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Game Art & Design Bachelor of Science

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Game Art & Design

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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/

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The Art Institute of Salt Lake City Student Designs Macy's Holiday Window The Art Institute of Salt Lake City Student Designs Macy's Holiday Window

(Salt Lake City, November 2015) Zach Albrecht, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design degree program at The Art Institute of Salt Lake City, was selected to design one of the holiday windows at the Macy’s in City Creek Center. The theme of the windows this year is Charlie Brown Christmas, with all of the decorations created from candy. The article linked below from The Salt Lake Tribune features of photo of Zack hard at work installing his Snoopy decoration. The windows will be unveiled at Macy’s City Creek on Thursday, November 19 at 5pm. Attached is a flyer with more info about the unveiling.

Click on the link to the story by Kathy Stephenson from the Salt Lake Tribune:  Macy’s candy windows in downtown Salt Lake City pay homage to the Peanuts gang


The Art Institute of Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, 121 West Election Road, Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020-9492 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is mailto:materialsreview@aii.edu.  

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Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes

(June 2014)  The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.


This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new—and unexpected ways. From pesto to rice salads, mint adds a summery tone to dishes that’s unmatched by other herbs, according to Michael Zappone, Academic Department Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Mint is used by chefs to add an additional level of flavor to dishes and drinks, according to Linda Marcinko, Culinary Academic Director at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of St. Louis.


“I think mint is great in summer because it brightens up so many dishes. It’s so good to use in sweet items as well as savory dishes,” she says. Marcinko enjoys utilizing mint in Thai beef and noodle salad and iced tea.


Having mint on hand is easy, too, because it’s a perennial herb that will come up each year in the garden.  According to Marcinko, “it is so easy to grow and so versatile.”


The unique flavor of mint may also be used to replace calorie-heavy ingredients in traditional dishes, according to Claire Menck, Chef Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Wisconsin.


Marcinko lightens up pesto by replacing the traditional basil with mint—and eliminating the cheese. Try her mint pesto, mint syrup, and rice salad to give your summer meals an extra minty kick.


Mint Pesto – Great with pasta or lamb chops

2 large bunches mint, trimmed of stems (just use the leaves)

1 bunch cilantro (can use some of the stems if they are not too thick)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

¾ cup walnuts

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup vegetable broth

Salt and pepper

Crushed red chilies, optional


Procedure:

Combine the mint leaves, cilantro, garlic and walnuts in place in the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse the mixture until it is roughly chopped.

With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil and vegetable stock. Process until smooth.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, and the Chile flakes.


Summer Rice Salad

4 cups cooked basmati rice

1 cup trimmed sugar snap peas, blanched

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 small jalapeño pepper, finely minced

½ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

½ cup chopped mint leaves

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Procedure:


Cut the blanched sugar snap peas in half, lengthwise.

Put the rice, peas, onions, red bell pepper, jalapeño, pine nuts, and mint leaves in a bowl. Toss together well.

Pour on the olive oil and stir to coat all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for about 2 hours before serving. Serves eight.

Mint Simple Syrup – Perfect with lemonade or mojitos

2 cups sugar

6 cups water

1 large bunch mint, roughly chopped


Procedure:

Combine the sugar and water in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir to moisten the sugar. Add in the mint leaves.

Bringto a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the syrup sit until it is cool. Strain the syrup to remove the mint.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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Rethinking Small Office Design: Creating a More Collaborative and Imaginative Workplace Rethinking Small Office Design: Creating a More Collaborative and Imaginative Workplace

In the age of wireless communication, telecommuting and global travel, a professional’s “office” has become more of a virtual world located anywhere from a hip coffee shop to a busy airport. This makes creating one’s stationary office as a place that is fun, stimulating and imaginative even more important.

Certified Interior Designer and Interior Design Faculty at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, Sara Seward, highlights ways to accomplish a more collaborative environment that is replacing the look and bulk of the cubicle and provides a modern, architectural feeling.

For example, she recommends that offices feature more casual areas to gather for a quick meeting, juice bars to host social events, or lounging areas to relax. Also, keeping the design simple and using lighter, modern finishes can increase the feeling of open space.

Amy J. Aswell, who holds a Master’s in Interior Architecture and is also an instructor of interior design at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, agrees, adding that if people are expected to work in small cubicles, “provide them with a ‘break away’ space that gives them an alternative area to work or hold impromptu meetings.”

Aswell notices a trend toward residential living room layouts for these break away areas, as well more home-like amenities being added such as lounge furniture.

For employees who want to dress up their office or cubicle, Academic Director of Interior Design at The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, Sandra Slade, has the following tips:

  • Hang one focal piece of artwork and add sculptural interest on a credenza or side table but avoid very strong or controversial subjects in your art
  • Family pictures are nice, but don't overdue it and limit yourself to a few
  • Adding a nice live plant or small tree offers a nice feng shui touch
  • Maintain professionalism in your color scheme by adding an accent wall of medium color paint or surround yourself with a soft neutral

When it comes to shared work spaces for independent consultants or small business owners, Slade acknowledges a freedom from corporate office décor guidelines but advises not to “go overboard” on personal expression.

“You will still want to appear professional,” she says, “and that can be accomplished by avoiding lots of distracting ‘toys’ on the desk and keeping the space orderly.

“Since your office may also be your conference space, allow for a comfortable upholstered guest office chair. You might also want to add a small side table with a sculptural piece for sophistication,” suggests Slade.

Seward concludes that the need for a typical office has been replaced with flexible environments that maximize the use of square footage along with what makes the staff comfortable. “No matter the space, it’s about allowing employees to work in whatever manner they need to stay productive.”

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Program Description

Bachelor of Science: 180 credits; 36 months if 16 credits per quarter

The process of designing and producing computer video games and other types of interactive multimedia involves a variety of people utilizing specialized skills. Some of these skills are conceptual: designing game concepts and interactions or creating stories. Some of these skills are artistic: creating 3D models, 3D animation, and texturing mapping for 3D using industry-related software, and photo manipulation and original creation of 2D art for backgrounds and characters using image editing and painting software. Some of these skills are managerial: determining budgets and schedules for project completion and assembling the right group of designers who may be specialists in one or two aspects of the total design process, but their value as participants in that process is enhanced by a comprehensive knowledge of the entire operation.

In pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Game Art & Design, students are first introduced to hands on skills through a rich variety of fundamental art courses. They then have the opportunity to learn to use 2D and 3D design tools to create characters, backgrounds, animations and textures used in producing computer video games and multimedia. In addition, they acquire a level of knowledge in programming and scripting to be able to intelligently converse with programmers.

Graduates of the Game Art & Design program are prepared for entry-level jobs such as game designer, level designer, texture artist, cinematic artist, 2D artist, or 3D artist.
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