Technician in Art
and Animation for Videogames

Digital art for Videogames

Images of student games. Credits:  Santiago Ibarra, Elía Octavio, Mercedes Albinati, Sardar Uriel, Lautaro Mosquera, Patricio Di Lauro, Gonzalo Barrionuevo, Francisco Gallino, Sebastián Roa, José Ernesto Gómez, Gregorio Gómez, Francisco Brito Evans, Emiliano Calbucura, Ivan Fernandez, Iván Castellano Lucas Burghini, Danny Tapia, Mariano Mallea, Paloma Martinez, Yann Finidori, Leonardo Calvo, Emiliano Calbucura, Tomás Pereyra, Cristian Cusumano, Lucía Criscuolo, Agustina Montini Treasurer, Lautaro García Mollard, Tomas Rubianes, Alejandro Ingercher Casas, Fabricio Delboni, Franco Vega, Felipe Cittadino , Jessica Jiménez Molina, Martín Zguros, Adam Sosinski, Luis Molina, Tomás Carceglia, Leonardo Fernandez, Federico van Gelderen, Erik Hack, Leonel Sisterna Micuzzi, Florencia Tassara, Nicolás Requena, Leonel Suarez, Iván Fernandez, Nahuel Retamoso.

Type

Onsite

Duration

3 years.

Home

March 2022

Requirements

Secondary degree

Certified

Official title
endorsed by
Ministry of
Education

This career prepares you to design and produce art for video games at a professional level, learning the best techniques and tools used in the industry. You will comprehensively master the video game design process from concept to final version and create challenging projects with students and professionals from other disciplines.
If you are motivated by the idea of ​​creating and being the one who defines the visual and artistic imprint of a video game, this career is for you.

What do you learn?

Concept Art and Illustration

You will learn the fundamental pillars of drawing such as anatomy, perspective, light and shadow, etc., as well as key design concepts to be able to generate the conceptual art of any type of project, design and illustrate characters and environments.

The concept art for video games is responsible for generating the ideas that a certain project is going to have. It is a discipline that is applied in the pre-production stage and where the characters, settings and objects necessary for a game to come to life are created.

You will also know and master the technical aspects necessary for the creation of assets for the games in which you are involved, whether they are sprites, items, backgrounds, interfaces and character design.

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3D Modeling and Texturing

Modeling and texturing are key areas on a development team. Therefore, it is one of the most important aspects of the race and will allow you to develop yourself in the design and modeling of 3D characters, props and scenarios.
You will be able to create three-dimensional objects for various styles of video games with the latest technology used in the industry, mastering the production process from low poly 3D modeling to functional, stylized and realistic high poly.
You will master the processes that go from the assembly of a model sheet to the optimization techniques so that the 3D elements of the game have the maximum performance and are seen with the maximum quality.

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Animation

The animation process is key to bringing characters and environments to life. In video games there are different mechanisms to animate, depending on the type of game, and styles to achieve different results according to the needs of the project.

You will learn 2D and 3D animation to give life to characters and elements of your game mastering the principles and software used in the industry at a professional level.

This is another of the nodal aspects of the career that will allow you to enter areas such as rigging, skinning and video game animation.

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Integration and Production

The degree provides a framework to understand other disciplines involved in development in such a way that you understand them and can effectively interact in a team with a 360º vision.

You will work with the most used video game engines in the industry (Unity, Unreal Engine) to learn how to integrate and give details to your pieces of art, adding visual effects and generating the final result of what you devised at the beginning of the process.

You will learn what work methodologies are used professionally in the industry and how to direct and manage projects in their different phases of production, from planning to publication and commercialization.

This will allow you to broaden your criteria when making decisions about each project and share views on narrative, mechanics or gameplay, in a critical and justified way.

It´s about the know-how

Our graduates make a difference because they develop and produce one video game per year of study in conjunction with students from other careers, simulating a real professional practice environment.

Upon graduation, this "know-how" will allow you to display a solid personal portfolio to stand out and show your potential, a key competitive advantage to enter the industry or undertake your own projects. Look at some of the productions made by students during the career.

Why choose Image Campus

Recognition

65% of the students who choose to study at Image Campus do so on the recommendation of graduates and professionals who work in the sector.

Academic excellence

We design the content in conjunction with leading companies and outstanding professionals, so that you learn to creatively solve the challenges present in professional practice.

Networking

Image is the ideal space to meet companies, professionals and students from various disciplines that are part of the ecosystem of the video game industry.

Labor Projection

Through our employment center and internships program, you can connect with companies in the sector that looking for talent constantly.

