The video game industry invests millions of dollars competing for the attention of players looking for the next level of action and entertainment. All that competition means real opportunity for talented people who can create the games that capture imaginations. And it’s a field that’s as exciting as it is competitive—just one more reason to get the focused education to help your work stand out from the crowd. Here, our instructors will use their current gaming industry experience to create a learning environment that resembles the world you’ll be entering. Traditional and digital art fundamentals such as drawing, color, design, and computer applications will give you the background you need to start learning the techniques of animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D modeling, lighting effects, and texture mapping. And you’ll also learn how to apply the principles of gaming, balance and usability to plan and devise game rules and mechanics; create the entire gaming experience; and develop games that can be used in industry-standard engines through every stage of the production pipeline.
Here, you can work with the same hardware and software industry professionals use, including Intel Xeon Mac Pros; iMac computers; Intel-based PCs; game engines, including CryENGINE, Valve, Unreal Engine 2, Unity, and Microsoft XNA; and other software, including Photoshop, Flash Professional, Zbrush, Source, Pro Tools, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Maya. So you can build a digital portfolio designed to impress potential employers. Our game art and design programs can prepare you for such entry-level positions as game designer, 2D/3D animator or artist, cinematic artist, game tester/analyst, level artist, or texture artist at places like game developers, software companies, education companies, and more.
Learn more by choosing an Art Institutes school location below and the program that interests you, and see how our focused education can help you transform your creative energy into a fulfilling career.
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