Degrees and Certifications:
Video Game Art & Design
Video Game Art & Design students get hands-on experience working in Autodesk Maya learning the skills to be a 3D Modeler. Students spend the majority of the year exploring the methods used to develop 3D models for games, including the ability to prepare and generate textures for their models in Adobe Photoshop. The class also touches on game engines, such as Unreal and Unity, as well as 3D sculpture tools Zbrush and Mudbox. While exploring the development of games, students learn about ludology, the theory of gameplay, in order to understand why people play games and their reaction to game mechanics. All students will develop a portfolio of their work, which can be used when seeking internships and/or to gain admission in post-secondary game design programs.
Students may also complete the Autodesk Certified User and Adobe Certified Associate certification exams.
Course Length: 1 Year / 1 Period
High School Credits: 10
Potential College Credits: 3
Fulfills a-g: "f"
Certificate Earned: Photoshop, MAYA Certification