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The Art Institutes International at San Francisco Offers New Degrees in Game Art & Design

(September 20, 2001)
The Art Institutes International at San Francisco today announced it is offering a new bachelor's degree program in Game Art & Design to bring a new generation of talent to the computer game industry.

The school also announced it is offering a new bachelor's degree program in Multimedia & Web Design. Potential students interested in either program are invited to contact the school at (888) 493-3261, (415) 865-0198 or online at for admission details. Applications are now being accepted for enrollment for classes beginning on October 1, 2001.

The Game Art & Design bachelor's degree program is designed for students who want to prepare for entry-level positions in the game development field. Students will learn character animation techniques, complex modeling, computer mapping, game level design and how to script within the game. Students also will create interactive game levels and learn to make computer game animation come alive with movement, color and action characters.

The Game Art & Design program is geared toward 3D animation and game level design. Students will apply knowledge of video and animation to produce game products using 2D software to create backgrounds, 3D modeling and animation software to create game art, and 3D software to apply textures. The students also will receive a broad-based education that will include classes in art history and the humanities. By exposing students to classic art forms, they are able to incorporate more variety into their writing styles and animation sequences. The curriculum will show game developers how to produce story lines and animations that are filled with creativity.

The new bachelor's degree program in Multimedia & Web Design integrates visual design, digital image manipulation, audio and video techniques, web site design, scripting languages, authoring software and basic animation principles. General education courses also are included to add critical thinking and fundamental knowledge. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in industries such as interactive communications, publishing, entertainment, training, marketing, gaming and education.

Both programs were designed by a faculty curriculum committee and professional advisory boards of industry experts. The programs give students a curriculum that responds to the ongoing changes in the industry, ensuring that students graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers need.

The school also offers bachelor's degree programs in Media Arts & Animation, Graphic Design and Fashion Design. Associate's degree programs are offered in Animation Art & Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia & Web Design and Fashion Design.

The Art Institutes International at San Francisco is one of The Art Institutes, a system of 23 education institutions located nationwide, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation is among the largest providers of proprietary post-secondary education in the U.S., offering master's degree, bachelor's degree, associate's degree and non-degree programs. EDMC has provided career-oriented education programs for over 35 years, and its Art Institutes ( have graduated more than 125,000 students.

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