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Game Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program is available on ground, blended (plus), or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Courses

Program Courses

GAD100 Introduction to Game Development
GAD110 Interactive Story Telling
GAD130 Game Design and Game Play
GAD235 Texture Mapping for Games
GAD240 Material and Lighting
GAD255 Interior Spaces and Worlds
GAD275 Character and Game Modeling
GAD300 Level Design
GAD310 Lighting and Texture
GAD315 Programming for Artists
GAD320 Advanced Level Design
GAD325 Game Prototyping
GAD330 Project Management for Game Art & Design
GAD335 Sound Design for Games
GAD340 Advanced Game Prototyping
GAD345 Interface Design
GAD350 Game Animation
GAD400 Team Production Planning
GAD405 Advanced 3D Animation
GAD410 Team Production I
GAD415 3D Scripting
GAD420 Team Production II
GAD425 Portfolio I
GAD430 Portfolio II
GD101 Digital Illustration
CA115 Drawing and Anatomy
CA120 Concepts II: Storyboarding
CA215 2D Animation Principles
CA230 3D Modeling
CA233 Life Drawing and Gesture
CA251 Character and Object Design
CA260 Background, Design and Layout
CA265 3D Animation
CA270 Hard Surface and Organic Modeling
CA343 3D Character Rigging
INT419 Internship
Program Elective
Program Elective

Foundational Courses

ART106 Design Fundamentals
ART108 Observational Drawing
ART109 Image Manipulation
ART111 Perspective Drawing
ART114 Color Fundamentals
CD400 Career Development

General Education Courses

ARTS1303 Art History I
ARTS1304 Art History II
ENGL1301 English Composition
MATH1310 College Mathematics
PHYS1301 Physics
PSYC2301 General Psychology
SOCI1306 Social Problems
SPCH1315 Public Speaking


Program Electives

Humanities English Elective (choose one):

ENGL1302 Introduction to Literature
ENGL2307 Creative Writing
ENGL2311 Business Writing for Professionals
ENGL3511 Literature and Film Analysis

Humanities History Elective (choose one):

HIST1301 U.S. History I
HIST1302 U.S. History II
HIST2321 World Civilizations I
HIST2322 World Civilizations II

Mathematics and Science Elective (choose one):

BIOL1308 Biology
ENVR1401 Environmental Science
MATH4332 Mathematics for Decision Making

Social Science Elective (choose one):

PSYC2319 Social Psychology
PSYC3019 Human Sexuality
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Note: The Art Institute of San Antonio (a branch of The Art Institute of Houston) 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.