Category Archives: Game Art & Animation

Game Studio Seniors Present Capstone Games

On November 25, game studio seniors presented the 23 capstone games that they’ve been working on for the past semester with their teams. A panel of game professors selected 8 games to move forward to next semester. Students who worked on the games that have been cut will join the teams that moved forward. Next semester, the 8 teams will present their polished games.

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Champlain Gallery Showcases Student Work

Earlier this month, the 4th annual Juried Student Art Show took place in the CCM Gallery curated by Dana Heffern, Art Gallery Director. The show featured works in video, audio, 3-D model, photography, sculpture, graphic design, digital and manual painting, drawing, and illustration from students of many different majors. This year, there were 175 entries […]

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Champlain Game Programs Featured in U.S. News Article

Champlain College game students and faculty were featured in a Burlington Free Press article that was picked up by U.S. News. The article, which was written by Nicole Higgins DeSmet and published on March 18, explains how many Champlain game major graduates find that they have to leave Vermont to find well-paying jobs related to their majors. […]

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80 Level Recognizes Student Work

Champlain College students Sean Napolitano and Michael Andrews were featured in 80 Level. Both are juniors in the Game Art & Animation program and were excited to see their work published. The students created their art assets while studying abroad at Champlain’s Montreal Campus during their junior year. Napolitano stated that the experience was “surreal.” […]

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Game Art & Animation major Featured on ArtStation

Senior Game Art & Animation major, Benjamin MacDonald’s Dragon Katana appeared as one of the picks on ArtStation. ArtStation is a showcase platform for artists of games, film, media, and entertainment. It enables student artists to showcase their portfolios, connect with other artists, and find new opportunities. Artists are able to “like” their favorite pieces, with enough likes within a short […]

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Game Art & Animation Project Featured in 80 Level

A Champlain College student in the Game Art & Animation major was recognized on the website “80 Level.” Jennifer Carlin, a junior, talked about the process behind a project completed during the Fall Semester in Montreal. She described the steps that went into textures, lighting, and architecture. Read the full interview and see more of […]

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Recognition for Student Work

During the Fall 2017 semester, two projects created in the Game Environments course received noteworthy recognition. Michael Manfredi created an art project which was a UE4 spotlight in December. The project, called Sky Market, can be viewed here.      Another project, by Michael Andreula was featured in an article on 80 Level. The article discusses the […]

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Champlain Student Accepts Sony Internship

Congratulations to Tyler Bolster, a senior at Champlain College majoring in Game Art & Animation, who  accepted an offer from Sony Playstation for a three-month internship. The Environment Art internship will begin at the end of May in San Diego and could lead to a full time position.

Champlain Alumni Win Innovation Award

Left to Right: Shannon Mitchell, Marguerite Dibble and Brook Chipman

Winners of the Innovation Award were announced at the 2017 Tech Jam Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20. Among this year’s winners was a team of Champlain College alumni with their company, GameTheory.
GameTheory was founded by Champlain alumna Marguerite Dibble, who graduated with a degree in Game Art & Animation in 2012. The company was originally called Birnam Wood Games, and was started during Dibble’s time at Champlain College. Located in Burlington, it now employs several Champlain alumni, including team members COO Shannon Mitchell (Management of Creative Media ’16) and Lead Artist Brook Chipman (Game Art & Animation ’16).
The Vermont TechJam Innovation Award recognizes “companies and individuals… for building innovative ventures and products, tirelessly promoting Vermont’s strengthening tech ecosystem, and newcomers to the scene who bring fresh ideas and momentum to the state.” There were more votes than ever this year, which makes the GameTheory win even more exciting for the team.
Cailey McCalister ’18

EMC Projects Featured in VermontBiz

Champlain College’s Sandbox team at the Emergent Media Center (EMC) has partnered with ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and Generator maker space to create an interactive exhibit at the aquarium. The exhibit, called “Innovation Playground” includes three of the EMC’s recent projects: Spacebox, Graffiniti, and Variance. VermontBiz recently published an article about the exhibit, […]

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