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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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Fashion Alum Works on “Yeezy” Collection Fashion Alum Works on “Yeezy” Collection

Willyum Beck, who in 2011 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Portland, worked on the “Yeezy” collection. Beck was recently featured in Portland Monthly Magazine.

Read the article here:

http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/4/5/how-a-portland-stylist-helped-bring-kanye-west-s-fashion-visions-to-life

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 97209-2911. © 2016 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.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Faculty member publishes article through Cornell University’s arXiv Faculty member publishes article through Cornell University’s arXiv

Jonathan Nix, faculty member, Visual & Game Programming at The Art Institute of Portland, published an industry article through Cornell University's arXiv in February 2016.

The 14-page paper is titled "Applying Boolean discrete methods in the production of a real-valued probabilistic programming model.” In the paper, Nix explores the application of some notable Boolean methods, namely the Disjunctive Normal Form representation of logic table expansions. He applies them to a real-valued logic model that utilizes quantities on the range [0,1] to produce a probabilistic programming of a game character's logic in mathematical form.

Learn more about his paper by clicking here: http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Nix_J/0/1/0/all/0/1

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 97209-2911. © 2016 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.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Fashion Student Featured in Portland’s “PDX Monthly” Fashion Student Featured in Portland’s “PDX Monthly”

V (Vetsourahn) Thongrivong, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Apparel Design, is featured in “PDX Monthly,” talking about working as an emerging fashion designer and her position as “Miss Northwest Fierce.”

In the story, V explains that she moved from Buffalo, New York, to Portland after learning about the city’s progressive and arts-inspired lifestyle. She also discusses how she uses her title as Miss Northwest Fierce to advocate for the transgender community.

Read the entire story at: http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/2/23/how-two-oregon-women-learned-to-find-their-voice

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 97209-2911. ©2016 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.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 

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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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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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