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Game Art and Animation, B.A.

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  • 48 months
Tempe, AZ, United States
Bring to life your vision of how games should look, move and feel with a degree in Game Art and Animation from University Of Advancing Technology (UAT). It’s a new world of game creation propelling an exciting new realm of interaction and creativity that elevates the player experience. UAT’s computer animation degree is essential to advancing it into new dimensions of game play.
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Make your mark in the game industry with the power of art and technology combined. Students apply their passion for art to create and animate environments, characters, textures, props and collision objects utilizing 2D and 3D platforms. They also develop the complex technical skills that make games not only move but also interact with the player to achieve a heightened sense of reality not to mention a more enjoyable – and educational – experience.

Students in UAT’s computer animation degree program master all levels of game development to create 3D art assets for multiple video game platforms. They learn to incorporate the artistic principles used in 3D video games art asset creation such as color theory, lighting, shading, anatomy, life drawing, perspective, scene staging, modeling low polygon and high polygon, 3D mesh topology, texturing, rigging, hand key character and prop animations, as well as motion capture and facial animation.

With a respected degree in animation from University Of Advancing Technology, students are prepared to enter the game industry as a character artist modeler, texture artist, character artist animator, environment artist modeler, environment artist animator, mechanical mesh modeler, mechanical mesh animator or rigger.

Game Art and Animation Degree Objectives

  • Demonstrate and communicate aesthetic skills and choices based on traditional art theories and current game development practiced and next generation research.
  • Conceptualize and generate pre-production art assets through pre-visualization and prototypes usable for multiple game platforms.
  • Create 2D and 3D art assets such as characters, props, textures, environment elements (terrain, ecosystems, architecture, and skybox), and collision objects for future prototyping (fully optimized) utilizing industry standard software tools and platform guidelines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:  

  • Concept Art
  • Storyboarding
  • Figure and Character Sculpting
  • Game Art and Animation Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Game Art and Animation
  • Introduction to Game Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Ability to express yourself
  • Always drawing and doodling
  • Artistic proficiency and imaginative flair
  • Desire to change the status quo
  • Dreams big and often (sometimes in class)
  • Focused on creative use of software development
  • Most comfortable with geeky things
  • Passion for technology
  • Problem solving skills
  • Raw intelligence
  • Strong academic history
  • Support of family and friends
  • UAT is the clear choice for its distinctive education and best fit
  • Understands the significance of a prestigious technology education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tempe

  • 900 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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