Higher Technician in
Art and Animation for
Videogames

Official Title with National Validity
Res. Nº 172/16 SSPLINED
Ministry of Education - DGEGP
Duration: 3 years.
Start Date: March 2021

Superior Technician in Art and Animation for Video Games

Official Title with National Validity
Res. Nº 172/16 SSPLINED
Ministry of Education - DGEGP
Duration: 3 years.
Start Date: March 2021
This race prepares you to design and produce art for video games professionally.
To develop your creative skills, you will learn fundamental skills and techniques of illustration, design, modeling and animation tools and programs used by the industry. It is precisely the professionals working in this industry in various roles and video game production teams, who dictate the materials, additionally transmitting their work experience.
Career emphasizes production and 2D 3D, and also covers related to the development of gaming knowledge. You will learn Fundamentals of Programming for prototyping and interact with programmers. Game Design, to understand aspects of narrative, script, genres, mechanical design, levels. Audio design concepts for video games. commercial, legal, production and project management aspects.

What do you learn ?

Art production for video games, both 2D and 3D, with emphasis on illustration, animation, modeling, management and design, comprising thematic and conceptual art, creating sprites with different styles, modeling 3D organic and inorganic, animation techniques, lighting, effects, user interface design and art direction.

Game development, understanding and composing parts: gameplay, artificial intelligence, user interface, among others.

conceptual design video games, know the different genres and break down its basic elements to generate new mechanics, analyze and polish them.

Writing documents using scripts creative design and building standards now uses the video game industry.

Narrative concepts for creating stories, characters and worlds.

Communication of ideas and promote playful interaction, creative and artistic understanding in order to achieve a production that reflects aesthetic criteria and innovation and stimulate audiences in creative action processes.

Level editing and creation of assets 2D and 3D to liven up the game.

Creating own characters, from concept and design through its illustration, modeling and animation, to see them alive in a video game.

Understanding of the processes and the different roles in game development, to train you in interacting with programmers, game designers, sound designers, musicians, among others.

Video game prototyping to test ideas and analyze feasibility of a project.

Introduction to programming, to understand the logic of operation of video games, interact with programmers and be able to create prototypes.

fundamental for the development of artistic skills techniques.

Using different tools and software to illustrate, design, model, texture and animate objects present in video games.

Understanding the different requirements and characteristics of hardware platforms and to generate art according to the technical possibilities of each context.

Exercise in teamwork processes, participating and collaborating with students from other technical areas in a common project.

Planning schemes sustainable business and development of proposals for the production of a video game.

Management and administration of projects at different stages of production, from conception to publication and marketing.

Requirements: Secondary degree
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Software to Use
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush, Allegorithmic Substance Designer, 3D-Coat.

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Graduate Profile

Studying the Tertiary Art and Animation Career for Videogames, you can play in the following roles:

  • Conceptual artist
  • Animator
  • Character designer
  • Modeler objects and scenery
  • Modeler characters
  • texturizer
  • Visual effects creator
  • Illustrator and creator of sprites
  • User Interface Designer (UI)
TO RECEIVE YOU MUST APPROVE A FINAL CAREER WORK: a group production of a videogame, integrating all the knowledge acquired in the career, which will serve as a letter of introduction in the workplace.

Employment Center

Image Campus has a EMPLOYMENT CENTER where he publishes periodically JOB SEARCHES requested by the most important companies in this industry and with a system of INTERNSHIP in companies, aimed at the most advanced students of careers.

Curriculum

FIRST QUARTER

Games History
Introduction to Art Direction
Programming Fundamentals
Narrative
Anatomical drawing tools and Concept
Basics 3D

FIRST QUARTER

SECOND TERM

Scenarios and Concept / environments and perspective
Conceptual Design Workshop Games
Principles of animation
Inorganic modeling
Character design

THIRD SEMESTER

Professional Practice: Developing games
Organic modeling
animation 3D
Design of funds
Digital cutout animation

THIRD SEMESTER

FOURTH QUARTER

Professional Practice: Developing games
Legal and Commercial
Screenplay Video Game
animation 3D
Organic modeling

FIFTH QUARTER

Professional Practice: Video Production
Introduction to Design Audio
Art direction
Texturing Workshop

FIFTH QUARTER

SIXTH SEMESTER

Professional Practice: Video Production
Business Planning
Interface Design
Texturing Workshop

Design Content

Area Educational Campus Image Management
Our curriculum, developed in collaboration with companies and leading professionals from the main creative industries are the most recognized in the areas of Design, Animation 2D and 3D, Video Games, Programming and Applied Development.

Companies and / or professionals who collaborated in the design of the curriculum:

Teacher

Sergio Baretto

Graduated from the fourth promotion of Image Campus video game developers, Sergio has worked in the audiovisual industry in areas of video game development and software programming. It works with different programming languages ​​and tools, oriented to cross-platform development. In 2011 he rejoined Image Campus as a teacher and since then he specializes in training both students with programming knowledge, who wish to train in specific tools and platforms, as well as those who, without previous knowledge, want to enter the world of video game programming At the same time, it trains professional groups of important local videogame producers in the content as these companies regularly hire in 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 his launch in GDC2016.
Teacher

Alexis Fioretti

Teacher, professional and co-founder of Waypoint Studios, with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He worked in an interdisciplinary way in the areas of video games, architecture and advertising. As Manager and 3D artist, he developed internationally recognized projects such as Fishing Kings, Hawks or Siberian Strike, among others, for Gameloft. With knowledge of the main software on the market, he currently plays the role of Environmental Artist at Nimble Giant Entertainment working in video games. As a teacher and professional in such a specific field, she remains at the forefront of the latest trends to drive and incentivize the growth of this industry. Specialties: Teaching and research in 3D art.
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Teacher

Pablo Hernán Fernández

Self-taught, after studying Bachelor in Computer Science at UNLP became interested in computer art section, devoting himself full time to the discipline of 3D. Starting with 3D Studio for DOS passed variety of projects and platforms accumulated experience in many different facets of production in both advertising and video games and film. In 2006 was integrated as a teacher at Image Campus passing many specialties such as modeling, texturing, effects, rigging, animation, simulations, acting, software and training courses to companies.
Teacher

Jorge Cuellar Rendón

Professional artist passionate about the direction of art, illustration, animation and character design for projects of cartoons, motion graphics, advertising and video games for different media and brands such as: Mtv, Sesame Plaza, Visa, Disney Channel, Discovery Kids, Cartoon Network, Cocacola, Paka Paka, Filmax, TDA, Telefe, Microsoft, Tenaris, Personal Kids, Kidloom among others. Bachelor of Business Design and Communication (UP), Senior Technician in Comprehensive Realization of Cartoons and graduated from the professional path of Motion Graphics of the Image Campus Institute. Currently, he is Technical Coordinator of the Superior Technique in Cartoons, of the Technique of Traditional and Digital Animation 2D, and of the digital graphic, illustration and animation area 2D in Image Campus.

Infrastructure and Technological Resources

In a building environment specially designed for our activity, all our classrooms are equipped with the latest generation computers. One PC per Student with all the Software required for each course.

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