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Game Art

Game Art

Create and develop the graphic world of a video game

Admission

High School Diploma + Entrance Exam

Duration

5
Years

Degree

Level 7 RNCP - Master's Degree

Rythm

600h of training + Internship
then Cooperative education in Master's (except Nice: full time)

Campus

paris nice montreal
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    Selection in the Admissions Test

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    Employment rate of last three graduate classes

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    Alumni satisfied with their course (2020/2021/2022 years)

Training

Become a game artist

  • How do I become a game artist ?

  • What employment opportunities are open to me ?

  • Entry requirements

  • What are the objectives of the course ?

  • What skills will I acquire on the course ?

  • How am I taught ?

  • How am I assessed ?

  • Is this a work-study program ?

  • What qualification will I get ?

Program taught in French & English

ISART's Game Art training prepares future 2D/3D Game Artists for the video game industry. Students acquire the graphic and managerial skills allowing them to work in each artistic specialty of a real-time 3D project.

They learn how to collaborate in real production conditions. In addition to exercising their creativity, they practice organizing and managing all the production stages of a video game project.

The specialized Game Art training prepares students for various roles in the video game industry such as:

Game Artist | Lead Game Artist | FX Artist | FX Supervisor | 3D Animator | Environment Artist | Modeling Artist | Sculpting Artist | Lookdev Artist | Lighting Artist | Rigging Artist | Technical Director | Lead Compositor | Motion Designer | Digital Matte Painter | Rotoscoping Artist | Tracking Artist | Color Grading Artist | Previs Artist | Concept Artist | Storyboarder | Chara Artist | Art Director | Chara Designer

 

 

To be accepted into our video game school and on to the Game Art degree course, candidates must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and pass the admissions test.

The admissions test includes a digital portfolio and an interview.

All details are given in the Admissions Guide.

  • Acquire the graphic skills related to the production of a video game: master 2D and 3D graphic software and techniques, have an artistic and video game culture, design the graphic and visual elements of a video game in 2D and/or 3D (scenery, textures, characters, effects)
  • Acquire the managerial skills related to the production of a video game: know how to communicate, organize and work in a team
  • Be able to meet the requirements of the graphic charter and use graphic design software to integrate the elements into the game engine
  • Preparation of the graphic development of the game
  • Graphic design of a video game project
  • Elaboration of the promotional elements of the game
  • Production of the graphic elements of a game
  • Quality control of the graphic elements of a game
  • Steering and management of a project to create the graphic universe of a game
  • Theoretical and practical teaching: lectures, application exercises, practical work, tutorials
  • Production of projects: monitoring and supervision by teachers during the realization of projects (end of year project, final major project)
  • Continuous Assessment (case studies, simulations, presentations, demonstrations)
  • Project presentations (end of year project, final major project) in front of a school or professional jury
  • Written and oral evaluations in English
  • Professional experience report and presentation

The Game Art course includes periods of work experience in companies, to develop students' employability right from the start of their studies.

  • Bachelor 2nd year: a summer internship
  • Bachelor 3rd year: 3-month internship (Feb/April)
  • Master's degree: 26 weeks minimum over the two years (internship, work experience contract or apprenticeship)

The RNCP Level 7 title "Expert in digital design, 3D animation and special effects" is delivered at the end of the course based on the results obtained.

This degree is the consecration of five years of study and the acquisition of social and professional skills.

Program

A project-oriented pedagogy

  • Bachelor's Year 1
  • Bachelor's year 2
  • Bachelor's year 3
  • Master's year 4
  • Master's year 5
Full time

TEACHING CONTENT

Program taught in French & English

  • Artistic culture

Story of art, of styles | Culture of cinema, animation special effects and video games | Lectures on the fundamentals of image | Filmic language

  • Fundamentals Animation / Video games

Observation drawing | Animal morphology | Human morphology | Character design | Set design | Perspective | Storyboard | Traditional color | Digital color | 2D animation | Sculpture | 3D set design | Photo | Anchoring | Photo retouching | Modeling

  • Active English
  • Career Support

 

  • Projects
    Development project visual: individual projects & presentations in a group
    Citizenchip project
full time

TEACHING CONTENT

Program taught in French

  • 3D

3D software: Modeling buildings and vehicles | Camera placement | Rendering parameters

 

  • 2D

Character design | Anatomy | Animal and human morphology | Animation | Coloring | Set design

 

  • Design

History of video games | World creation | Creation of a style guide | Typography and page layout

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support
  • Projects

End of year Project

Board game project
3D car circuit project

  • Internship / Professional Experience

2-month internship (summer)

full time

TEACHING CONTENT

Program taught in French

  • Design

Art direction | Graphic production

 

  • 2D

Anatomy | Animation | World creation | Set and character design | Introduction to interface design | Lighting and special effects

 

  • 3D

Animation | Concepts of modeling | Modeling and optimising game elements | Texture rendering | Lighting and special effects | Use of game engines in 2D & 3D

 

  • Game Design

Learning the basics 1/2

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support
  • Projects

Making a game level in 2D
Game week
Bachelor's Graduation Project: design and creation of 3D characters and scenery
Project of work experience

 

  • Internship / Professional Experience

3-month internship (Feb/April)

work-study program

TEACHING CONTENT

Program taught in French

  • Design

Art direction / Graphic production

 

  • 2D&3D

2D & 3D Animation | 2D & 3D Design (set and characters) | Introduction to interface design | 2D & 3D Lighting and special effects | Texture rendering | Using game engines | Creating 2D & 3D game levels | Avanced modeling | Sculpting

 

  • Game Design

Learning the basics 2/2

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support
  • Projects

Project of work experience

Inter-curricular Video Game Project

TOEIC test: international test of professional English

  • Internship / Professional Experience

At least 26 weeks over the 2 years of Master's

work-study program

TEACHING CONTENT

Program taught in French

  • Design

Art direction | Project organization and presentation | Graphic prototyping

 

  • 2D&3D

2D & 3D Animation | 2D & 3D Design (set and characters) | Interface design | 2D & 3D lighting and special effects | Texture rendering | Mastering game engines | Creation of 2D & 3D video game levels | Sculpting

 

  • Game Design / Level Design

Learning the basics

 

  • Active English

 

  • Career Support
  • Projects

Professional experience project
Graduation project

 

  • Internship / Professional Experience

At least 26 weeks over the 2 years of Master's

 

Experience

WHAT STUDENTS AND COMPANIES SAY...

Game Story

Game Story

Flore LEMOINE, Game Artist on « Katanga »

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Game Story

Nicolas Tham : Game Artist on "A.L.F.R.E.D."

ISART Paris

ISART Paris

Professional jury for Video Games

Game Story

Game Story

Perrine Lonzinguez & Charlotte Couderc : Game Artists on "Naraa, le livre augmenté"

Game Story

Game Story

Florian Coudray : Game Artist on "Lily - Colors of Santa Luz"

Game Story

Game Story

Julien Jestin : Game Artist on"Skybolt Zack"