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Notable alums share their experiences
Two of our graduates played key roles in the production of the latest version of BioShock from Irrational Games. Read about their work and how their Art Institutes education helped prepare them for this high-profile opportunity.Read More
Art Institute of Pittsburgh alum Stig Asmussen turned his love of drawing and his passion for video games into a career as Creative Director of God of War III at Sony Studios.Learn more about him
Learn to get games into the production pipeline. And get yourself into a growing industry.
Working with experienced instructors, you’ll start with fundamentals like drawing, color, design, then move on to develop the skills you need in animation game design, scriptwriting, storyboarding, and character design.
Explore scripting and the basics of 2D animation as well as 3D modeling and animation. You’ll see what it takes to get a game from concept to market-ready, with courses that may include:
Immerse yourself in industry-relevant curriculum
Your journey to the real world of Visual & Game Programming starts with a strong foundation in art and design as you cover basics like life drawing and sculpture, character and object design, scriptwriting, and storyboarding.
As you develop technical, programming, and problem-solving skills, you'll begin working with classmates on team projects And you'll be guided by instructors who share their industry experience in areas including:
Programs vary by location. Select the location you are interested in:
Check out the in-game environment David Hechey helped create using Max, Photoshop, UDK and his creativity—and get his instructor’s perspective on the skills David demonstrated.View our interactive gallery
Take a look at the full demo for a video game that a team of students created in a game production workshop—and see how their instructor feels the experience has helped prepare them for the real world.Read his story - and see his spot
Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming alumni from The Art Institutes system of schools are building on their talent at some of the world’s leading electronic gaming companies. With our education programs, you can join our nationwide community of alumni who are helping shape the future.
Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Create Tomorrow means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.
Fashion DesignerHear Calvin's Story
Graphic DesignerHear Karey's Story
Creative Director, Sony Computer EntertainmentHear Stig's Story
Executive Chef and Owner, Private SocialHear Tiffany's Story
Creative Director, Under Armour, Inc.Hear Nathan's Story