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Our Game Art major will provide you with great depth in the specific skill sets that give you the most flexibility in the rapidly evolving game industry. Because you'll follow an in-depth curriculum in the Game Art major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships. You'll have plenty of time to learn new technologies, practice adaptability, learn from mistakes, and refine your portfolio.
The Emergent Media Center (EMC) at Champlain College is a collaborative space where students can work on real client projects; past clients have included Eidos Montreal, Google Earth, Microsoft Games, and UVM Medical Center. The EMC employs a number of students every semester, offering an exciting chance to help create a new app, game, or other innovative tech enterprise that will be used in the "real world."
I had a summer internship with Harmonix Music, Inc. in Boston, MA. I created assets for character customization in Rock Band Four and seasons rewards for character customization. Now I will be working full-time for Harmonix after graduation.Jocelyn Bedell, Game Art ’19
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other relevant fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.