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Games explore complex ideas, systems, and how we engage with one another and communities. As a student, you will learn how to create games from the ground up, researching, designing, and developing emergent narratives and worlds that connect people through play.
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Type
Undergraduate, BFA
Credits
126
Duration
4 Years
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Art,
Digital Arts and Animation

Game Arts at Pratt

The Game Arts program offers a comprehensive education in the art of game design. In the program, you will learn all the necessary skills to work in AAA studios, indie game startups, game-adjacent fields, or as independent artists exploring the medium. The curriculum emphasizes game history and theory alongside collaborative group projects where students learn to navigate the complexities of team dynamics, problem-solving, and project management, found in professional game development environments.

Students dive deep into game creation within our studio courses, honing their craft through a variety of approaches. They master 3D modeling, unravel the intricacies of game development and programming, craft compelling narratives, and design intuitive user interfaces and experiences. Additionally, our students explore the nuances of level design, tabletop game design, animation, and XR (extended reality) design. This broad spectrum of skills prepares them to address the dynamic challenges of modern game development.

The Experience

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The Game Arts degree introduces an amazing range of tools and techniques taught by internationally renowned faculty. Studio courses factor in every semester, lending ample opportunity to create an impressive graduation portfolio. Most courses are located in our award-winning Myrtle Hall facility, which is less than 30 minutes away from hundreds of New York’s world famous cultural institutions, many of which sponsor our students through internships, and employ them upon graduation.  When not in class, our students are soaking up the limitless screenings, openings, festivals, shows and exhibitions that are occurring throughout the year in New York City.

Digital Arts Facilities

Students in the Game Arts BFA have excellent facilities with access to state of the art Windows/PC computer stations. These computers are loaded with top of the line software including Unity, Maya, Houdini, TouchDesigner, Unreal, Nuke, Adobe Suite, ProTools, and much more. BFA students also have access to shared Digital Arts facilities that include a green screen room, audio editing suite, a variety of 3D printers, laser cutter, ink-jet printers and a world-class surround-sound VR production/presentation suite. Further access to Pratt Institute facilities is also available, including fine art workshops and a large photogrammetry volume. 

Internships

The Department of Digital Arts and Animation offers an internship program tailored to digital artists. Throughout the academic year, students partake in internship opportunities at a variety of studios and companies in the metropolitan New York area, gaining skills and experience in areas covering animation, visual effects, motion graphics, game design, interaction design, fine arts, and publishing. 

The internship program places students on their career paths, providing experiences that aid in determining their educational and professional goals. Internships may be taken for college credit by both undergraduate and graduate students. While the Department has our own Internship Coordinator, students may also want to visit Pratt’s extensive network and dedicated staff that supports and facilitates Internships and Industry Connections.

Study Abroad

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Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the college experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world. See where you can go.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learn more.

Our Faculty

Pratt’s Digital Arts faculty of talented artists and professionals bring to the classroom their experience as exhibiting artists or creatives for leading production studios. See all Digital Arts and Animation faculty and administrators.

Culture & Community

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Associate Professor

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Our Alumni

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Game Arts graduates become leading contributors to the arts with a commitment to the cultural enrichment of their world. After graduation, Pratt Alumni can be found featured in important publications, exhibiting in galleries and new media institutions and working in major creative industries.

Ready for More?

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Join us at Pratt. Learn more about admissions requirements, plan your visit, talk to a counselor, and start your application. Take the next step.Building your portfolio can be daunting. We’ll answer your questions and help you feel confident about the portfolio you submit with your application. Start building your portfolio, now.You’ll find yourself at home at Pratt. Learn more about our residence halls, student organizations, athletics, gallery exhibitions, events, the amazing City of New York and our Brooklyn neighborhood communities. Check us out.
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  • OPEN CALL ARA ALBANNFA STUDENTS
• Submit your artwork to exhibit at Synchrony Financial‘s
Stamford Connecticut Hub.
• Paid Exhibition Opportunity
• Artwork transportation provided.
Apply by May 22, 2024
  • DDA Best of Animation at today!!!
May 14th,2024 6:00-9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Theater 07
  • Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
  • 2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. 

