LCAD’s Game Art Minor gives you the opportunity to learn in a safe and collaborative environment in which you may reach your full creative potential and make the interactive worlds you have always dreamed about.
This course teaches fundamental art and design concepts, as well as technical software understanding applied to the creation of art intended for video game use. Emphasis is placed on strong foundation skills, compelling conceptual ideas, and technical knowhow. Class time will be spent creating game art elements, as well as learning new tools to achieve results in an effective and efficient manner. This course will not focus on a single element, but rather it will attempt to give a broad overview into the role that art and design play in the creation of games.
The purpose of this course will be to instruct students in the construction of game levels.
This class introduces students to the interrelated specialties of character animation and rigging for modern video games and their impact on other departments within the game art pipeline. Students will learn the principles of animation as they apply to simple objects and fully articulated characters as well as create sophisticated custom rigs that can be tailored to specific animation needs. Emphasis is placed on acquiring practical, industry-relevant strategies for creating effective assets, the ability to prioritize goals and techniques in order to achieve results within time and budgetary constraints, and building a solid foundational knowledge of the crafts involved.
In collaboration with partnering schools and graduate programs, students work with development teams that mirror the industry. The teams are established to create demos and vertical game slices. This multi-university opportunity allows artists to work with designers and engineers, creating a greater understanding and awareness of the game creation process in a team environment. Instructor of record will act as producer and project manager until students have enough experience to handle the role themselves. 180 hours are required successful completion of the course.