Video games have become one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the 21st century. Game – Art requires a combination of talents, hard work and passion. The Game – Art three-year advanced diploma is a rigorous program of study that focuses on the principles and techniques of video game art creation required to break into the industry.
Students will develop both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artistic abilities by learning concept art, sprite and pixel art, modelling, texturing, animation and level design. Taught by faculty with industry experience and mentored by local game industry leaders, students will develop games for commercial, educational and other purposes.
Students will have the unique opportunity to develop commercial quality games in a simulated video game studio environment, at times working with industry partners and game programmers. In the second year, students choose whether to specialize in game modelling or game animation.
Prior to graduation, each student will assemble a portfolio/demo of their creative work demonstrating their ability in game art and highlighting their chosen area of specialization. It is anticipated that graduates of the Game – Art program will find employment in the game industry at entry-level positions.
Watch the video below to see some of the incredible work created by students of the Game Development program which has now been renamed Game – Art.
Students with approved portfolios are eligible for non-mandatory external field placements in Semester 5 and/or Semester 6.