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Game Design

Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Institute of Portland can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

In the Game Art & Design program, you’ll learn the art and design skills needed to get into the gaming field. You’ll use your talents to create applications used within the business, education, training, and entertainment industries. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as modeler, storyboard artist, animation artist, 3-D illustrator, digital artist, FX artist, video postproduction artist, broadcast graphics designer, and game designer.
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News and events

The Art Institute of Portland Graduate Named Best Emerging Designer The Art Institute of Portland Graduate Named Best Emerging Designer

(Portland, November 2015)  Jason Calderon, a 2006 graduate from The Art Institute of Portland in the Bachelor of Science, Apparel Design degree program won “Best Emerging Designer” at the Portland Fashion & Style Awards.

Here is a link to a video interview at the event where he mentions The Art Institute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7iXIOmnWE 

The 2015 Portland Fashion & Style Awards were held on November 15, at the Portland Art Museum. The Portland Fashion & Style Awards support local businesses and commerce by recognizing excellence and awarding those who create Portland’s unique style. The show spotlights and honors exceptional local talent and connects Portland’s diverse creative talent to foster collaboration and growth.


The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR  97209 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/60  for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Portland Fashion Students Wins FashioNXT Emerging Designer Competition The Art Institute of Portland Fashion Students Wins FashioNXT Emerging Designer Competition

(Portland, October 2015)  The Art Institute of Portland recently had two students compete in the high profile fashion event, FashioNXT UpNXT Competition, a local Portland runway competition which highlights emerging fashion designers. Out of all applicants, only four designers were juried to be able to compete, and two were from The Art Institute of Portland. 

The two students that were selected to compete are both in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Apparel Accessory Design were:

German Madrigal: Expected to graduate in Spring 2016.  German was the winner of the competition.

Shea Wilcox: Expected graduation Fall 2015.

Here are some links to the press that he received:

Portland Monthly 

http://www.pdxmonthly.com/slideshows/2015/10/9/portland-newest-emerging-designer-is

The Portland Mercury

http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2015/10/10/fashionxt-photos-part-2-myriam-marcela-devonation-upnxt-tiny-health-goths-and-more


The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR  97209 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1637 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info


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The Art Institute of Portland Graduate Featured in the Search & Employ Civilian Career Guide for Transitioning and Veteran Military The Art Institute of Portland Graduate Featured in the Search & Employ Civilian Career Guide for Transitioning and Veteran Military

(Portland, July 2015)  Eric Schwartz, a 2013 graduate from The Art Institute of Portland in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Digital Film & Video program, was featured in the July/August issue of Search & Employ Civilian Career Guide for Transitioning and Veteran Military,

Mr. Schwartz previously served in the Navy for four years as a Hospital Corpsman.  He is the Creative Services Producer for KDRV News Watch 12 in Medford, Oregon and is responsible for conceptualizing, producing and delivering commercials.

Search & Employ is a bi-monthly print and digital magazine designed to help transitioning military veterans find outstanding civilian jobs, business opportunities and continuing education programs.

Below is the link to the magazine.  The featured article is on page 65.

http://recruit-military-com.epaperflip.com/v/JulyAugust-2015/


The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. For gainful employment data please visit ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/64 .  Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR  97209] © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  


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Program Description

Game Art & Design is a discipline in playful creativity. To entertain an idea is to allow it to play in one’s mind. The product is the creation of a virtual environment that engages our senses and entertains us in innovative ways. Game artists use traditional forms of media, as well as radically new kinds of tools, to communicate their ideas and realize their visions. Game artists work individually and as part of a creative team to weave together many different aspects of the look, feel and sound of a virtual environment.

Game designers create the game story, the game logic, the game space, history and timeline, fashioning together color, composition, texture, sound, 3D modeling and motion techniques. Game artists learn the nuts and bolts of how games and imaginary worlds of animation are created – they draw, sculpt, write, think, speak, work together and become adept at many kinds of software – driven by a passion for play.
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