Game Arts
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Program overview

Ranking as the biggest gaming market in the region and the 19th biggest market in the world, the Kingdom continues to witness exponential growth in the gaming sector, creating demand for skilled professionals and opening huge investment opportunities.

This intensive program will equip game artists who aspire to be leaders in the field with all the tools necessary to succeed and excel. Over 14 weeks, this exceptional, hands-on program will guide participants through every step of creating the artistic aspects of video games, molding their ideas into art assets for computer games.


Program learning model:

The program learning model consists of 3 primary parts that all work together:


1. Live Session Training: The live sessions will take an artistic approach. They are all about the interaction between you and the instructor. 

2. Student Labs: Virtual labs where all participants can share their screens and are encouraged to help each other.

3. Pre-recorded content: Delivered on-demand and allows you to work at your pace. 



Weekly Schedule:

Live class: Monday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Live lab: Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Feedback session: Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Office hours: Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Starting Date

14th November 2021

Program highlights

14 Weeks (Nov 14th 2021- Feb 17th 2021)
Available in English only
Internship opportunities in gaming studios worldwide
Structured Curriculum
A battle-tested curriculum that meets the demands of the industry
Included software
Maya, Zbrush, Unreal Engine, Unity, and more
A community for posting work updates and having work-related discussions

Application criteria

  • Saudi nationals or individuals whose spouse or mother is Saudi.
  • Some basic experience in 3D software.
  • Some basic experience in 3D modeling.
  • A strong desire to work in games and excel.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Pass the admissions process, including the interview.
  • Dedicate at least 20 hours per week to attend live sessions and complete weekly assignments. 


Computer Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or later.
  • Screen Size: 15” or bigger.
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better.
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better.
  • RAM: 4 GB or more.
  • Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer.
  • USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port.
  • Web Camera: 720p or higher.
  • Wi-Fi: high-speed.

What you will learn from this program

Part 1: 3D Modeling Pipeline for Games
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You’ll start by creating the mid resolution meshes, then build a game resolution (or low poly) shell around them. Once the game resolution mesh is unwrapped, you will then bake the model to obtain your primary textures.

Part 2: Digital Sculpting

You will be sculpting a stylized prop using specific brushes to add detail.

Part 3: Advanced Low Poly and UVs

- You will create a low poly version of your prop, UV unwrap it, bake it, and texture it.

- You will UV unwrap and bake the provided garbage can model

Part 4: The Texture Machine

You’ll be taking your existing models from the previous sprint and texturing them using the Texture Machine techniques.

Part 5: Into Game Engine

You will be creating an asset kit from start to finish. You will plan out your UV space and take it all the way through the texturing process. Your final result should be in Unreal Engine.

Part 6: Lights, Cameras, and Rendering

You’ll be bringing your models into Unreal and setting up a prop rendering studio with lights, cameras, and post processing effects.

Part 7: Mastery Mode

- Class will shift out of Lecture mode and into a Mastermind mode

- Mentoring becomes individualized

- Participants will progress at different paces

- Mentors will create live, demonstrations to teach topics needed

Frequently asked questions

This program is for Saudi nationals or individuals whose spouse or mother is Saudi.

This program is sponsored by Misk Foundation and is free of charge for all participants.

Yes! Once you complete the graduation process, you will receive your graduation certificate.

Withdrawal might affect your eligibility in the upcoming programs offered by MISK

Contact Us if you still have any questions

Application Process

  • Sign up

    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile.

  • Apply

    Select this program and click the apply button.

  • Evaluation

    We will review your application criteria and decide if this program is right for you.

  • Pre-course and 3D model submission

    Watch pre-recorded videos and submit your work.

  • 3D model evaluation

    We will review your work and decide if this program is right for you.

  • Interview

    Attend one-on-one interview virtually.

  • Application confirmation

    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.

Applications closing on 4th November 2021

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