Game Development, Animation, and Motion Graphics

Prepare for a creative, 21st-century career by studying Game Development, Animation, and Motion Graphics at Austin Community College. This program offers degree and certificate options that can take you far in the local and national job market. You’ll compose, animate, and design video elements, 2D and 3D characters, immersive worlds, and more.

Pride Points

Adobe Creative Cloud Campus

Internship opportunities 

Faculty with real-world experience

Career & Salary Information

Demand for games and animated digital content remains strong. A diverse skill set and portfolio of work will increase your job prospects. Here are some careers to consider. 

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  • Video Game Designers

    Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

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    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Video Game Designers. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards and follow the program maps below to stay on track.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2D Animation Specialization
3D Animation Specialization
Game Art Specialization
Game Design Specialization
Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Specialization

Certificate Level 2

2D Animation Level 2
3D Animation Level 2
Game Art Level 2
Game Design Level 2
Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Level 2