Game Art & Design

Go from player to maker. 

In our new Game Art & Design major, 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. You’ll develop the game art and game design skills and build the confidence you need 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. The Game Art & Design curriculum intends to prepare students for many possible career outcomes including independent production artists, interactive media artists, colorists, concept artists, 2D or 3D asset creators, production virtual and augmented reality artists, game designers, and play testers.

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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


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Regional employers

360 Alley 
Afroduck Studios
Arcane Studios
Bawden Studio

Maxgaming Studios
McGraw-Hill Education
Mindstream Interactive
Multivarious Games

Ohio Film Group
Pixel Park
Super77 Games
Super Lame Games

National employers

Insomniac Games
RIOT Games


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Credit hours

Requirement Hours
Program Requirements 60
CORE Studio Requirements 21
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 39
Total 120

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Course information

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Chair of Game Art & Design
Animation, Game Art & Design
Assistant Professor
Game Art & Design
Adjunct Faculty
Game Art & Design

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