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Game Design

The tools to put your imagination to work.

Game Art & Design

Learn to get games into the production pipeline. And get yourself into a growing industry.

Working with experienced instructors, you’ll start with fundamentals like drawing, color, design, then move on to develop the skills you need in animation game design, scriptwriting, storyboarding, and character design.

Game art

You can also learn:

Explore scripting and the basics of 2D animation as well as 3D modeling and animation. You’ll see what it takes to get a game from concept to market-ready, with courses that may include:

  • Digital imaging
  • Life drawing
  • Drawing & anatomy
  • 2D animation
  • Digital storytelling
  • Character and object design
  • 3D modeling
  • Game design
  • Physics
  • Texture mapping
  • 3D animation
  • Material & lighting
  • Game modeling
  • Game production pipeline
  • Designing interior spaces and worlds
  • Advanced communications
Game art students working

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Alumni success stories

Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming alumni from The Art Institutes system of schools are building on their talent at some of the world’s leading electronic gaming companies. With our education programs, you can join our nationwide community of alumni who are helping shape the future.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

Julio Cesar Juarez

Julio Cesar Juarez

Environment Artist, Bioware

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Andrew Slade

Andrew Slade

3D Modeler, Robert Fountain International

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Steve Gabry

Steve Gabry

Co-owner and Creative Director, Wither Studios

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James E. Mouat

James E. Mouat

Lead Designer, Electronic Arts

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Brett Bielling

Brett Bielling

Broadcast Technician, CBS Interactive & HD Vision Studio Broadcast Center

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