bachelor of fine arts in game art

“Lawrence Tech’s BFA in Game Art offers you a challenging and comprehensive curriculum, as well as the opportunity to develop your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, which all employers require. In addition to exceptional exposure in the classroom and access to high-tech equipment in state-of-the-art studios, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one attention from faculty members.” Peter Beaugard, Chair, Art and Design, College of Architecture and Design

Game art is an integrated discipline that involves the process of designing art, content, and rules for traditional and interactive multisensory games.

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Summary

Art integration, strong narrative and storytelling, and collaborations between artists and programmers distinguish Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art, resulting in a well-rounded education that is prized by industry leaders.

Program Overview

Art integration, strong narrative and storytelling, and collaborations between artists and programmers distinguish Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art, resulting in a well-rounded education that is prized by industry leaders.

Why Game Art at Lawrence Tech?

bfa-game-art-1.jpgYour courses are taught in tandem with Lawrence Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science game development concentration, which advances your skills in game art, game design, and game mechanics through a series of studio-based classes emphasizing visual, written, and oral communication. In keeping with the University’s motto of theory and practice, you will apply your knowledge and problem-solving skills to support game art innovation and business scenarios. As part of your studies, you will lead teams in developing game concepts integrating art assets, game mechanics, character design, scripting and programming, design documentation, game narrative, and interface design.

Career Options 

  • bfa-game-art.jpgGame designer
  • Game artist
  • Interaction designer
  • Character designer
  • Mobile game designer/developer
  • Level designer
  • Modeler/texturer
  • Concept artist
  • Art director
  • Online game designer/developer
  • Web designer/developer

 

Curriculum

Your 125-credit-hour program consists of:

Game art core 78
Humanities 23
(with emphasis on leadership
23
Math and science 15
Electives 9
Total 125

Get Started

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu.

 

Application Process

All items should be sent to the Office of Admissions except Portfolio and Program Questionnaire.

application process 1 Undergraduate Online Application (preferred method), Undergraduate Paper Application. Send to Office of Admissions.
application process 2 Signature Page Application. Send to Office of Admissions.
application process 3 Request previous school transcript to be sent to Lawrence Tech. 
Send to: Office of Admissions 
               21000 West Ten Mile Road
               Southfield, MI 48075
application process 4 Send ACT/SAT to Admissions Office.
application process 5 Portfolio   Design portfolios for B.F.A. in Game Art should include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 pieces. An acceptable portfolio is one that exhibits proficient drawing and conceptual skills. It should include a variety of art media and/or design projects that demonstrate the potential for artistic development. The pieces should be complete compositions of various themes and include still life, figurative drawing, perspective, and feature objects found in every day life. Examples of three-dimensional formation and sculptural form are encouraged. Portfolios will not be returned. Electronic submission of portfolios is encouraged.

The resolution of included images should be 150 dpi each in .JPG file format.

Files should be saved in following format: lastnamefirstname_gameart_1.jpg (Ex. smithjohn_gameart_1.jpg, smithjohn_gameart_2.jpg)

Please send portfolio electronically to the LTU admission’s office at admissions@ltu.edu with “BFA Game Art Portfolio” in the subject line.

 

 

 

International Students Only

application process 6 WES. Send to Office of Admissions.
application process 7 TOFEL. Send to Office of Admissions.
application process 8 Obtaining your I-20.


Contacts

For specific Game Art Program questions, contact Peter Beaugard at pbeaugard@ltu.edu or 248.204.2837
For general University questions contact Admissions at admissions@ltu.edu or 248.204.3160