Technician in Art
and Animation for Videogames

Learn digital art for video games with Unity 3D and Unreal Engine

Credits: Josué Borghi, Felipe Cittadino, Lucía Martín, Mariano Martinez, Leonel Micuzzi, Leticia Pak, Tomás Peralta, Nicolás Requena, Leonel Suarez, Florencia Tassara, Franco Vega, Ignacio Fernandez Lemos, Juan Sergio Laguens, Sofia Villalba, Matías Yackevicius, Cristian Almóniga, Sergio Cabanas, Andrés Candurra, Juan Pablo Mattarucco, Demian Miranda, Alejandro Mundaray, Felipe Cittadino, Jessica Jimenez Molina, Martin Zguros, Adam Sosinski, Luis Molina, Tomás Carceglia, Leonardo Fernandez.

Format

Full face-to-face
(1st year)

Duration

3 years
Minimum workload: 1600 teaching hours

Schedule

Monday to Friday
9 p.m. to 13 p.m.

Home

March 2024

Requirements

Title
secondary

Digital Certificate

Official Qualification
endorsed by the Ministry of
Education

REGISTRATION OPEN – limited quotas

Chosen by the best animation schools in the world under the new evaluation criteria of Animation Career Review.

This career will provide you with the necessary tools to develop professionally as a 3D animator for video games. You will be able to work on various productions: acting and rigging characters, animating objects and machinery, fantastic creatures, cinematics, integrating animations into engines. Designed in conjunction with leaders in this industry (Pablo Toscano from Ubisoft, among others), the course seeks to enhance your skills, providing solid tools and knowledge with a focus on character animation. You will also learn to work as a team and solve real problems that may arise in any production.

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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.

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.

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.

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, together 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.

Study Plan

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
  • 3D Animation
  • Design of funds
  • Digital animation with cutouts
4st Semester
  • Professional Practice: Video Game Development
  • Legal and commercial
  • Screenplay Video Game
  • 3D Animation
  • 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

Main tools and software to use in game development

Adobe Illustrator vector design software for the realization of graphic pieces for video games
Adobe Photoshop editing program for video game images
Autodesk Maya for video game character modeling
ZBrush, software program icon logo
Substance Designer, logo icon for software program
Substance Painter, software program icon logo
Adobe After Effects, video editing and animation software logo icon
Adobe Animate, software program icon logo
Unity software logo icon
Unreal Engine

Areas where our graduates work

Design 3D

Textured

2D / 3D animation

Concept Art

Character design

Work Field

Can I work in other disciplines?
Yes, in professional areas such as advertising, film or television.

Are there national industries with employment opportunities?
Yes, in Argentina the Video Games industry grew exponentially in the last decade and has a very diverse network of companies. From multinationals such as Globant and Etermax to companies of varying size and focus of expertise that work globally, distributed throughout the country for multiple platforms. Our graduates in the area of ​​art and animation are highly valued for their level of knowledge and practical resolution capacity.

And internationally?
Being a global industry, many international companies hire the best professionals in the country to settle abroad. The knowledge and skills provided by Image qualify our graduates to enter large international video game studios and producers.

Can I work independently?
Yes, because our students graduate with solid knowledge of the labor market and its projection, production lines, costs and business planning. This comprehensive vision enables them to undertake their own projects. Image Campus stands out for having graduates who later founded numerous studios or video game development successful both in Argentina and Latin America, such as Dedalord Games, Error 404, Pathfinders, Idle Slayer, among others.

Some companies where our graduates work

Ubisoft, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Collider Craftworks
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Globant, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Etermax, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Dedalord, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Jamcity, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Pixoul, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Games Station Studio, companies where Image Campus graduates work
Error 404 Game Studios, companies where graduates of Image Campus work
Join the Image community

Networking and teamwork will allow you to meet professionals and students from various disciplines that are part of the ecosystem of the video game industry. Image is the ideal space to generate opportunities and relationships that enhance your professional future.

Companies are looking for you

Image Campus is connected to a robust network of companies that seeks and values ​​the academic quality of our students and graduates.
Be part of this community and apply to your next challenge.

