Basic understanding of 3D modeling and texturing
$42.6 to $182K
Based on US job data
Foundations & Design Program overview
Understand the role of an Environment Artist in Games
The environment artist’s role is that of world builder. The mission is nothing less than to craft the spaces that will create a sense of immersion, help tell a story and work hand-in-glove with level design and gameplay. Environment artists work at the vanguard of game development, typically collaborating closely with level designers to visualize, build and refine the 3D content that help define aesthetic as well as gameplay flow. In addition to providing students with an inroad to the games industry, this program also acts as an ideal primer for artists looking at more specialized Hard Surface Modeling / Digital Matte Painter roles in the film and animation industries.
Foundations & Design CURRICULUM
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Heather Dove / Fall 2017
I absolutely loved this course predominantly because of the instructor. Juan is such a pleasure to talk to, and shares the wealth of knowledge he has on the subject very willingly. He definitely goes above and beyond in answering questions and introducing new plugins and scripts.
Juan Morales / Fall 2017
I thought Juan was a great coach. I had to withdraw from the class on the third week because this is not the route I want to take with my career. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this instructor.
Tami Kim / Fall 2017
Instructor was very helpful and thorough with feedback.
Sara Parysz / Spring 2017
Juan was awesome! I learned so much in these few short weeks.
Duard Mostert / Fall 2017
Ethan was great! Learned a ton! Couldn't have asked for more
Westley Lehman / Fall 2017
My instructor "Ethan Hiley" was nothing short of awesome he answered everything in great detail and helped me and my other class mates with anything we needed in a timely, detailed, and polite, manor.
Matt Mattice / Fall 2017
I learned a to. Of stuff through this course, Ethan is a great instructor!
Christopher Chen / Fall 2017
Ethan's style of teaching is phenomenal. I had a few doubts as to how I should proceed with my future projects, and Ethan's workflow gives me clarity and confidence on how to approach them.
Catarina Cruz / Fall 2017
All I can say is that Ethan was an awesome instructor, I feel like I learned a lot, and I very much enjoyed the lessons.
Issam Matmati / Fall 2017
Let's just say taking this course is like the best investment I've done in the last few months.
John McMurrough / Summer 2017
Michael was great. Tons of great tips.
Kirk DouPonce / Spring 2017
Mr. Pavlovich is a gifted instructor.
Sarah Meeks / Winter 2017
Fantastic guy would like more classes form him.
Woodrow Smith / Winter 2017
Great instructor, very knowledgeable and always willing to share his expertise.
Vitaly Bonndar / Spring 2017
I really like Clinton's style of teaching. Clinton explains any topic very accessible and detailed. I would love to have gone through another course with such a great teacher.
James Morgan / Spring 2017
Clinton was a great instructor providing excellent feedback great tips and techniques. He also provided extra material relating to each weeks theme or area. This adds more value to course providing tutorials and documents to continue study.
JD Gardner / Summer 2017
Clinton is amazing; I would absolutely take another class with him in a second. Very personable and active in the forums, great with specific feedback examples, clearly knows his technical stuff.
Andy Fraser / Fall 2017
He was great. Love that he finds documentations on each subject that we were learning to help us further our education.
Luca Tietto / Spring 2017
It was really clear during the readings and it has an incredible patience. Never received late feedback or email. Definitely an incredible teacher and artist!
Cody Grech/ Fall 2017
Awesome teacher, would take other classes taught by David without giving it second thought. Very knowledgeable and friendly, assignments are paced very well, lots of great info that is useful with real applications.
Laura Meijer / Fall 2017
David Mooy (Intro to Maya) talks relaxed and doesn't sound rushed which is a big plus for students who are not native English speakers.
Brittney Rose / Summer 2017
He was great and very helpful!
Sam Cole/ Spring 2017
I really appreciated the frequency of feedback Ben was able to give. It really helped me improve rapidly week-to-week.
Tim Brakensiek / Winter 2017
Ben was great, I really enjoyed his instruction and he really knows Substance Designer and Painter and can relate his knowledge well.
James Morgan /Winter 2017
-- Ben did a great job of breaking it down in a clear and concise manner with no fluff just the theory’s and professional practices to use it and get a great result. So thanks again for all the effort he put in and the speedy reviews and feedback.
Mark Kirkpatrick/ Winter 2017
Kurt is an amazing instructor. It was obvious to me that he is very dedicated to helping students improve. His feedback was invaluable to me.
Michael Bates/ Winter 2017
Great job explaining.
Maxime Vysniauskas / Winter 2017
At the start, I expected minimal feedback, but he went above and beyond to show me how certain things work in the work environment.
Okan Beyit / Winter 2017
Andres was a great teacher. His comments, suggestions and critiques were very insightful and helpful in developing my project. His suggestions were always coupled with explanations and examples of why they would be beneficial which is a great way to develop an understanding of what to look for when developing our own work.
Cody Hernandez / Spring 2017
Andres is probably the best teacher I ever had and I recommend this class (or other classes with him) to everyone. -
Andy Fraser/ Spring 2017
I liked how he showed interest in a students work. I watched other peoples critiques he gave and showed the same amount of interest.
Scott Gudahl / Spring 2017
Andres is amazing! always shows up with a great attitude and tried to always bring the best product to us. Couldn't ask for more from an instructor .
Christen Smith / Fall 2017
I really don't have anything negative to say about Jeremy, honestly. I really enjoyed this class and gained a lot of new skillsets from it, and was amazed that this was his first time teaching. He has a natural talent in not only his craft, but in delivering it in a digestible manner in class. I highly recommend this class!
Alexander Cowan / Fall 2017
Jeremy was awesome!
Sara Parysz / Summer 2017
Jeremy was one of the best instructors I've had for game design, and this includes counting the instructors I had - - He was always helpful, always kind, and was a wealth of information for both newcomers and experienced artists.
Sahir Irfan / Summer 2017
Jeremy is an awesome instructor! I'm so happy I took this class and I'm happy with what I've learned. -
Joshua Williams / Summer 2017
He's a very encouraging and caring dude. I felt like he really enjoyed teaching the class which goes a long way.
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