Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art
Art integration, strong narrative and storytelling, and collaborations between artists and programmers distinguish Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art – resulting in the well-rounded education prized by industry leaders. Over the past 10 years, the interactive entertainment and gaming industry has exploded. This growth is expected to continue, especially as technology evolves and a new generation of game designers and artists emerge. Because the discipline is relatively new, however, the number of academic programs available to students is limited, and courses typically focus on the traditional process of programming.
Why Game Art at Lawrence Tech?
Designed in collaboration with professionals from the game design, software development, and game art industries, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accredited BFA in Game Art, provides you the opportunity to develop the understanding and expertise needed for an exciting career in professional game design and development. The 128-credit hour program, taught in tandem with Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – game development concentration, advances your skills in game art, game design, and game mechanics through a series of studio-based classes emphasizing written, visual, and oral communication. In keeping with the University’s motto of theory and practice, you will apply your technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to support game art innovation and business case scenarios. As part of your studies, you will lead teams in developing game concepts integrating art assets, game mechanics, character design, scripting and programming, design documentation, game narrative, and interface design.
Not only does Lawrence Tech’s BFA in Game Art offer you a challenging and comprehensive curriculum, but it also affords you the opportunity to develop your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills – skills that all employers demand – through the University’s Leadership Program, integrated into all bachelor’s programs.
In addition to exceptional exposure in the classroom and access to high-tech equipment in state-of-the-art studios, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one attention from faculty members who are dedicated to your success, both as a student and as a professional.
Graduates with a degree in Game Art have many career options:
- Art director
- Concept artist
- Creative director
- Environmental artist
- Experience designer
- Flash developer
- Game designer
- Instructional designer
- Interaction designer
- Interactive designer/developer
- Interactive installation artist
- Interface designer
- Level designer
- Mobile games designer/developer
- Online games developer/designer
- Technical artist
- Web designer/developer