Students in the Game Art minor have the opportunity to gain in-depth experience using a variety of software tools and workflows to create sophisticated visual concepts and game-engine-ready production assets. Our students learn to integrate art assets, including characters, environments, props, animations, and visual effects into a variety of game engines, with a focus on quality, efficiency, and expediency. We place special emphasis on fostering professional and productive collaborations between artists within an interdisciplinary game development team. Cross-disciplinary communication skills are required for a team of artists, designers, programmers, and sound designers to come together to create a fun and engaging game.
The Game Art Minor emphasizes the importance of utilizing research strategies and acquiring knowledge of visual art, design, and media disciplines in order to conceptualize and generate creative visual solutions for games and simulations.