Game Art & Design

Go from player to maker. 

In our new Game Art & Design major set to launch in fall 2020, you will be able to share and build games created through your unique perspective. You’ll learn everything game-making, from introductory coding to playable prototypes, and you’ll develop the skills and confidence to create both digital and physical game-ready assets alongside emerging trends in augmented and virtual technologies. Our program will give you access to a diverse community of students and local creators, visiting practitioners, and expert guidance from CCAD faculty across disciplines. As a Game Art & Design major, you’ll learn how to build environments intended for player exploration, storytelling, and immersive gameplay. You’ll be engaged with community game forums and have the opportunity to participate in hackathons, regional game festivals, and expos. In Game Art & Design, you’ll collaborate, connect, create, and play with your peers and those in the game industry.

Our graduates will be prepared with the skills needed to succeed across a growing industry and will go on to work as independent production artists, interactive media artist, colorists, concept artists, 2D or 3D animators, VFX artists, game designers, play-testers, researchers, and experiential leaders. 


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Launch Experience

 

Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • Mac and PC computer labs loaded with industry-standard software
  • 21-inch Cintiq tablets to wire up and develop your 2D and 3D skills
  • Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) development kits and spaces to experiment
  • Sound room
  • Green screen chroma key shooting studio
  • Library access to new board games, VR, and wearable AR equipment
  • 3D printing and analog kits
  • Editing suites
  • Play-testing area

 

Student and alumni works

Regional employers

360 Alley 
Afroduck Studios
Arcane Studios
Bawden Studio
Game-U

GuessworkVR
Maxgaming Studios
McGraw-Hill Education
Mindstream Interactive
Multivarious Games

Ohio Film Group
Pixel Park
Super77 Games
Super Lame Games

National employers

Artana 
BioWare
Google
Insomniac Games
RIOT Games

 


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Credit hours

Requirement 
Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements21
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements39
Total
120

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Course information

 

Faculty

Chair of Animation, Associate Professor, MFA First Year Advisor
Animation, Game Art & Design, Master of Fine Arts
Assistant Professor, MFA Thesis Advisor
Animation, Game Art & Design, Master of Fine Arts