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VIDEO GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:93 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:2174
PROGRAM OUTLINEVideo Game Design & Development Program Outline NB

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

At Eastern College, the Video Game Design and Development program offers curriculum designed to support a team approach to game development. This team environment is a ‘must have’ in the gaming industry. 

Game creation requires a combination of skills, including programming, scripting, game level planning, and sound design. Our program content provides courses that support all of these skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn, think and respond within a team, by alternating in each varying role. Portfolio development is also an important part of our program.

A well-developed portfolio is a must for employment interviews. Students will complete several gaming projects while enrolled in the program, including a game prototype, a C++ game, several Unity Games, and several mobile games that will contribute to their portfolios.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • Alienware Laptop
  • Apple Mac Mini
  • Gaming portfolio projects
  • Lifelong portfolio website
  • Real-world work experience with a 16 week Field Placement
  • Free Microsoft Office and Microsoft Imagine Premium

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities for graduates include entry level employment as Quality Assurance/Game Testers, 2D/3D Game Programmers, Mobile Game Programmers, AI Programmers and Level Designers.

FACT

Approximately 11,700 new jobs in web design and development are expected from 2015-2024 [in Canada].
"Explore Careers - Job Market Report." Web Designers and Developers (NOC 2175-A).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and high school equivalency assessment passed).
• In addition, a two-part entrance assessment must be successfully passed.

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