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Game Art & AnimationAdvanced Diploma of Professional Game Development

Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development was developed in response to industry needs and driven by extensive consultation with local and international game development studios. The Advanced Diploma is a two-year full-time course, focused on getting students to meet or exceed industry expectations in order to gain employment with a development studio or to develop their own independent games.

Game artists design the environments, create the characters and craft the vehicles for the games that you love to play. They can specialize in modeling, texturing, animation and level design. Game art development is a dynamic medium to showcase creative ability. Students work with other artists and programmers to design and create their own unique entertainment experiences using cutting-edge game technology.

Next intake:

SEATTLE Aug 2018
LAFAYETTE Jan 2018, Aug 2018

Major Game Project

In the last half of the second year, game art and game programming students work together in development teams to design and produce a playable video game demo. The training environment closely mirrors the real-world production cycle in an industry development studio, covering the entire process from pitching the game idea, through writing game design documents, evaluating technical requirements, managing workload, meeting deadlines, delivering commercial quality artwork and animation, bug-fixing, QA testing and market analysis of the game.

Students graduate at the end of year 2 with an extensive showreel of 3D modeling, animation and a complete game level. The showreel forms the basis of an industry standard portfolio to present to prospective employers.

Subjects

Year One

  • 3D Modeling
  • Texturing
  • UV Unwrapping
  • Rigging
  • Animation
  • Lighting
  • Using Cameras
  • Rendering
  • Compositing

Year Two

  • Character Creation
  • Level Design
  • Environment Modeling
  • Game Design
  • Concept Art
  • Animation
  • Custom Texturing
Software
Careers
Pre-requisites
Learning Objectives
Gainful Employment

For full program details, please see our Student Handbook