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TAUGHT IN ITALIAN ❯

Welcome to the real world!

 

The accelerated development of new technologies in the field of information technology and audiovisual media has led to the exponential growth of all those artefacts that we call multimedia works. At the same time, an aesthetic and technological revolution has seen the spectator gradually take on the role of protagonist in the processes of updating the work.

 
Studying Multimedia and Game Art in our three-year course means exploring this new world. But before that, it means acquiring the methodological and technical-instrumental skills necessary for the design of interactive and multi-platform products. The student will learn to use 3D modelling and animation techniques and will acquire the artistic and creative skills necessary to involve the public, without forgetting the ability to critically analyse the contemporary world. The student will learn how to develop a videogame from scratch, starting from the research and conception of the concept, passing to the realisation of the logic and the game dynamics, to the creative development of the environments, the characters and all the other elements that constitute the game, up to the technical implementation in terms of programming, modelling and 3D animation.

Graduates in Multimedia and Game Art will be able to devote themselves to artistic activity and to the many creative professions related to the world of multimedia. They can therefore work as Game Artist, Game Developer, 3D Artist real time, Technical artist, Concept Artist, Character designer, Environment Artist, UI designer, Interaction designer.

The Academic Bachelor of Arts is equivalent to a University Bachelor’s Degree.

*The course is available only in Italian. All lessons include mandatory attendance at RUFA’s locations in Rome.
 

Ministerial authorisation required from A.Y. 2022/23. The study plan may be subject to change.
 

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    BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAM IN MULTIMEDIA AND GAME ART
    Suggested study plan – Mandatory attendance at RUFA locations in Rome.

    YEARSUBJECTECTSHOURS
    1 ANNO
    Computer Graphic
    The course covers the various types of mapping, projection, and unwrapping, major texturing techniques starting with the use of photographic textures (captured or from web resources), editing techniques with the Adobe suite and painting directly on 3D models with Painter and Blender. 2D game art is introduced.
    675
    History of contemporary art
    The course analyzes major art movements in contemporary art, also with reference to the history of architecture, product design, photography, and cinema to learn how to recognize the influences of major artists in modern video game, film, and web design productions through the understanding of significant case studies.
    645
    Interactive System - Game Art 1
    The course teaches how to interpret game design documents, scripts, and briefs.
    Students learn what Game Design and Level design mean and what the tools are for building an interactive environment in engines (UE4 and Unity) from a whitebox to the final version. Lighting and sound as elements of level design are addressed. The importance of the UI is emphasized.
    12150
    Digital culture
    The evolution of visual culture is studied in terms of style, content, and message with a focus on the influence exerted by the media world in the process of image overtaking text. The fundamental contribution of technology is explored along with the analysis of media in their technical characteristics and fruition to fully understand contemporary imagery. The history of video games and the game industry is introduced, distinguishing between mobile games, AAA games, consoles, and PCs.
    645
    Multimedia design
    The course introduces digital graphic design and processing techniques and software for 2D illustration. Students understand how to structure presentations, storyboards, concepts, pitching. It explains what a layout is and how to design UX and UI in video games and the Web.
    8100
    3D Digital modeling techniques 1
    The course introduces the main polygonal, non-organic modeling techniques.
    Students learn how to create assets and scenery using different software (Blender, 3ds Max, and Maya) and studying related interfaces, scene organization, units, object naming, selection systems, basic tools, modifiers, topology, UV, texture, and material (shader) concepts.
    Work focuses on modeling scene props. Cinema4D is introduced.
    675
    Rendering 3D
    The course allows students to acquire shading, lighting, offline and real-time rendering techniques and to learn how to choose the right type of render depending on the production scope. Workflows and elements of post production are introduced. The role of modern engines in film production is addressed. In addition to Blender and Maya, Marmoset, Redshift, UE4, and Unity are introduced.
    675
    Anatomical Drawing
    Drawing is essential in the world of concept art, characters and environments. The course focuses on understanding and managing drawn figures. The intent is to learn how to use lines and strokes in a drawing to best express the concepts students want to represent. Storyboards are developed. Applications of a game artist's 2D drawing and illustration skills in the gaming world are reviewed.
    675
    Basics of computer science
    This course introduces the basics of game programming by analyzing the major languages, the grammar and logic of a code, and visual programming.
    450
    2 ANNO
    Computer Art
    The course delves into digital painting, advanced texturing, and procedural texturing techniques through cross-use of Painter, Designer, Mixer, Bridge, SBSSource, UE4, and Unity software.
    675
    Phenomenology of media: cinema and audiovisual
    From pre-cinema to the latest digital animation techniques: analysis of authors, techniques and products to understand the changes in the audiovisual and interaction worlds. The course studies the evolution of animation from its origin to the present day, thanks to a theoretical-practical reflection on the fundamental elements of dramaturgy applied to the animated works.
    645
    Digital animation techniques 1
    This course teaches the basic skills of 3D animation. Students learn how to give life and dynamism to the developed scene by rigging to create the skeleton and control structures of 3D characters and objects.
    675
    Interactive System - Game Art 2
    The objective of the course is to build a basic explorable game layer, through the use of a template, working in Unreal Engine and Unity.
    12150
    Interactive software development 1
    The course focuses on acquiring basic game development skills, working on program and development pipelines.
    675
    Videogame direction
    This course further explores the dynamics of creating a video game. It defines the various figures involved in multimedia production and how to work as a team on interactive projects both in terms of design and production.
    675
    3D Digital modeling techniques 2
    The course delves into the use of major polygonal modeling techniques and organic character modeling. Sculpting techniques are introduced.
    Software used are Blender, Maya, and Z Brush.
    8100
    English
    430
    Elective course (1)
    6/
    3 ANNO
    Digital animation techniques 2
    This course delves into 3D animation techniques and especially best practices in motion capture. Advanced Rigging, retarget, facs, full motion capture are essential aspects of the course.
    675
    Interactive System - Game Art 3
    The goal of the course is to build in-engine realtime cinematics using UnrealEngine by curating the direction and camera movements. Assets, environments and characters are created, animations are imported, lighting is curated and VFX are developed.
    12150
    Interactive software development 2
    The course teaches techniques and tools for programming and producing interactive experiences, including Oculus, digital avatars, AR. VR, webgl, IOT.
    675
    New media techniques: audiovisual production
    The course covers VFX (offline and real-time) and compositing techniques and how these tools can be integrated into a videogame engine.
    675
    3D Digital modeling techniques 3
    The course analyzes hard-surface and clothing sculpting techniques. On the polygonal modeling side, procedural modeling is further developed.
    8100
    New media history: animation, comics, videogames
    The course addresses the history and evolution of metaverses, both from a theoretical and a practical/production perspective.
    645
    Extra Linguistic and soft skills, internships, etc.
    4100
    Elective course (2)
    4/
    Final Thesis
    8/
    Total Credits180

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