Online Game Art Degree
Online Bachelor of Fine Arts
Play Your Way into the Future
The ability to combine imagination, technology, and creative thinking and turn it into an unforgettable virtual experience is a powerful thing. As a game artist, you’ll have that power to create and deliver a transformative experience.
Online Game Art Program Overview
As an online student in the Game Art Program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of game art from character design and development to motion studies and animated storytelling. Online instructors who are practicing industry professionals will teach you essential technical skills to help you bring your creations to life.
You’ll graduate ready to take on the exciting gaming industry with confidence and the ability to deliver exceptional visual narratives that will set you apart as an artist.
Online Game Art Program Highlights
Students develop skills to equip them for entry level 3D modeling work at various studios.
Students demonstrate understanding of narrative + visual storytelling fundamentals, cinematic form, and coherent delivery.
Students create environments using 2D/3D tools for use in still renderings or animated sequences.
Students create appropriate lighting for 3D scenes or replicate lighting to be used in 2D animation, represented by the application of traditional lighting and shading techniques.
Students demonstrate a fundamental understanding of rigging principles and how they would be applied into an animated sequence.
Students create appropriate textures for the shot, whether realistic or stylized.
Students demonstrate a solid foundational knowledge of the principles of animation.
Students demonstrate strong drawing, composition, anatomy, color and perspective skills.
The Liberal Arts curriculum is an exciting part of every student’s academic and creative journey at RMCAD. These courses provide the opportunity for students to engage with complex questions and ideas to develop critical thinking skills, a global consciousness, and awareness of art historical foundations that are essential for their intellectual, creative, and personal growth.
The curious engagement with communities, perspectives, and narratives that do not match our own offers the opportunity to see one’s personal and creative role in our local, national, and global communities.
The willingness to ask questions and resist easy answers & simplistic dualities offers the opportunity to more clearly understand the complexity and multifaceted reality of history, creativity, and human communities.
The ability to read closely, critique freely, and seek additional verifiable information offers the opportunity to more holistically discern the veracity of the information that inundates our lives.
Online Game Art Degree Requirements
To ensure our Online Game Art students get a well-rounded education, RMCAD has designed an online curriculum that expertly merges artistic and technical courses to teach the true mechanics and analysis of game art, while making sure students are also introduced to everything from the graphics of game art to creative and technical writing. After all, a good video game tells a story. So learning to construct good narratives and build game strategies is essential.
Tech + Tools
Our proprietary online learning management system gives students a structured yet flexible learning environment. You’ll receive continuous collaboration and consistent communication from RMCAD’s online faculty, who are also practicing industry professionals. Essential classroom tools for Game Art students include a solid grasp of computer technology and a vivid imagination. Your stylus will become an extension of your hand as you learn to explore the depths of your creativity.
Game Art Careers
RMCAD Online Game Art graduates have taken on the world of art and design, and have pursued careers across several disciplines, including:
Potential Career Paths
Stories @ RMCAD
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Game Art Faculty
There’s no better way to learn than from like-minded individuals who have been there. Our online faculty instructors have a wealth of experience and imagination to share and are always ready to support your journey to your virtual future.
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