The Art Institute Online has announced that it will offer a bachelor of science in game art and design beginning in fall 2002. Students in the game art and design program will start out by studying color theory, drawing, sculpture and other art fundamentals. The program then adds courses in 3D modeling, animation, texturing, scripting, storytelling, storyboarding and other aspects of character design and level design. Students also take general education courses in math, the social sciences, psychology, art history, philosophy, the humanities and other areas.
The program culminates in the creation of a portfolio and reel to demonstrate to prospective employers their knowledge of the game industry.