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A diploma is awarded to a student who has completed a course of study. Diploma recipients are able to continue with their education as desired or apply their knowledge in a new job or an already established career path. What is a diploma in computer arts? This diploma is awarded to students completing a program relating to computers and digital technology. Since computer technology changes on a da… Read more

A diploma is awarded to a student who has completed a course of study. Diploma recipients are able to continue with their education as desired or apply their knowledge in a new job or an already established career path.

What is a diploma in computer arts? This diploma is awarded to students completing a program relating to computers and digital technology. Since computer technology changes on a daily basis, upon completion students typically have learned state-of-the-art technology that allows them to effectively compete for jobs in the field, as well as remain relevant once a career has been established. Computer arts involves combining artistic talent with technology, and courses in this area can include drafting, graphic arts, web development, video game design and animation.

Students obtaining the diploma in computer arts can gain necessary skills in both technology and artistry, and learn how these vastly different areas relate to each other and combine in a spectacular way. Graduates of this program gain versatility by learning to apply their artistic talents in a technical fashion. This makes them attractive candidates when applying for jobs and may allow them higher earning power.

Costs for a computer arts diploma program will vary from school to school. Some programs are part-time, some are full-time, and they may range in length from a few weeks to over a year.

There are several career paths available for students completing a certificate program in computer arts. Successful graduates of the program can become drafting technicians, graphic arts designers, web designers, video game designers and animators. They are employed in various industries, including architectural and engineering firms, advertising agencies, technological firms, as well as many colleges and universities, as instructors as well as staff.

Computer arts courses are available at community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, as well as online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process in the Video Game Design and Animation Diploma – listed as one of the best i ... +

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process in the Video Game Design and Animation Diploma – listed as one of the best in the world by the prestigious Princeton Review. Modeled on the collaborative environments of the video game industry, you will design and produce games with peer artists, as well as programmers in Video Game Design and Development. You will learn how to create artwork and animation, compose audio effect and music, and develop production and business plans. -
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Online Business School
Coventry, United Kingdom

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Web Development Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should ... +

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Web Development Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go on to become an IT professional. -
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IADE
Lisbon, Portugal

This Postgraduate Course in Game Design prepares future professionals for the technical and artistic challenges that characterize the production of video games, by providing t ... +

This Postgraduate Course in Game Design prepares future professionals for the technical and artistic challenges that characterize the production of video games, by providing them with a range of methodologies that will enable them to create playable prototypes, and the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best and most experienced Game Designers of the industry. -
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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
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In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported ... +

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported by Life drawing and Visual studies. -
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Fanshawe College
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In the Video Game Design and Development program, you'll study at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in Downtown London, surrounded by leading g ... +

In the Video Game Design and Development program, you'll study at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in Downtown London, surrounded by leading gaming and tech industry firms. These innovators will mentor you and critique you. They'll show you how to get in and how to get ahead. This intensive three-year advanced diploma will focus on the tools and techniques you'll need to find an entry-level position as a concept artist, animator, level and game designer. -
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Georgian College
Barrie, Canada

Students are instructed in the use of current Web and Internet technologies to create innovative, interactive products for a variety of users, platforms, and devices. They are ... +

Students are instructed in the use of current Web and Internet technologies to create innovative, interactive products for a variety of users, platforms, and devices. They are taught to plan, design, and develop engaging and intuitive user interfaces. Courses cover the use of current technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, the Document Object Model (DOM), Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and a variety of popular scripting frameworks. With a focus on user-centred design, students apply human-computer interaction principles, standards-based technologies, and web application best practices to create an accessible, usable, and captivating user experience. -
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Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
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To cope with the rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become ... +

To cope with the rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become professionals for design and development of computer game, computer animation, and visual effects. -
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Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

Centennial College's Game – Programming offering sees you graduate with an advanced diploma and the know-how to launch a career in the game software industry.

Centennial College's Game – Programming offering sees you graduate with an advanced diploma and the know-how to launch a career in the game software industry. -
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LaSalle College Vancouver
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The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achieved ... +

The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achieved by building foundational skill sets in game design, level design, game scripting, written communication, as well as 2D and 3D art. -
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George Brown College
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Video games have become one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the twenty-first century. Game art requires a combination of talents, hard work, and passion. The Ga ... +

Video games have become one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the twenty-first century. Game art requires a combination of talents, hard work, and passion. The Game – Art three-year advanced diploma is a rigorous program of study that focuses on the principles and techniques of video game art creation required to break into the industry. -
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Northern Lights College
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The Diploma in Interactive Technologies and Game Design prepares graduates to work in the growing information technology industry that combines management, marketing, internet ... +

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