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The Game Art 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 major, Champlain College requires the submission of a porftolio consisting of seven or more works of art, submitted in five separate files.
One portfolio consisting of seven or more (7+) pieces—contained in five (5) separate files—including:
One PDF file consisting of three (3) pages (one drawing per page) that contain the following observational drawings from life, created with traditional media (e.g. pencil, pen, charcoal, paint, etc.):
Four (4) additional files that include any combination of the following (you don't have to include all of these and you may submit multiple samples through multipage PDF files):
If you have more 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). Make sure the PDF files are nicely formatted with one image per page.
Upload your files to Slideroom and finish the application by answering the last questions about yourself in the online form.
Faculty members from Champlain College's Game Art 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. 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 it's one we value.
You can tell a lot about people by simply speaking with them. We encourage virtual Personal Interviews for high school seniors and transfer students interested in applying to Champlain. The conversation is casual—it's like two friends getting to know one another.
Our Application Dashboard allows you to monitor the status of your application and determine if you have any outstanding requirements. If you do not already have an account for our Dashboard, please create one using the same email address you used when applying.
|Application & Priority FAFSA Filing Dates||Decision Release Dates*|
|Early Decision I||November 15||Mid December|
|Early Decision II||December 15||Mid January|
|Regular Decision||January 15**
|Transfer||Priority Deadline: April 6||Rolling|
||Final Deadline: December 1||Rolling|
All deadlines are 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by these dates to ensure that your financial aid award includes all of the institutional and federal aid you are eligible to receive. If you complete your FAFSA after these dates we will still determine all of your award eligibility, it will just take longer from the time you received your Admissions notification to get this information to you.
Champlain's FAFSA code is 003684
*Decision release dates are contingent on receiving all requisite application materials by the stated deadlines, including transcripts and portfolios, if required.
**We are able to extend our deadline in certain circumstances. Please reach out to an admissions counselor.
***Certain majors are not eligible for Spring enrollment.