: 4,498
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $2,147
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 58%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $90
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 14%

3.Gordon State College

Barnesville, Georgia

Gordon State College offers the online Certificate Technology: Digital Game Artist.

  • Enrollment: 3,495
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $2,563
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 51%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $94
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 11%

4.Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Technical College offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist.

  • Enrollment: 3,797
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $2,400
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 58%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $94
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 20%

5.Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Moorefield, West Virginia

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist.

  • Enrollment: 530
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $3,432
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 72%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $92
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 10%

6.Mid-Plains Community College

North Platte, Nebraska

Mid-Plains Community College offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist.

  • Enrollment: 2,125
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $2,820
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 67%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $94
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 23%

7.Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, Florida

Hillsborough Community College offers the online Certificate Game Authoring.

  • Enrollment: 22,404
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $1,931
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 62%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $72
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 20%

8.Rappahannock Community College

Glenns, Virginia

Rappahannock Community College offers the online Career Studies Certificate: Game Design and Development.

  • Enrollment: 2,909
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $4,620
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 54%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $72
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 19%

9.Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, North Carolina

Brunswick Community College offers the online Certificate in Simulation and Game Development.

  • Enrollment: 1,585
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $2,432
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 67%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $82
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 27%

10.Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Waubonsee Community College offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist, and the online Certificate in Video Game Design and Development.

  • Enrollment: 8,665
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $8,935
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 72%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $55
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 11%

11.Clovis Community College

Clovis, New Mexico

Clovis Community College offers the online Certificate of Achievement: Fundamentals of Game Design.

  • Enrollment: 2,902
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $1,296
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 66%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $86
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 33%

12.Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, North Carolina

Guilford Technical Community College offers the online Certificate Information Technology: Simulation and Game Development.

  • Enrollment: 11,070
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $2,128
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 55%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $75
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 21%

13.New River Community and Technical College

Beaver, West Virginia

New River Community and Technical College offers the online Certificate: Digital Game Artist .

  • Enrollment: 1,212
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Reported
  • Six Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • In State Average Undergraduate Tuition: $4,372
  • In State Average Graduate Tuition: Not Reported
  • Retention Rate: 36%
  • First Time Undergraduates Awarded Aid: $87
  • Undergrad Students Fully Online: 38%