Full Sail University

Available on Campus & Online

Associate of Applied Science

Game Art

About This Program

3D artists can let their imagination run wild as they design memorable characters and sophisticated environments.

The Game Art Associate of Applied Science program prepares students with the skills to create 3D content with a focus on games, simulation, XR, and film and television. You’ll explore art and design, 3D animation, modeling, and lighting.

Named on of the "Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S." — Animation Career Review, 2021

Program at a Glance


Campus + Online


Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to be paired with the Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Concentration in Game Art.


Applicants to this program must submit two art samples that demonstrate artistic skill in observational art. For more information and how to prepare, please visit our FAQs.

  • I could spend hours sketching and painting.
  • I often make fan art celebrating games, movies, or shows I love.
  • I appreciate the detail of artwork in video games.
  • The idea of working in a fast-paced industry excites me.
  • I sometimes draw things I see in real life.
  • I pay attention to the small details that others miss.

Ready to start? Begin your application.


Art Creation for Games - This course introduces students to the process of modeling and texturing real-time 3-D content. Students will develop gaming models of simple and complex props and various game environments.

Texture Painting & Sculpting - Using digital sculpting, painting, and photo-sourcing techniques, students will create and apply textures and materials for use in current game engines.

Environment Art - This course trains students in the techniques involved in modern game-environment creation. Students will gain a deeper technical understanding and will develop assets for use in a game engine.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • MSI GE Raider Laptop
  • MSI 3-yr Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Xencelabs Medium Pen Tablet
Other Software Taught in this Program
  • Maxon One (Download)

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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