Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

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


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

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.VSL.GAME.ART-DSGN

Total Credit Hours: 60

Visual Arts and Humanities - see www.aacc.edu

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.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Wilfredo Valladares

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
Mathematics GER  
3 credit hours    
ART 100 - Two-Dimensional Design   
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours     
ART 125 - Drawing 1   
3 credit hours     
ART 155 - 2D Game Prototyping  OR 
ART 157 - 3D Game Prototyping   
3 credit hours    

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER   
 
4 credit hours    
ART 106 - Introduction to Digital Design  
ART 106 satisfies the technology requirement.
3 credit hours     
Choose one of the following Art Electives:
(courses with an asterisk have a prerequisite)
ART 102 - Three-Dimensional Design  
ART 103 - Color  
ART 120 - Digital Photography 1  
ART 121 - Black and White Photography   
ART 131 - Painting 1  *
ART 135 - Sculpture 1: Clay Modeling and Mixed Media  
ART 137 - Illustration    *
ART 145 - Ceramics 1  
ART 160 - Video 1  
ART 166 - Graphic Design 1  
ART 170 - Web Design 1  
ART 251 - Animation 1  
ART 252 - Animation 2  
ART 262 - Image & Design    *
3 credit hours    
ART 155 - 2D Game Prototyping  OR
ART 157 - 3D Game Prototyping OR
ART 255 - Game Development   
3 credit hours    

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Biological & Physical Science GER   
 
3 credit hours    
Social and Behavioral Sciences GER   
 
3 credit hours    
ART 209 - History of Western Art 1  OR
ART 210 - History of Western Art 2   
(Art & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours    
Choose one additional course from the list of Art Electives in Term 2. 3 credit hours    
ART 155 - 2D Game Prototyping  OR
ART 157 - 3D Game Prototyping OR
ART 255 - Game Development   
3 credit hours    

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER   
(must select different discipline from Term 3)
3 credit hours    
Wellness Requirement  
Must select from list of approved General Education Wellness courses.
3 credit hours    
ART 250 - Digital Portfolio Development   
1 credit hour     
Choose one of the following Game Electives:
ART 154 - 3D Computer Graphics 
ART 156 - 3D Game Graphics  
ART 158 - Game History  
ART 159 - Game Interface Design   
ART 258 - Game Character Design  
ART 259 - Gaming Practicum  
3 credit hours    
Electives
Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
4 credit hours    

 

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