Game Art, Minor

The Game Art Minor offers students to become immersed in the study and practice of the visual arts and animation within the game medium. Students are afforded the opportunity to think critically and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to produce art and animation assets that are critical to the success of projects in the game medium. Working in the interdisciplinary game areas, the program fosters experiential learning opportunities utilizing diverse intersections of skills merging artistic practice, and expression blended with technology.  Students will be immersed in experiences to develop tools to succeed, eagerness to innovate, and skills to become next-generation entrepreneurs in the ever-changing games and media landscape.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified. Students who wish to register for 2000 level courses and above need to plan ahead in order to complete pre-requisite course(s) ahead of time.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Requirements for Non–Art and Design Majors

Required Courses
ARTD 2370
and ARTD 2371
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
5
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
5
ARTF 2220
and ARTF 2221
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
and 4D Tools
5
Elective Course
Complete one of the following:4
Virtual Environment Design
Character Design for Animation
Animation for Games

Requirements for Art and Design Majors 

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BFA in Media Arts program.

Required Courses
ARTD 2370
and ARTD 2371
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
5
ARTF 1120Observational Drawing4
Additional Courses
Complete two of the following:8
Virtual Environment Design
Character Design for Animation
Animation for Games
Elective Course
Complete one of the following:4
Narrative Basics
Animation 1
Digital Sculpture and Model Making
Art and Design Special Topics
Special Topics in Art and Design Studio
Foundations of Game Design

GPA Requirement

2.500 GPA required in the minor