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Game Arts

03 October 2023
Develop technical skills in designing environments, rendering cutscenes, digital sculpting, concept art, and more.
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Game Arts

Introduction

A strong art style is at the core of what makes a video game compelling and stand out from other titles. Game Arts focuses on the things you see while playing video games — from believable environments through to relatable characters.

Game Arts studies includes learning conceptual art design for world-building and characters, as well as technical skills in designing environments, rendering cutscenes, digital sculpting, minority representation in games, and more.

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What will my study involve?

  • Learn to create dynamic worlds.
  • Develop your skills in 2D and 3D art, using industry standard tools.
  • Collaborate on projects from your second year designing games up to the working prototype stage.
  • A dedicated space for your studies, including game development labs, performance capture stages, and more.

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Courses

Game Arts major

For the major in the Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours, complete the following courses:

200-level

300-level

At 400-level your compulsory courses in the degree will focus on Game Arts projects.

Game Arts minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Digital Screen with Honours, complete the following courses:

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:

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Career opportunities

Being able to design detailed, immersive settings and cinematic effects gives you a lot of career options in game development, as well as in film/television and other industries that are incorporating these game design techniques.

Career pathways could include:

  • game art
  • animation
  • concept art
  • multimedia programming.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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