3D Environment Arts Track

Master the concepts, techniques, and tools required for a career as a 3D environment artist

Courses start on October 1st, 2022

TRACKS 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 video game development, typically collaborating closely with level designers to visualize, build, and refine the 3D content that helps define aesthetic as well as gameplay flow. In addition to providing students with an inroad to the games industry, this track also acts as an ideal primer for artists looking at more specialized hard surface modeling or digital matte painter roles in the film and animation industries.

As you complete each 3D environment art course, you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for a course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.

Should you have any questions regarding these courses please contact [email protected]. Additionally, you only pay for the course(s) you take in a given term.

Understand the role of an Environment Artist in Games
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FALL
October 1st - December
22nd 2022
WINTER
January 22nd- April
15th 2022
SPRING
April 16th - July
8th 2022
SUMMER
July 9th - September
30th 2022

As you complete each course you will receive a certificate of completion for that course. In order to qualify for an in course certificate of completion, students must complete at least 80% of the class assignment during the duration of the course.  

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