Game Arts Concentration

Why study game art?

Becker College has been called “a destination for game designers” by U.S. News and World Report. Becker College has been consistently ranked by The Princeton Review for the past eight years as a top undergraduate school to study game design–it is currently ranked #3 in the world; Becker’s Interactive Media: Game Art concentration is among the most innovative and best in the nation.

The video game industry represents over $100 billion in worldwide sales, and is expected to grow; surpassing previous projections. This rapid growth has created a high demand for well-trained interactive media designers, who create visual graphics that allow user participation on a variety of electronic media websites, games, cell phone applications, and more.

Students who enroll in interactive media program with the game art concentration gain real-world studio experience and will produce publishable properties prior to graduation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop industry skills in operating computer game development tools and assessing their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Use theoretical concepts and perspectives to explain and evaluate the development of games in various settings.
  • Critically evaluate various approaches to game design and identify the elements that are likely to make for effective games.
  • Design or engineer prototypes of computer games for a variety of environments.
  • Effective collaborative strategies including components of the Agile Mindset

Game Art


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
College Algebra MATH1200 3
History of Game Development GAME1001 3
Principles of Drawing ARTS1100 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems CORE-ENGL 3
Raster and Vector for Games GAME2115 3
Introduction to Game Design GAME1120 3
Digital 3D Modeling GAME2125 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Game Studio GAME3900 3
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
Game Pitch and Design Documents Or GAME2001 3
Interactive Media Elective
3D Animation GAME3130 3
Intermediate Game Development GAME2120 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Game Studio GAME3900 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Life Drawing ARTS2900 3
Interactive Media Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Game Studio GAME3900 3
Game Industry Trends Or GAME3001 3
Interactive Media Elective
General Education Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Interactive Media Elective: Art 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Game Studio GAME3900 3
Serious Games Project GAME3902 3
Career Internship Or GAME4300 3
Interactive Media Elective
Interactive Media Elective: Art 3
Science Elective w/ Lab 4

Credits Total: 31

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Game Studio GAME3900 3
Interactive Media Elective: Art 3
Interactive Media Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
Game Studio GAME3900 3
Portfolio GAME4610 3
General Education Elective 3
Interactive Media Elective: Design 3

Credits Total: 30

 
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