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BS in Game Art (Campus)

Students seeking a program that combines their artistic and technical skills with their love for digital games might consider entering the Bachelor of Science in Game Art program at Full Sail University. More details about this campus-based program are found here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Game Art

School Offering Program:

Full Sail University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

An academic background in art, animation, or graphic design could be helpful for students who wish to enroll in this BS in Game Art degree program. Students would benefit from strong artistic and creative skills, an eye for detail, and familiarity with basic computer systems. All applicants to Full Sail University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Game art creation, 3-D animation, and art fundamentals are among the main topics addressed in the Bachelor of Science in Game Art program at Full Sail University. Students could expect to learn how to use 3-D software, create computer graphic models, develop gaming models, apply texturing and sculpting techniques, produce digitized motion sequences, and use shading and lighting to maximize scenes. Workshops and collaborative projects are used to teach students about visual art fundamentals. A series of hands-on project and portfolio courses allow students to apply what they have learned to create animated sequences, props, characters, and environments to be included in their digital portfolios.

Learning Format:

On campus

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Full Sail University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Game Art:

A total of 23 courses, seven hands-on courses, and seven career modules must be completed to earn this Bachelor of Science in Game Art degree. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Full Sail University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Game Art Major Courses (120 credits)

  • Creative Presentation
  • Psychology of Play
  • Technology in the Entertainment and Media Industries
  • English Composition I
  • Fundamentals of Art I
  • Model Creation
  • Fundamentals of Art II
  • Shading and Lighting
  • 3-D Animation I
  • Project and Portfolio I: 3-D Arts
  • Career Module I: Personal Branding
  • 3-D Animation II
  • Art History
  • Project and Portfolio II: 3-D Arts
  • Career Module II: Career Research
  • College Mathematics
  • Project and Portfolio III: Game Art
  • Career Module III: Resume Fundamentals
  • Art Creation for Games
  • Game Characters
  • Texture Painting and Sculpting
  • Fundamentals of Physical Science
  • Environment Art
  • Game Animation I
  • Project and Portfolio IV: Game Art
  • Career Module IV: Career Strategy and Planning
  • History of Visual Communications
  • Game Animation II
  • Project and Portfolio V: Game Art
  • Career Module V: Networking
  • Historical Archetypes and Mythology
  • Level Assembly and Lighting
  • Project and Portfolio VI: Game Art
  • Career Module VI: Resume Writing
  • Advanced Game Characters
  • Motion Capture
  • Project and Portfolio VII: Game Art
  • Career Module VII: Job Interview

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While a bachelor's degree is typically sufficient to begin working in the field at entry-level or possibly mid-management positions, graduates of the BS in Game Art who wish to advance to upper-level management jobs might choose to pursue a master's degree. A graduate degree related to game art might further explore art theory, emerging technologies in game art, and managerial practices in game production and development processes.

Master's degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Arts in Interaction Design
  • Master of Arts in Interactive Media
  • Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Computer Graphics

Career Paths:

Graduates of Full Sail University's Bachelor of Science in Game Art program could be prepared to apply their skills in and knowledge of animation software, graphics, and character development to positions in game manufacturing companies, animation studios, multimedia companies, or software development companies. They might oversee or assist in areas of character design, game concept development, software application design, or effects animation.

Careers that graduates might qualify for include:

  • Animator
  • Environment artist
  • Computer graphic artist
  • Character artist
  • Multimedia animator

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