Video Game Artist | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Video Game Artist | Dipl

Video Game Artist | Dipl

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes

This program provides specialized training for the video game art production pipeline. You can further develop foundational artistic and technical skills that are applied to developing video game assets that include advanced modeling, texturing, physical-based shading, and lighting. The program also prepares you for developing a portfolio for job application.

Meet Your Advisor

Jennifer Conley
Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Career Options

Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Required Classes for Video Game Artist | Dipl

SDV-108 The College Experience 1
CIS-124 3D Modeling and Topology 3
CIS-221 Scripting Basics 3
CIS-369 Video Game Portfolio Preparation 2
CIS-383 Digital Composition and Graphics Pipeline 2
CIS-386 Game Design 3
CIS-389 Level Design I 3
CIS-384 Digital Composition and Graphics Pipeline II 2
CIS-395 Game Engines 3
CIS-404 Environmental Modeling 3
CIS-405 Video Game Portfolio Polish 1
ART-370 Traditional & New Media 2-D Design 3
ART-371 Traditional & New Media Art 3-D Design 3
ART-373 Digital Color, Lighting & Rendering 2



Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Dr. Frank Heffner
Dr. Frank Heffner
Video Game Design Instructor
Sioux City Campus, TSI Bldg

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,698.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,732.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.