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Game Art

Video games, computer simulations, virtual environments, and augmented reality are no longer just for entertainment. Video game technology has become a vital tool in every field to impart knowledge and ideas. More than just play, video games are not only works of art themselves; they influence other creative media. Video games are a nexus for wider trends and issues in social culture and entertainment, and video game technology has transferred to many fields and industries.

The Game Art certificate provides students with basic knowledge in principles of game art design and the studio production practices used in game art and animation. With a focus on creative computer graphics, the program provides core classes and electives focused on production skills such as concept art, modeling, animation, script editing, and sound design. The program provides access to the advanced computer graphics tools in the DAAP Computer Graphics Center in studio-based classes.

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Full-time program duration: 2.0 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
DAAP Student Affairs
DAAP Admissions
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-1376

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to this certificate must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in previous college work. To apply, students should turn in the application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.


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The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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