Diploma in Video Game Art

General

Program Description

Game Art (4008) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma Program Overview This 2 year program structure provides a balanced schedule strongly emphasizing art creations and production. Initial semesters pay special attention to traditional arts, in recognition of traditional art skills as a foundation for digital art skills. Each semester has at least one class outside art production, covering other areas crucial to a game artists development. By the final semester, studio style digital art production is heavily emphasized in preparation for the students entering the workforce. Students may have the opportunity to be involved in applied research projects. Please see the `Applied Research Centre` section for more information relating to the Sault College Applied Research Centre. Program of Study Semester 1

  • CMM115 - 3 Communications I
  • VGA100 - 2 History of Video Games
  • VGA101 - 3 Life Drawing 1
  • VGA102 - 3 Drawing/Illustration
  • VGA103 - 3 Game Design Process
  • VGA104 - 6 Game Art Studio 1
  • GAS109 - 3 Music and Pop Culture

Semester 2

  • VGA200 - 3 Concept Art for Gaming 1
  • VGA201 - 3 Life Drawing 2
  • VGA202 - 4 Prototyping 1
  • VGA203 - 6 Game Art Studio 2
  • GEN100 - 3 Global Citizenship

Semester 3 VGA300 - 2 Industry Study

  • VGA301 - 3 Concept Art for Gaming 2
  • VGA302 - 5 Prototyping 2
  • VGA303 - 4 Texturing and Shaders
  • VGA304 - 6 Game Art Studio 3
  • GAS103 - 3 What in the World is Going On?
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • GAS116 - 3 Your Two Cents
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • GEN110 - 3 Student Selected General Education
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • HDG122 - 3 Personal and Academic Success Strategies
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • SSC102 - 3 Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
  • Student Selected General Education *

Note: *Students must choose one of the identified Student Selected General Education Courses Semester 4

  • VGA400 - 3 Concept Art for Gaming 3
  • VGA402 - 3 Critical Game Analysis
  • VGA403 - 4 Interface Design
  • VGA404 - 6 Game Art Studio 4
  • VGA405 - 4 Portfolio Development

Recommended Supply List http://www.saultcollege.ca/Academics/VideoGameArt/VGA%20required%20supplies.pdf For Additional Information please see the following "Fact Sheet" **Please note tuition prices on this sheet are for Domestic students, NOT International students ** http://www.saultcollege.ca/FactSheets/Program%20Fact%20Sheet%20-%20Video%20Game%20Art.pdf

Last updated April 2019

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