Art for Games, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Begin your career in Video Game Art with the Art for Games Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan.

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In this beginner focused specialization we will show you the essentials of 2d and 3d game art production as well as concept art for games and current gen game art workflow. While each of the four courses will build your knowledge of the practice of game art, each module is a self contained unit designed to teach a specific area.

By the end of the Art for Games  Specialization offered by  Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan, you will have a thorough knowledge of the creation of high-quality game art assets. Through these courses, you will be using Maya, Unity, Photoshop, Sketchup, ZBrush, Marmoset Toolbag, and Substance Painter.

Applied Learning Project

In this specialization learners will create pixel art assets for games, create low-poly 3D assets for games, understand how to study composition, create environment concept painting, create a current gen photo-realistic game prop. Each course within this specialization provides multiple opportunities for students to show their work, and build off what they have done previously.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Design
  • Video Game Development
  • concept art
  • Animation
  • 3d modeling

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pixel Art for Video Games
  • Low Poly Art For Video Games
  • Current Gen 3D Game Prop Production
  • Concept Art for Video Games

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • Passion for games

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