Do you have to go to school for art to work in games art or is a solid portfolio enough? Timothy Doolen, Visual Developer, Graceful Decay says that he doesn’t regret going to art school, but that the real value in school is the immense networking potential from all of the different people that you meet you in school. But despite this, even though, he feels the networking is worth quite a bit, unless you have a free ride to school it’s not mandatory by any means to go to art school. You can practice and you can work hard and you can go to YouTube university and learn just as much if not more and you can still do internships. All of the people that he’s hired — what school they went to was irrelevant and it was based on their website and portfolio.