AI Tampa GAD Program Info
The GAD Program at the Art Institute of Tampa provides a general, comprehensive education in Game Art and Design. Students have an opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of game design and game art related topics. This program, however, also places an emphasis on level design and environmental art skills, since these skill sets are the most likely to secure an entry-level position in the game industry. (Notice the emphasis on Level Design on the 9th Quarter Portfolio Review Assessment Rubric.) Advanced classes allow students to build on strengths and develop personal specializations through portfolio projects and teamwork.
Students are encouraged to take a close look at the curriculum grid and course descriptions before deciding to transfer into the program. This program, its classes and projects, require many hours of effort, a passion for design, interdisciplinary thinking, and teamwork skills.