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Woodbury University

Burbank, California - United States
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The Game Art & Design program at Woodbury University in Burbank, California is rapidly growing. We are looking for experienced part-time faculty, in both the game design and game art fields, for our Fall 2019 classes.

The game design courses in need of instructors are:

Game Design Fundamentals
This course covers the basics of what makes a game “a game”.  Students design and develop both tabletop board games and simple computer games with the Unity3D game engine.
Topics include examination and deconstruction of different game types, boardgame playtesting with discussions and breaking them down into their formal, dramatic and dynamic structural elements.

Beginning Game Programming
Teaching C# programming in the context of Unity for students who have no prior programming experience.

Level Design
Best practices for developing, prototyping and playtesting game levels for both 2D and 3D games.

User Interface Design
The design and realization of effective, clear icons, onscreen indicators, HUD elements, menus, options screens, and their layouts using Unity, Adobe Illustrator and XD.

The game art courses in need of instructors are:
-- 3D Art Fundamentals. (Maya, Substance Painter)
-- 3D Character Design & Modeling (Zbrush, Substance Painter)
-- 3D Character Animation (Maya, Motion Builder, both keyframe and motion capture data)
A technically proficient working knowledge of key software is desired, which includes Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag, Motion Builder, Adobe Creative Cloud, and the Unity3D (preferred), or Unreal game engines.

  • Requirements for all Adjunct Professors:
  • Familiarity and knowledge of many video games, old, and new.
  • Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading of assignments.
  • Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to students.
  • Published game title(s) a major plus.

How to Apply:
All documents should be sent electronically and include:
(1) a current resume/CV which lists educational and employment history, and includes a link to your design or art work;
(2) a letter of interest to:

Game Art & Design Department

Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA  91504-1052

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its people and programs.

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