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Game Art and Design - Visual Arts Transfer (A.A.)

Title of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Game Art and Design, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.


Total Credit Hours: 60

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: Prepares students for transfer to a four year game art or design program. After graduation from a transfer institution, students will be eligible for entry level positions in the game industry as artists and designers. It is recommended that students work closely with the game faculty to determine what specific jobs within game art and design are of particular interest, and then identify potential transfer programs that would provide the necessary training to secure an entry level job in that specific area. Students with existing degrees, wishing to focus specifically on developing game skills, or wishing to enter the game industry after completing an associate degree should also check out the Visual Arts Professional Game Development AAS area of concentration, and the Game Development Certificate. Students interested in game programming and game engineering should consider the Computer Science Transfer AS or Internet and Mobile Device Software Development AAS degrees and related certificates.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies or Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies and Emerging Issues Category 
  • Computer Technology 
  • Mathematics 

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements   for a list of approved courses. 

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 9 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Area of Concentration Requirements: 17-23 credits

Students must complete all of these courses with a grade of C or better. 

Choose two to four courses from the following: 6-12 credits

Elective: 1-4 credit hours

Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Computer Competency Requirement

ART 106 meets this requirement.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

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