Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art
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Game Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art

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.

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Curriculum

Admission into the Game Art program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.

For specific Game Art program questions, contact the Chair of Art and Design, Steve Rost, at srost@ltu.edu, or Game Art Director, Mars Ashton, at mashton@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu248-204-2834 or click on the links below.

Total Semester Credit Hours: 125

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
COM 1103

College Composition

3
PSY 1213

Introductory Psychology

3
ART 1113

Basic Design

3
ARC 1012

Art and Design Awareness

2
MCS 1643

Introduction to Games and Animation

3
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
ART 2813

Electronic Methods for Imaging

3
GAM 2133

3D Animation 1

3
SSC 2413

Foundations of the Amer. Experience

3
ART 1133

Basic Design 2

3
MCS 1254

Geometry in Art

4
Total Credit Hours 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
LLT 1213

World Masterpieces 1

3
ART 3633

Traditions of Art 1

3
ART 2113

Life Drawing

3
GAM 2123

2D Animation

3
MCS 3563

Game Design

3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
COM 2103

Technical and Prof. Communication

3
LLT 1223

World Masterpieces 2

3
ART 3643

Traditions of Art 2

3
GAM 2313

Integrated Game Studio 1

3
GAM 3143

3D Animation 2

3
Total Credit Hours 15

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
SSC 2423

Development of the Amer. Experience

3
MCS 2193

Scripting for Game Design

3
CRW 2513

Creative Writing

3
GAM 2213

History of Game Design

3
COM 3000

Writing Proficiency Exam

0
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. Lecture

3
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat. Sci. Lab

1
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
MGT/MKT/INT/ACC/HRM

2xx3 or 3xx3 elective

3
ART 3323

Portfolio Design

3
ART 3343

New Media

3
GAM 3313

Integrated Game Studio 2

3
ART 2623

Imaging Studio 1

3
GAM 3413

Game Mechanics

3
Total Credit Hours 18
   
SUMMER Co-op 0

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
LLT/SSC/PSY 3xx3 or 4xx3

Junior/Senior elective

3
DES 4112

Design Leadership

2
ART/GAM/ARC/ARI/ATD/IDD

2000-4000 level history elective

3
GAM 4514

Game Art: Senior Project 1

4
ART 4612

Senior Seminar 1

2
ART 4922

Internship Studies

2
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr Hrs
GAM/ART/ARC/ARI/IDD/ATD

1000-4000 level elective

3
GAM 4524

Game Art: Senior Project 2

4
ART 4622

Senior Seminar 2

2
BIO/PHY/CHM/GLG/FSC/PSC

1000-4000 level Nat Sci. Lecture

3
1000-4000 Level

Open (University-wide) elective

3
Total Credit Hours 15
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