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The Art Institutes Reviews of Bachelor's in Video Game Design

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Annual Tuition: $19,354

0% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Video Game Design

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Video Game Design

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Reviewed: 7/11/2019

Degree: Video Game Design

My son's experience at this school was horrible from the beginning. We should have cut our losses and withdrew the first year. But, because the credits would not transfer, he stuck with it. Their only interest is to see how much money they can squeeze out of you and the federal government through loans and grants. They are never responsive when you want to speak with someone and I have nothing good to say about the entire 4 years he was enrolled.

Huge mistake enrolling

Reviewed: 9/13/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

I did online classes with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division (I was living in Detroit, MI at the time). When they called me, they managed to get me to enroll even though I had no interest but ended up enrolling, they did waived the enrollment fee for me, however, when I was going through the student loan BS, they didn't explain it well, they told me to just sign it and they will take care of it for me. They claim that they are taking student loans on my behalf but I never consented on... Read More


Reviewed: 8/30/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

I started here in 2010 in hopes of getting a BA in Game Art and Design. Before I enrolled, I asked if I would have enough financial assistance to get my degree and was assured multiple times that it would be no issue. About 6 months after I enrolled, I was told I would have one week off a year from classes and that each class was being shortened to just 5 1/2 weeks. This was not an efficient nor appropriate amount of time to learn anything and having no real knowledge of the software, it was a miserable... Read More

Kyle P

Reviewed: 8/30/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

The most I got out of this program was learning the correct terminology to use when searching the internet for tutorials. Some teachers were dedicated and taught well, however they were far and few between. 85% of the teachers were there to do the minimum they had to do and that was all. Some teachers would pass students just so they wouldn't have to deal with them the next quarter; This is not speculation it was direct from a teacher to myself that the student had passed so that the following class... Read More


Reviewed: 8/29/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

First, I was shown fake job placement statistics, in an effort to get me to agree to sign up despite the monumental costs. After signing up and repeated assurances they'd "work with me" regarding my low income (barely 19 at the time, and during the recession), and my schedule because I had to work, they repeatedly tried to get me to quit my job and pull private loans instead of pay the remainder out of pocket, despite being rejected for the private loans and having no co-signer. They took no credits... Read More

Karela Gilbert

Reviewed: 3/29/2017

Degree: Video Game Design

I am not sure how long this school had this program active, but it was horrible. Out of all the years working towards this degree, you can fit all of the actual game classes in one year. The curriculum that was taught was not up to industry standard (behind a few years) and the program only had one instructor who had a game background - and she started teaching right out of school. There was no career placement assistance, and the school is laughed at when I submit my portfolio and resume to employers.... Read More


Reviewed: 11/25/2015

Degree: Video Game Design

I see a lot of reviewers saying that it simply takes drive, passion, and a commitment to learn the necessities for your degree. I agree entirely, but if one has such qualities, they should not waste their money here. Self-teaching is absolutely an option and I strongly encourage taking that route if it is at all possible for you. Paying for programs the school gives a discount for (such as Maya, Mudbox, ZBrush, Photoshop, ect.) and thoroughly studying tutorials on said programs is a much better idea... Read More


Reviewed: 10/13/2015

Degree: Video Game Design

Classes were not as informative on industry standards or prepared in a professional manner. It does not prepare you for work in your desired field and gives falsified information on active jobs post education.


Reviewed: 6/30/2015

Degree: Video Game Design

Most, if not everything I learned can be accessed online through tutorials, courses (free or paid), lectures, and 3d websites. If I could choose again I'd purchase online courses and learn through tutorials instead of attending school. The biggest aspect college offered was feedback from peers, which takes a while to get online, if you do get any at all.


Reviewed: 8/29/2013

Degree: Video Game Design

I have learned more and gained more solid skills with Digital Tutors $45 bucks a month with access to thousands of tutorials. After I signed my life away to Sallie, falling for the "Live your dreams" Commercials on T.v., I discovered, from all Game Art Instructors, that what REALLY MATTERS is your DEMO and portfolio, not a degree. I always finish what I start so I graduated and came to the reality/horror that the skills taught by The Art Institute, intended to get an entry level position, did not... Read More


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