The Game Art & Animation major at Champlain College is a visual art program focused on the creation of 2-D and 3-D art assets and animation for games. To be successful, students must enter the program with a strong aesthetic ability and a passion for creating visual art using both traditional and digital media. As part of the application for admission into the Game Art & Animation major, Champlain College requires the submission of a portfolio consisting of five (5) files.
If you have more than five quality pieces, we would like to see them. We suggest putting similar images into a single PDF file. For example, traditional drawings could be put in one PDF file and presented as one body of work, digital work in another PDF file, and multiple animations could be edited into one movie file (no longer than one minute). If you want to submit a Flash animation in .swf format, provide a link in the accompanying form. Make sure the PDF files are nicely formatted with one image per page.
Faculty members from Champlain College's Game Art & Animation program will evaluate the submissions for skill, visual aesthetics, artistic practice, subject matter and art appreciation. Students should concentrate on demonstrating the depth of their artistic talent and quality is preferred over quantity. Please take time when answering the questions on the form. Good communication is an important quality for game artists and one we value.