Image Campus students have a world-class educational platform Blackboard Ultra to see the recordings of online classes again, deliver TPs, check attendance, course schedules, qualifications, internal communication, forums and consultations, among many other benefits.

For a high quality live streaming experience, they will access the Zoom Premium platform, embedded in Blackboard.

Infrastructure and Technological Resources of 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.

FAQs

Is the title official?
Yes. Official resolution number Res. Nº 573/16 SSPLINED - Ministry of Education - DGEGP

Who is it for?
Recent high school graduates who wish to create and program video games on different platforms. To students of careers related to programming.

Can I take first year if I matters of secondary (high school)?
Yes, you must present the corresponding proof. You can take the first semester if you owe up to 2 subjects, and take the partial ones as a conditional student until July.

What happens if I do not pass any of the subjects I owe from the middle level?
You will be free, but once your academic situation is regularized, you will be able to resume the course in the instance in which you were free.

What are the entry requirements?
Pay annual tuition and present the secondary degree, along with the rest of the documentation and you will have to take a compulsory leveling course.

 What documentation do I have to submit?

  • Original and Photocopy of DNI
  • Photocopy of the Legalized Medium Level Certificate of Studies (secondary).
  • 2 Passport photos 4 x 4
  • Medical fit

¿I must show up at Image Campus for registration?
You can manage your registration in person or remotely. In this case, you must complete the online pre-registration form with your data, send the front and back of the DNI (scanned) and pay the registration via bank deposit or electronic transfer.

Can I sign up if I don't have a good foundation in math and programming?
Yes, but once you are registered you will have to reinforce your knowledge through the leveling course.

Still not finished high school, I can start studying something related, to serve me for the race?
Yes, you can take the following Specialization Courses:

Is the Technique dictated in online mode?
No, only in face-to-face mode.

Do they approve approved subjects in other institutions?
Only subjects that have been approved in other institutions incorporated into official Argentine education are homologated.

What are the requirements for foreign students?

  • Original and Photocopy of Passport or Document (1st and 2nd sheet).
  • Original and Photocopy of the Certificate of Secondary Studies, legalized and apostilled in the country of issuance of the title and validated by the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Nation.
  • 2 4 x 4 passport photos.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Certificate of Lack of Criminal Records issued in the country of the last 5 years of residence.
  • Certificate of Lack of Criminal Records issued in Argentina.

¿Is my high school diploma valid if it was issued abroad?
The full validity of the degree is accredited if you studied in any of these countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Extra graduates Mercosur countries should pay the following matters:
HISTORY 1st - 2nd - 3rd
CIVIC EDUCATION 1st - 2nd
CIVIC INSTRUCTION

Are there job opportunities in Argentina?
Yes, in Argentina the Videogame industry grew exponentially in recent years Etermax, NXA, NGE, Pixowl, QB9, Globant, Artik, Avix, Ravegan, Game Ever, Dedalord Games, Willdom, Widow Games, among other companies, develop videogames for different platforms in the internal and external market.

Teachers

Hernán Fernández, professor at Image Campus
Pablo Hernán Fernández

Coordinator

Sergio Baretto, Professor at Image Campus
Sergio Baretto

Reference Professor

Mentors and Advisors

Alexis fioretti, professor at Image Campus
Alexis Fioretti

Mentor

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    Credits of the images used to illustrate the cover: Josué Borghi, Felipe Cittadino, Lucía Martín, Mariano Martinez, Leonel Micuzzi, Leticia Pak, Tomás Peralta, Nicolás Requena, Leonel Suarez, Florencia Tassara, Franco Vega, Ignacio Fernandez Lemos, Juan Sergio Laguens, Sofia Villalba, Matías Yackevicius, Cristian Almóniga, Sergio Cabanas, Andrés Candurra, Juan Pablo Mattarucco, Demian Miranda, Alejandro Mundaray, Felipe Cittadino, Jessica Jimenez Molina, Martin Zguros, Adam Sosinski, Luis Molina, Tomás Carceglia, Leonardo Fernandez.