Game Art & Design

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Game Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016

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Program Courses


ART101 Principles of Visual Communication
ART102 Color Theory
ART104 Three Dimensional Design
ART131 Drawing
ART134 Intermediate Drawing
ART231 Figure Construction I
ART232 Figure Modeling
DFV255 Story Development & Ideation
GA101 Introduction to Game Development
GA131 3D Modeling & Animation I
GA132 3D Modeling & Animation II
GA205 Game Design & Play
GA211 Game Production Pipeline
GA250 Lighting & Texture for Games I
GA262 Lighting & Texture I
MA125 Introduction to 3D Animation
MA136 Image Manipulation
MA251 Background Design & Layout
MA266 Intermediate 3D Modeling
Lower Division Program Elective(s) totaling 6 credits
Lower Division Required Credits 63


GA306 Scripting for 3D Tool
GA311 Level Design
GA312 Advanced Level Design
GA325 Game Narrative
GA331 Interactive Game Prototyping
GA334 Comparative 3D Software
GA350 Lighting & Texture for Games II
GA361 Hard Surface Modeling
GA377 Foundation Portfolio
GA412 Game Production Team
GA413 Advanced Game Production Team
GA415 Low Polygon Modeling & Animation
GA427 Portfolio Presentation
GA431 Advanced Game Prototyping
MA391 Character Setup
Upper Division Program Elective(s), totaling 12 credits
Upper Division Required Credits 63
Program Field Credits 126


ART204 Ancient to Gothic History: Objects, Art & Artifacts
ART205 Rise of Artistic Individuality
ART206 Revolution: The Roots of 19th & 20th Century Art
BI131 Anatomy & Movement
CS114 Logical Thought & Programming
HUM101 Design Foundations
ICOR490 Senior Seminar
MTH104 College Mathematics
WR121 English Composition I
WR125 Argumentation & Research
WR126 Writing & the Literary Arts
Computer Science Elective
Laboratory Science Elective
Liberal Arts Elective(s), totaling 6 credits
Natural Science Elective
Upper Division Elective(s), totaling 6 credits
Liberal Arts Required Credits 54

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Portland reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.