Community and Events

We are the official headquarters of many of the main Events of national and international videogames. Join the Image community and come create challenging projects

Technology

We have the most powerful and updated technology infrastructure so that your experience in the classroom is of another level. Do you want to know more?
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Trajectory

We are the first specialized school in video game design and art and animation for video games in Argentina and a pioneer in Latin America, with more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

What our graduates have to say

Octavio Elia, Lead Artist Go2Future, egresado de Image Campus
Octavio Elia
Lead Artist
Go2Future

Image gave me all the necessary tools to develop as a 3D artist. It is a different education that prepares you to face any professional challenge. Thanks to this knowledge and my personal effort, I was able to grow and reach a leadership position in a level company.

Santiago Ibarra, Environment Artist, egresado de Image Campus
Santiago Ibarra
Environment
Artist

All my life I liked the process of creating and telling my stories but I did not know what could be done in Argentina until I discovered Image, and with that a whole world. At Image I met and learned from very talented and professional people in the industry who share this passion and who opened the doors for me to fulfill my dreams.

Uriel Sadar, artista 3D, egresado de Image Campus
Uriel sadar
Artist
3D

Image opened many doors for me and allowed me to meet talented people, experiment and learn in different areas of the video game industry. I realized the value and difference of Image when I started working and how confident I felt in facing the real problems of professional practice.

Marcos Ribatto
Co Owner
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Image is doing an outstanding job. It is only enough to know its graduates, with a solid knowledge base and adapted to the needs of the industry. I admire the constant growth they show year after year.

Some companies where our graduates work

Ubisoft, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
NXA Studios, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Globant, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Etermax, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Dedalord, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Jamcity, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Pixoul, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Games Station Studio, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
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    Curriculum

    1st Semester

    • Games history
    • Introduction to art direction
    • Programming Fundamentals
    • Narrative
    • Anatomical drawing tools and concept
    • Basics 3D

    2st Semester

    • Scenarios and concept - environments and perspective
    • Game Concept Design Workshop
    • Principles of animation
    • Inorganic modeling
    • Character design

    3st Semester

    • Professional Practice: Video Game Development
    • Organic modeling
    • animation 3D
    • Design of funds
    • Digital animation with cutouts

    4st Semester

    • Professional Practice: Video Game Development
    • Legal and commercial
    • Screenplay Video Game
    • animation 3D
    • Organic modeling

    5st Semester

    • Professional practice: Video game production
    • Introduction to audio design
    • Art direction
    • Texturing workshop

    6st Semester

    • Professional practice: Video game production
    • Business Planning
    • Interface Design
    • Texturing workshop
    Infraestructura y Recursos Tecnológicos de Image Campus

    Infrastructure and Technological Resources

    In a building environment specially designed for our activity, all our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art computers. One PC per student with all the software required for each course.

    Areas where our graduates work

    Generalist 3D Modeler

    texturizer

    Animation
    2D and 3D

    Character designer

    Artist
    Conceptual

    Design
    Video Games

    Professionals who collaborated in the design of the study plan

    Alexis Fioretti. Docente en Image Campus, profesional y co fundador de Waypoint Studios, con más de 10 años de experiencia en la industria

    Alexis Fioretti
    Teacher, professional and co-founder of Waypoint Studios with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He worked interdisciplinary in the areas of video games, architecture and advertising. As a 3D artist and manager, he developed internationally recognized projects such as Fishing Kings, Hawks or Siberian Strike, for Gameloft. He is currently an environmental lead artist at Nimble Giant Entertainment. As a teacher and professional in such a specific field, he remains at the forefront of the latest trends to promote and encourage the growth of the Argentine industry.

    Sergio Baretto, egresado de la cuarta promoción de desarrolladores de videojuegos y profesor de Image Campus

    Sergio Baretto
    Graduated from the fourth class of video game developers at Image Campus, Sergio has worked in the audiovisual industry in areas of video game development and software programming. He works with various programming languages ​​and tools, focusing on multiplatform development. In 2011 he rejoined Image Campus as a teacher and since then he has specialized in training both students with programming knowledge, who want to be trained in specific tools and platforms, and those who, without prior knowledge, want to enter the world of programming of videogames. At the same time, it trains groups of professionals from important local video game production companies in content as these companies regularly hire at Image Campus. Sergio is one of the first Unity Certified Developers in Argentina, having completed his certification at the Unity offices in San Francisco during its launch at GDC2016.

    Hernán Pablo Fernández Autodidacta, Licenciado en Informática, profesor en Image Campus

    Pablo Hernán Fernández
    Autodidact. After having studied Computer Science at the UNLP, he became interested in the artistic section of computing, dedicating himself full time to the discipline of 3D. Starting with 3D Studio for DOS, he went through a variety of projects and platforms, accumulating experience in many different facets of production, both in advertising and video games and in film. In 2006 he joined Image Campus as a teacher, going through a multitude of specialties such as modeling, texturing, effects, rigging, animation, simulations, acting, software courses and training for companies.