Introduction to Photoshop
Basic Colour Theory
Treasure Chest Concept
Photoshop for Pixel Art
Making a Pixel Art Asset
Importing Pixel Art into Unity
Pixel Art for Video Games
The Pixel Art for Video Games programme will provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to start creating simple art for video games in the Unity engine
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Through the aesthetic of pixel art, the Pixel Art for Video Games course by Coursera will explore artistic principles like shape language, colour theory, and composition. The programme portrays the systematic workflow that helps in creating assets that can be used to make your games.
The Pixel Art for Video Games online programme is divided into four main modules - props, environments, characters, and animation. All the modules will have a series of pre-recorded video lessons alternating between technical and artistic skills. Also, there is a peer-reviewed project at the end of the programme.
The Pixel Art for Video Games course is aimed at art novices who want to create art for their own video games or contribute to other game projects. Through this course, game designers and programmers can catch a glimpse into the world of game art. They will be able to work better with artists or create their own prototype or final artwork.
Beginner level course
Shareable certificate by Coursera
Course delivery in English with multilingual subtitles
Approximately 9 hours to complete
Practice quizzes and assignments
Financial aid available
- Practice exercises
- Shareable certificate
- Self directed training
- Pre recorded video lectures
- Flexible deadlines
- Video transcript
- Online course
- Financial aid
Course and certificate fees
You can join the Pixel Art for Video Games online training course for free by clicking the “Enroll for Free” button. In this case, the course material will be provided, but the course completion certificate will not be awarded to you. However, to earn a certificate or to access the graded items, you have to purchase the experience certificate.
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The Pixel Art for Video Games programme by Coursera is a fit for the following professionals:
Art novices willing to create game art
Visual Designer willing to pursue video game development
As the Pixel Art for Video Games online course is a beginner-level programme, there are not many prerequisites. Some familiarity with Unity and Photoshop will be helpful but is not necessary.
To obtain the course completion certificate, complete the Pixel Art for Video Games course, candidates must watch all the video lectures, and also complete the practice exercises that are available at the end of the modules. You must also finish the peer-reviewed project at the end of the programme. Upon satisfying these requirements, you become eligible for the certificate.
What you will learn
After completing the Pixel Art for Video Games online course, you should be able to:
Make a Pixel Art Asset
Import Pixel Art into Unity
Create a Modular Pixel Art Tile
Make a Pixel Art Tiling Set
Import Tiles into Unity
Import Pixel Animations into Unity
To join the Pixel Art for Video Games online course, follow these steps:
- Visit https://www.coursera.org/.
- Look for the desired course with the help of the search bar.
- Click on the “Enroll for Free” option, located on the course page.
- Candidates who already have an account on Coursera can log in using the existing ID and password to enroll for the course. If you don’t have an account, create one on Coursera or login using their Google, Facebook, or Apple account.
Filling the form
You need not fill out a separate application form to join the Pixel Art for Video Games online programme. Sign up using Google, Facebook, or Apple account, you can access the learning material for free. Besides, you can take the free seven-day course trial.
Introduction to Pixel Art
Pixel Art Environments
Creating a Modular Pixel Art Tile
Making a Pixel Art Tiling Set
Pixel Art Backgrounds
Importing Tiles into Unity
Pixel Art Characters
Designing with Colour Schemes
Blocking in a Pixel Art Character
Adding Colour to a Pixel Art Character
Finishing the Pixel Art Character
Designing Pixel Art Enemies
Pixel Art Animation
Animation in Photoshop
Animating an Idle Animation
Animating a Run Cycle
Importing Pixel Animations into Unity
Pixel Art Project
Even candidates facing financial difficulties can join the Pixel Art for Video Games online course and get financial assistance. To get financial assistance from Coursera, candidates must fill an application form with the details about the educational qualifications, financial constraints, and their professional goals. Coursera may need up to 15 days Coursera to accept and process the application.
How it helps
The Pixel Art for Video Games is the first course in the Art for Games Specialisation programme, offered by Michigan State University. This course houses several benefits such as the self-paced learning option, video lectures, practice assignments, and graded quizzes with feedback. When you complete the course, you also have the option to purchase a shareable certificate, which can be attached to your LinkedIn profiles or even your CV.
Moreover, 50 percent of the candidates who attended the Coursera Pixel Art for Video Games online programme, got an opportunity to start a new career and in some cases also got tangible benefits in their existing careers.
If you have ever wanted to make art for video games but don’t know how or where to start, the Pixel Art for Video Games course can help you. This course will provide you with a solid foundation while teaching you usable and practical skills.
You need approximately nine hours to complete the Pixel Art for Video Games online course.
This course is being offered by Michigan State University, as part of their Art for Games Specialisation programme. The Pixel Art for Video Games course is the first in a series of four courses.
Candidates need to request a completion certificate, which is a paid feature. You can request the certificate before, during, or after completing the course.
There are some practice assignments at the end of each module. In the last module, you will be required to complete a peer-reviewed project, wherein you must apply the teachings of the preceding modules.
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