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School of Design

Game Art
Bachelor of Science

Game on! In Mount Ida's highly regarded Game Art program.

Mount Ida’s Game Art program caters to students with a specific passion for video game art, with an emphasis on collaboration amongst students. As a Game Art student, you’ll have a firsthand understanding of how creative teams work together to develop elements of a game into a cohesive product.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Preparation for the real world.

The Game Art curriculum focuses on hands-on training with cutting-edge, professional software coupled with individualized instruction from industry-experienced teachers. You’ll hone your skills in art courses specific to games, such as visual layout, game design, and level design. Additionally, you’ll receive training in essential industry skills such as 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and rendering.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Game Art degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 120-121 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 75 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 18 credits- Art Foundation Courses
  • 27-28 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • AX 130- 3D Modeling I
  • GM 203- Visual Layout for Games
  • GM 330- Scripting
  • GM 335- Special effects
  • GM 402- Programming for Game Artists

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Animation Game Art and Digital Visualization faculty directory.

Photo of Eric Hunn.
Faculty Spotlight

Eric Hunn

Department Chair Instructor

Professor Hunn leads the Game Art & Animation program, giving students in-class and real world experience. He has been instrumental in organizing Mount Ida’s participation in the PAX East convention, highlighting the student work produced in the Game Art & Design program, and mentoring those who choose to enter these highly competitive fields. Professor Hunn brings more than a decade of Professional experience to the classroom having worked for such companies as 38 Studios, Animotion, Disruptor Beam and the Cambridge Interactive Development ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Game art students graduate from the program with a quality portfolio that recruiters seek, and are prepared to work as artists and animators for video game developers. The dynamic game art industry offers excellent job opportunities. Video game developers, web design firms and marketing companies are among the employers who seek game art graduates. Demand is always high for computer game specialists in areas such as 3D modeling, level designer, concept artist, environment artist, character animation, texturing and visual effects, and technical art.

Examples of recent graduate placements include:

  • 3D Artist, Wayfair
  • Tech Artist, Turbine Games
  • Animator, Bardel Entertainment
  • Digital Sculpting, Hasbro
  • Artist, Dark Cellar Studio
  • Environment Artist, Rockstar Toranto
  • Animator, Boss Fight Entertainment

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Our students are taught by industry-seasoned professionals who work at Boston’s top companies. They provide plenty of attention and feedback as well as contacts and connections.
Eric Hunn

Department Chair, Instructor

Game Art & Animation in the School of Design