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Game Art, Minor

The Game Art Minor offers students to become immersed in the study and practice of the visual arts and animation within the game medium. Students are afforded the opportunity to think critically and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to produce art and animation assets that are critical to the success of projects in the game medium.

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  • Experiences
  • Interests

The Game Art Minor offers students to become immersed in the study and practice of the visual arts and animation within the game medium. Students are afforded the opportunity to think critically and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to produce art and animation assets that are critical to the success of projects in the game medium. Working in the interdisciplinary game areas, the program fosters experiential learning opportunities utilizing diverse intersections of skills merging artistic practice, and expression blended with technology.  Students will be immersed in experiences to develop tools to succeed, eagerness to innovate, and skills to become next-generation entrepreneurs in the ever-changing games and media landscape. We offer 6 courses in Game Design, which are open to students of all departments and Colleges across Northeastern University. Through this game design minor students can make games and create portfolio pieces. Students will also be able to apply principles from their own discipline to the game designs they create.

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Interests of Game Art, Minor Students

  • Activist Games
  • Alternate Reality Games
  • Animation
  • Animé
  • Artgames
  • Augmented Reality
  • Board Games
  • creativity
  • Game Criticism
  • Game Research
  • Games
  • Imaginary Worlds
  • Immersive Theater/Performance
  • Interaction/Interface Design
  • Live Action Roleplaying
  • Machinima
  • Pervasive Games
  • Serious Games
  • Social Justice Games
  • social media
  • technology
  • Transmedia

Co-op Opportunities

  • SAIC
    Cambridge, MA
  • Zynga
    Cambridge, MA
  • Microsoft Studios
    15010 NE 36th Street Microsoft Campus Building 92 Redmond, WA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
    • Writing
    • Presenting Ideas
    • Self-motivation
    • Autodidact
    • self-directed
    • learning
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Game Designer
    • Game Artist
    • Animator
    • Modeler
    • Project Manager
    • Producer
    • Level Designer
    • Game Writer
    • Game Sound
    • Audio Designer
    • Game Composer
    • Playtester
    • Interaction
    • Usability Designer
    • Web Designer

Game Art, Minor Requirements

Requirements for Art and Design Majors

Note: This minor is not available to students in the BFA in media arts program or any media arts combined major.

GPA Requirement

2.500 GPA required in the minor

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Jamal Thorne

Assistant Teaching Professor - Art

j.thorne@northeastern.edu

Department Chair:

Tad Hirsch

Department Chair, Professor

tad.hirsch@northeastern.edu

Administrators:

Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

n.delgado@northeastern.edu
617-373-4340

Zohreh Firouzabadian

Academic Manager

z.firouzabadian@northeastern.edu
617-373-8296

Dara-Lynn Pelechatz

Administrative Officer

d.pelechatz@northeastern.edu
617-373-5242

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

j.faber@northeastern.edu
617-373-3701

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

g.zuch@northeastern.edu
617-373-7942

Co-op Advisors:

Dori Peleg Mazor

Co-op Coordinator

d.mazor@northeastern.edu
617-373-3439

Michelle Hagopian

Co-op Coordinator

m.hagopian@northeastern.edu
617-373-6908

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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