Art Institute of Washington Offering New Bachelor’s in Visual & Game Programming
The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is now offering a new bachelor’s degree program in visual and game programming designed to prepare the next generation of technical artists for the video game and animation industries.
Visual & Game Programming is an intensely hands-on program that combines traditional animation skills with technical skills; the program focuses on student ability to write, extend and modify programs/scripts for 3-D animation. Students will be introduced to the principles of programming, which enables them to enter into the world of shading development, motion capture management, and pipeline streamlining. They will learn programming and scripting tools such as Perl, C++, C-shell, MEL scripting, MAXScript, DirectX & OpenGL and become very familiar with different operating systems. The program lasts 12 quarters and contains 192 quarter credits, including 56 quarter credits in general education.
The curriculum was developed with input from game and animation industry veterans, including professionals from the International Game Developers Association, Electronic Arts, Acclaim, Red Storm Entertainment, Digital Domain, Pixar Animation Studios, PDI/DreamWorks, Microsoft, Stormfront Studios, BioWare and other companies.
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