What does it take for an artist to succeed in the gaming industry? How can you develop the artistic and technical skills needed to create the 2-D and 3-D environments, characters, and animations seen in the games millions of people play every day?
Success as a game artist begins with a passion for creating art.
Why Study Game Art major from Champlain College?
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The unique Game Studio at Champlain College gives you start-to-finish game building experience in a professional environment. You'll collaborate with your peers in the Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Production Management majors to create playable games in a studio that parallels the processes of the game industry.
Our degree in Game Art was one of the first in the country and remains among the top game development programs in the world.
Champlain is ranked #4 in the world and #2 in the United States by the Rookie Awards. The Rookies is an international creative media competition which ranks schools based on their students' creative skills, technical know-how, raw talent, and employment potential.
Gamedesigning.org recently named Champlain among its "Top 50 Best Video Game Design Schools in the U.S."
The Princeton Review ranked Champlain in the top 20 schools for undergraduate game design programs on its list of "Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2019."
While the field of game art represents an exploding industry that is expanding every day, there's a catch: everybody wants to get in. Opportunities in the field are available to the most highly qualified graduates, so getting the right combination of education and experience will be critical to your success.
Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, you will start Game Art courses-like Drawing for Realism I, Introduction to 3-D Modeling and Texturing, and Introduction to Animation for Games-in your first year.
These early foundations (in both traditional and digital design techniques) allow you more time to refine your work and gain experience through practice. In your junior and senior years, you will create high quality work in a variety of game art electives.
Annual Game Development Senior Show
You will have the opportunity to present the game you create with your Game Studio team, as well as your demo reel, to recruiters from all over the U.S. and Canada. The following employers often send representatives to the Senior Show:
- Activision/Vicarious Visions
- Hidden Monster Games
- Otherside Entertainment
- Sony Bend
- Trivium Interactive
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Game Art Fundamentals
- Intro to Game Development
- Concepts of the Self
- The Rhetoric of Self
- Drawing for Realism
- Introduction to 3-D Modeling & Texturing
- Introduction to Animation for Games
- Concepts of Community
- The Rhetoric of Community
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesGraphic Design Video Games & Multimedia Computer Sciences View 448 other Masters in Graphic Design in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The first step in applying to an online program at Champlain College is to start your fast and free online application. You'll need to create an account and follow the step-by-step instructions.
- Within the online application, you'll be required to respond to 3-4 short answer essay questions that are critically important as they provide insight into you, your goals, and your plan for success in our academic programs.
- Official academic transcripts are required for any post-secondary coursework you have completed and all colleges and universities you have previously attended, whether or not a degree was conferred. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized equivalency service.
International42564 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42564 USD per year during 48 months.
National42564 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42564 USD per year during 48 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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