1. Create Tomorrow - in Game Art & Design

      The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Game Art & Design program is designed to provide students with every challenge, course and assistance that will help them prepare for a career in the exciting game design programming industry.

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      Enhance Your Game Art & Design Skills

      The multi-billion dollar video game industry is continually advancing as developers compete to come out with the latest and greatest in graphics, performance, creativity and more. This means that the industry is constantly looking for fresh talent armed with the most advanced training and skills so they can create the next games that will captivate audiences – and generate revenues.

      The Bachelor of Science Degree in Game Art & Design program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division is designed to provide students with every challenge, course and assistance that will help them prepare for a career in the game design programming industry.

      Students will find that classes and instructors are there to help them sharpen and strengthen their core art and design skills, as well as provide them with the advanced game design programming skills that will be needed upon graduation.

      In this program, students will have the opportunity to learn how to design game play and backgrounds, create characters and their environments, and apply their knowledge of video and computer games to evaluate products. They will also study video game programming, learning the coding, production, artistic concepts and game play strategies that create the video games that are enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

      Career Portrait

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of multimedia artists and animators is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Expected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television. However, it will be slowed by companies hiring animators who work overseas.

      Consumers will continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and three-dimensional movies. Video game studios will require additional multimedia artists and animators to meet this increased demand. In addition, an increased demand for computer graphics for mobile devices, such as smart phones, will lead to more job opportunities.”

      Source:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm

      Accreditation

      The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

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