Game Art

Take a Game Art Certificate program in an online game art and design school environment

Ready to turn your passion for video games into a rewarding career? The Sessions Game Art Certificates are cutting-edge game art and design school programs that are flexible to your schedule and learning needs. Each class is exciting, relevant, and challenging—and developed with projects geared to game design processes used by leading studios today. Gear up for a career in video games with a certificate in animation, 3D modeling, and digital art for gaming.

Course topics in the Professional Certificate program include 2D game art in Adobe Photoshop, game textures and UV mapping, 3D modeling and lighting in Autodesk Maya, and 3D character animation. In the Advanced Certificate, you can add concentrations to your program that increase the depth and breadth of your game art and game development skills. Learn to write game concept documents, build character riggings in Maya, and add to your game artist portfolio.

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Notices and Deadlines

Game Art Professional Certificate

  • Six courses in 2D game art, 3D modeling, and character animation
  • Completion in nine months or less
  • Orientation course, designated Student Advisor, and cohort of students

Learn more about the online Game Art Professional Certificate level.

Game Art Advanced Certificate

  • Six courses in 2D game art, 3D modeling, and character animation
  • One concentration in the area of your choice
  • Additional concentrations (optional)
  • Orientation course, designated Student Advisor, and cohort of students
  • Faculty-led portfolio review at the end of your program

Learn more about the online Game Art Advanced Certificate including recommended concentrations.

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Game Art Certificate Resources

The Game Art Certificate program is led by Department Head Todd Gantzler and a team of dedicated instructors who are professional game artists and designers. "Becoming a game artist requires many hours of detail and devotion. With creativity and diligence, however, you'll graduate with a nice portfolio or reel to take to first your job interview..." Read Todd Gantzler's full Department Head welcome message.

In the Game Art Certificate programs, students learn both technical and artistic skills, applying professional approaches to digital imaging, 3D modeling, model texturing, game animation, color, and lighting. A secondary focus of the program is building the analytical and communication skills that game industry employers seek. Read the Game Art program standards.

To meet the goals of the program and complete your game art and design school projects, you'll need computer hardware and software. Be sure to review the requirements. Then, when you're ready to apply to a Game Art Certificate program, visit the Certificate Admissions area or talk to an Admissions Advisor directly:

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