The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
  • Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
  • DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
  • Pratt Digital Arts
MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
One Art Space
23 Warren Street, New York, NY 

May 1 - 4, 2024, 1pm - 6pm daily
Opening reception: May 3, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Artists:
Yige Bai
Donna Dimitrova
Yuyan Huang
Yoorim Kim
Eunbin Nam
Jun Yeri
Suirun Zhao
Yuan Fang
Yue Fei
Kaylee Jang
Ananda Ray
Abner Wang
Jianhao Zheng
Ailun Zhou
Yuyan Yvonne Wang
Jiuwen Zeng

Pratt Institute, School of Art, Department of Digital Arts presents a group exhibition of Thesis works by graduating MFA students, and the Capstone Projects of graduating BFA students of Art & Technology and Interactive Digital Arts. All works are exhibited at One Art Space in Tribeca.
  • Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
  • Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22

Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit!
#volvoxlabs
OPEN CALL ARA ALBANNFA STUDENTS
• Submit your artwork to exhibit at Synchrony Financial‘s
Stamford Connecticut Hub.
• Paid Exhibition Opportunity
• Artwork transportation provided.
Apply by May 22, 2024
OPEN CALL ARA ALBANNFA STUDENTS • Submit your artwork to exhibit at Synchrony Financial‘s Stamford Connecticut Hub. • Paid Exhibition Opportunity • Artwork transportation provided. Apply by May 22, 2024
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DDA Best of Animation at today!!!
May 14th,2024 6:00-9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Theater 07
DDA Best of Animation at today!!! May 14th,2024 6:00-9:00pm Alamo Drafthouse Theater 07
1 month ago
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Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award.
Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
Congratulations to Donna for the People’s Choice award. Shout out to @touchdesigner for sponsoring the prize!
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2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. 

The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. 

The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
2D Animation Studio II and 3D Post Production visited Hornet NYC https://www.hellohornet.com/about on Tuesday April 23rd. The head of talent development, Catrina Scaglione, organized the visit for our Pratt students. We met with studio artists Nate, staff member who works with 2D and 3D animation, and Sammy, head of 2D Cell animation, along with talent coordinator Sam to review the studio workflow, discuss how their studio works with clients, their career path, and internships.
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Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
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DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show
May 3th. 05 pm
4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
DDA‘s Sophomore Animation Show May 3th. 05 pm 4E•3 - Myrtle Hall
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Pratt Digital Arts
MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024
One Art Space
23 Warren Street, New York, NY 

May 1 - 4, 2024, 1pm - 6pm daily
Opening reception: May 3, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Artists:
Yige Bai
Donna Dimitrova
Yuyan Huang
Yoorim Kim
Eunbin Nam
Jun Yeri
Suirun Zhao
Yuan Fang
Yue Fei
Kaylee Jang
Ananda Ray
Abner Wang
Jianhao Zheng
Ailun Zhou
Yuyan Yvonne Wang
Jiuwen Zeng

Pratt Institute, School of Art, Department of Digital Arts presents a group exhibition of Thesis works by graduating MFA students, and the Capstone Projects of graduating BFA students of Art & Technology and Interactive Digital Arts. All works are exhibited at One Art Space in Tribeca.
Pratt Digital Arts MFA / BFA Art & Technology Exhibition :: 2024 One Art Space 23 Warren Street, New York, NY May 1 - 4, 2024, 1pm - 6pm daily Opening reception: May 3, 2024 5:30pm - 8:30pm Artists: Yige Bai Donna Dimitrova Yuyan Huang Yoorim Kim Eunbin Nam Jun Yeri Suirun Zhao Yuan Fang Yue Fei Kaylee Jang Ananda Ray Abner Wang Jianhao Zheng Ailun Zhou Yuyan Yvonne Wang Jiuwen Zeng Pratt Institute, School of Art, Department of Digital Arts presents a group exhibition of Thesis works by graduating MFA students, and the Capstone Projects of graduating BFA students of Art & Technology and Interactive Digital Arts. All works are exhibited at One Art Space in Tribeca.
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Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
Day 1 of the install @OAS for MFA/BFA Art + Technology Exhibition
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Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22

Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit!
#volvoxlabs
Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22

Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit!
#volvoxlabs
Tour of Volvox Labs in Greenpoint @April 22 Thanks to the Volvox Labs team for giving us this opportunity to visit! #volvoxlabs
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