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Educators Summit: Five Steps Toward Production Ready Game Art Students

Matthew Board (Assistant Professor, Miami University, Ohio)

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Topic: Educators

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Working as an artist in the game industry is an enticing endeavor for many students in game programs. However, actually breaking in the industry is challenging and competitive. Even before breaking into the game industry, students must be able to produce in research projects and capstone courses before they graduate. In this session, Matthew Board will discuss five steps to help game art students by integrating game art production practices into courses to foster individual student growth that eventually culminates into a cohesive student art team.


How to create course policy that supports industry standards while reinforcing course outcomes. How to use academic course options to help students develop better portfolios.
How to use critiques as an impetus for motivation and inspiration. How to use assignment weighting and assessment to layer and mitigate risk. How to integrate workflow into an assignment structure.

Intended Audience

This talk is designed for game art educators who are looking for ways to meaningfully integrate industry standards into their curriculum in ways that support course objectives and student outcomes. The talk will be helpful for individuals in academic game programs who desire to tune their curriculum.