Game Art & Design is a discipline in playful creativity. To entertain an idea is to allow it to play in one’s mind. The product is the creation of a virtual environment that engages our senses and entertains us in innovative ways. Game artists use traditional forms of media, as well as radically new kinds of tools, to communicate their ideas and realize their visions. Game artists work individually and as part of a creative team to weave together many different aspects of the look, feel and sound of a virtual environment.
Game designers create the game story, the game logic, the game space, history and timeline, fashioning together color, composition, texture, sound, 3D modeling and motion techniques. Game artists learn the nuts and bolts of how games and imaginary worlds of animation are created – they draw, sculpt, write, think, speak, work together and become adept at many kinds of software – driven by a passion for play.