The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art offered at Lawrence Technological University is a project-focused multi-disciplinary program. It not only provides students with the tools and skills needed to succeed in the field of Game Design, but has graduates hitting the ground running with full-fledged game releases before graduation.
Throughout their Sophomore and Junior years, students take an Integrated Game Studio sequence that acts as a platform for professional practice, bringing together the University's disciplines in order to produce and release games within the curriculum itself.
The Game Art program curriculum employs an industry-applicable approach that includes art asset creation, asset integration, defining narrative and storytelling techniques and collaborative development practices between artists and programmers within the Game Software Development program under the Arts & Sciences College at Lawrence Technological University. Students are tasked with using critical thinking skills as they visually communicate concepts, analyze industry trends, and apply design principles and patterns to their work that is encouraged to be focused on their individual talents and interests in the multi-faceted field.Download Student Games
BFA in Game Art, 2016
A: I grew up in the small, northern town of Charlevoix, where I fostered a passion for art from a young age.
A: I was drawn to LTU because of its focus on technology along with art, and practicality along with aesthetics. I wanted to make sure that I was learning about the technical aspects of my field, and LTU delivered: the student laptops preloaded with the latest industry software was a tremendous asset to my education
A: My advice to someone contemplating entering the video game industry would be make sure you are truly interested in the craft involved. Many people want to get into the industry simply because they like to play games, and soon find that actually making games really isn't for them. If you are passionate about design, storytelling, world building, and exploring cutting edge technology, then definitely give Game Art a closer look.
Admission into the Game Art program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.