My name is Rick Burke. I am a former student, and now game artist and representative for the Digital Gaming Academy.

The Digital Gaming Academy is an accredited online game art training program for individuals that are interested in getting a career in one of the most popular forms of entertainment.

We have a dedicated staff and faculty who are in constant communication with students to assist them with any obstacles they might have during their education. We teach students all the necessary skills they need to become a successful game artist, covering traditional fundamentals of design, drawing and production as well as software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Alias Maya and Softimage XSI.

We also provide students with the opportunity to work on a game title that will be published, thus providing the industry experience you will need to get hired.

Our first online semester begins on March 29th, 2004!! There is still time to enroll!

This upcoming semester includes our Level One courses: Fundamentals of Game Design, Animation Production Art, The Art of Narrative, and Principles of Animation.

To find out more about our courses, go to or feel free to email me.

If you happen to be at the 2004 Game Developer's Conference in San Jose, CA (March 24-26), drop by booth #1722 to talk to me or another DGA staff member.

Hope to see you soon!

Rick Burke
DGA Representative