At Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, put your passion for games to work creating media for today's interactive world.
Far more than a "game major," TFA's Game + Interactive Media degree has a wide range of real-world applications. Our hands-on, practical curriculum prepares students for the many varied career paths for game industry professionals, including mobile app development, gamification strategy, and traditional console game production.
How we’re Different from Other Video Game Development Schools
To start a career in the challenging and competitive field of game development, a passion for gaming is just the beginning. Successful game developers also have in-depth knowledge of the game development industry, as well as a proven ability to collaborate, solve problems, and exhibit professionalism at all times.
That’s why TFA’s Game + Interactive Media program is designed to reflect a real-world game studio environment. A game development school unlike any other, we break down the walls between the classroom and the professional world in order to teach our students exactly what it takes to bring a game from concept to consumer.
Unlike other video game development schools, TFA exposes students to the full breadth of the game development pipeline, teaching every student the basics of each production role in the first year. Then, based on each individual student’s strengths and interests, we let students choose a specialty (what we call a “focused study”) for their second year.
About our Faculty
Of course, any academic program is only as good as the instructors who deliver it. Our distinguished faculty of industry professionals place TFA firmly among the best game development schools in the nation. Our full-time faculty possess an average of 10 years in active development with companies of all sizes, including large studios like EA, Bioware and Midway and boutique studios like NuFx and Robomodo. Read more about TFA’s game development faculty.
What’s a focused study?
When starting a career in game development, it’s important to know all that goes into developing a game. Still, role specialization has become a key component of the modern game development process. Our focused study program makes sure you will be ready to fit into a specialized role as a working, productive member of a game development studio.
Like a “major” at a traditional school, a focused study in TFA’s Game + Interactive Media Department gives you an in-depth look at one specialized area in your discipline. At TFA, you can choose to focus in Game Programming or Game Design.
In each of these focused study tracks, you will learn from professionals who have worked and excelled in that role. Focused study classes consist of both area-specific study and projects that will develop your abilities as a professional game developer. Our focused studies ensure that, upon graduation, you’ll be fully prepared to enter the process of interviewing, getting a job, and getting active in game development.