Game Art

Do you have a passion for building worlds?
ACC’s Game Art program can give you the tools training and industry skills to forge a career in 3D Modeling. Our program is designed and taught by veteran artists from the game development industry who have the experience, know how, and inside-track knowledge to help you frame your future as a game artist. Turn two-dimensional (2D) drawings into three-dimensional (3D) virtual experiences.

Students specializing in game art focus on a visual art career path within the game development industry. Courses provide a balance between technical skills and the development of strong design, modeling, and animation aesthetics. In our Game Art courses, students learn how to create game worlds, building environments, vehicles and props. Students learn the art pipeline, building models and surfaces from beginner to advanced skill level using the latest industry-standard software.

With An ACC Game Art Education…

You Can Become a:

  • Game Artist
  • 3D Modeler
  • Environment Artist
  • Surfacing Artist

You Will Learn:

  • 3D Asset Creation
  • Story-telling surfaces
  • Importance of units, size & proportions
  • Hard Surface Modeling
  • Organic Modeling
  • Modularity
  • Unwrapping
  • Materials and Expressions
  • File Management

You Will Be Trained In:

  • Autodesk’s 3D Studio Max
  • Autodesk’s Maya
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Pixologic’s ZBrush
  • Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter
  • Epic’s Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity Game Engine

Our Program & Courses

We offer both an Associate of Applied Science and Science and a Certificate in Game Design.

You can see all of the courses required for both the certificate and the associate’s degree by clicking the button below. Email Deanna Whaley at if you’d like a copy of our advising worksheet and general information about our program.

For further information and descriptions about the courses please visit the College Catalog: Course Descriptions.

Get Prepared For a Career in Game Art

Austin is a blossoming city for gaming careers. Texas is the #2 ranking in employment of game development personnel. There are about 132 game companies in Texas and 82 of them in Austin according to The blend of gaming, technology, arts, film, music and cost of living make Austin one of the most attractive areas for game production.

Austin hosts some of the largest Conferences, Festivals and Gatherings opportunities for game developers to showcase the current games and trends, share knowledge, participate in workshops and network for new job opportunities in the industry, such as SXSW: Game Expo (South-by-South West), Austin Game Conference, Austin Game Developer Beer Night!, Classic Game Fest, IDGA, and many more.

Get in on the ground-floor of this young industry by learning from seasoned professionals at ACC who will give you the skills and tools to be successful.

Advising and Course Planning

From learning what Game Art is to scheduling your first semester of classes to preparing you for the job market, GDAMG advisors are here to help!

General ACC advisors are not always aware of changes to our degree plans, so please contact us to make sure you’re getting the most up-to-date information.

Email Deanna Whaley with any questions about our programs.

Featured Portfolios

Kimberlie Chilton
Bailey Shadid
Kirby Crane
Josh Miller
Damien Cox