Tulsa, OK Game Design Colleges with Course and Degree Summaries

There are six schools within 30 miles of Tulsa, OK, that have programs available to students interested in studying game design. Read an overview of these schools' programs, requirements and admission info to find out which school is the right one for you.

Game Design Programs in Tulsa, OK

Individuals looking for training in game design in the Tulsa area can find programs that are less than 40 minutes away from the city center. This article covers the requirements and coursework for programs at a couple of schools. Other information -- including stats on school enrollment and graduation rates -- are also included in the table that follows.

  • Rogers State University in Claremore, OK, is about 29 miles from downtown Tulsa. This 4-year school offers a bachelor's degree program in game development.
  • Another option is the Tulsa Technology Center - Riverside, which is located around 11 miles from central Tulsa. This school offers a 3-D design and animation certificate program that may award college credit to area high school students.

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Comparison of Schools

The cost of a degree or certificate program can often be the deciding factor when selecting where to have your college experience. Look over this table to get additional info about each of the profiled schools.

Rogers State University Tulsa Technology Center
School Type* 4-year; public (primarily associate's) 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 3,728 4,116
Campus Setting* Distant town Large city
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)* $6,870 in-state; $15,210 out-of-state $3,980
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2017)* 82% 73%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* Open admissions Open admissions
Retention Rate (2017)* 62% for full-time students
41% for part-time students
78% for full-time students
75% for part-time students
Graduation Rate* 17% (for those who began their studies in 2011) 69% (for those who began their studies in 2014-2015)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Rogers State University

Rogers State University offers a bachelor's degree program in game development through its Department of Applied Technology. This program can prepare students for careers in computer game development, multimedia animation or computer programming.

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology with a Game Development Option

Core courses in this 124-credit hour program include digital 3-D design, computer programming, operating systems, simulation and modeling, gaming physics, computer graphics programming and human-computer interface development. Students must complete 32 hours of core courses to graduate.

Tulsa Technology Center - Riverside Campus

Tulsa Technology Center is part of Oklahoma's Career Tech system, which offers programs to students at nearly 400 school districts. The center is the largest and oldest of 29 tech centers in the state. The animation and design program prepares students for careers in game design, Web design and video production.

Animation Certificate

Before enrolling in this program, students need demonstrable skills in Web design and/or graphic design. Students can select from tracks in animator and 3-D animator. Both programs include fundamental technology, multimedia and animation courses, as well as a career capstone class. Students in the animator track take an advanced animation class, while those in the 3-D animator track complete courses in 2-D and 3-D animation, as well as a class in 3-D motion graphics. Upon completion, students can apply to receive college credit from Rogers State University, Tulsa Community College or the OSU Institute of Technology.

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