Academy of Art University offers some of the best training and hands-on experience to help you excel in your future game development careers. We pride ourselves in doing an exceptional job designing programs that equip aspiring professionals with a comprehensive toolbox of marketable skills that lead to success in the industry.

Our Game Development course teaches the skills necessary to succeed in exciting careers in game design, concept art, UI/UX design, animation, technical art, and emerging technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality.

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3D Character Artist
Bring characters to life as a 3D character modeler. You’ll build complex character models, organic meshes, and work across teams to rig, light, texture, and animate your creations.
3D Environment Modeler
Bring video game environments to life with your 3D modeling techniques. Add color, texture, shaders, and lighting to give the environment a finished look.
Animation VFX
Animation and Visual Effects gives a game its personality. The most well-designed and crafted character doesn’t come to life until someone makes them move and give them some personality. Visual Effects, such as fire, laser blasts, and warp gates, grab the player and transport them to another world altogether.
Character Concept Artist
Design and create the characters for interactive games. You’ll imagine the visual look of interactive characters with contextual details to bring them to life.
Environment Concept Artist
Combine a playful imagination with a high degree of artistic skill. Concept and flesh out all aspects of environmental design, from small props to full culture kits.
Game/Level Designer
Balance gameplay elements to keep games engaging. You will also improve systems, contribute to features, and participate in testing to create immersive worlds and evoke emotions.
Gameplay Programmer
Gameplay programmers are the heart of any game. Your job will be to bring the game to life by implementing the core gameplay mechanics. You'll work very closely with designers to build the game itself.
Systems Programmer
Systems programmers build the engine technology that runs the games. As a systems programmer, your code will power the backend of the engine and enable the creativity of the team. Graphics, networking, file systems, physics systems, and other core systems fall under this domain.
Tools Programmer
Tools programmers are the unsung heroes of the games industry. Your job is to enable the other developers to build the gameplay. You will create map editors, write plug-ins, and build custom tools to enable the designer's creativity.
UX/UI Designer
Use your knowledge of game features, design, motion graphics, and user paths to create an immersive experience.
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