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Game Development Program (G109)

PROGRAMGame Development
CODEG109
SCHOOLSchool of Design
LOCATIONSt. James Campus
DURATION3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember, January
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY2014-2015
METHOD OF STUDYFT

Video games are becoming one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the 21st century. Game development requires a combination of talents, hard work and passion. The Game Development three-year advanced diploma is a rigorous program of study that focuses on the principles and techniques of video game art creation required to break into the industry.


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Full Program Descriptions
Description  

 Video games are becoming one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the 21st century. Game development requires a combination of talents, hard work and passion. The Game Development three-year advanced diploma is a rigorous program of study that focuses on the principles and techniques of video game art creation required to break into the industry.

Students will develop both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artistic abilities by learning concept art, sprite and pixel art, modelling, texturing, animation and level design. Taught by faculty with industry experience and mentored by local game industry leaders, students will develop games for commercial, educational and other purposes.

Students will have the unique opportunity to develop commercial quality games in a simulated video game studio environment, at times working with industry partners and game programmers. In the second year, students choose whether to specialize in game modelling or game animation.

Prior to graduation, each student will assemble a portfolio/demo of their creative work demonstrating their ability in game development and highlighting their chosen area of specialization. It is anticipated that graduates of the Game Development program will find employment in the game industry at entry-level positions.

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Course Outline
Required Courses 

 

YEAR 1

 

 

 

SEMESTER 1

 

GRAF1003

Drawing I

DESN1084

2D Digital Art I

DESN1118

Introduction to Modelling

DESN1130

2D Interactive Prototyping I

DESN1083

Asset Development I

COMM1007

College English

 

 

SEMESTER 2

 

GRAF1038

Drawing II

DESN2015

2D Digital Art II

DESN1119

Introduction to Animation

DESN1131

2D Interactive Prototyping II

DESN1086

Asset Development II

GHUM1029

Design Culture

 

 

GAME MODELLING SPECIALIZATION

 

 

 

YEAR 2

 

 

 

SEMESTER 3

 

DESN2012

Environment Modelling I

DESN1132

Game Art and Architecture I

DESN2014

Level Design I

DESN2010

Texturing and Shading I

DESN2013

Game Project Development I

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 4

 

DESN2018

Environment Modelling II

DESN1133

Game Art and Architecture II

DESN2016

Level Design II

DESN2011

Texturing and Shading II

DESN2017

Game Project Development II

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

YEAR 3

 

 

 

SEMESTER 5

 

DESN3014

3D Sculpting I

DESN3016

Organic Modelling I

DESN3018

3D Interactive Prototyping I

DESN3020

Cinematics I

DESN3010

Game Project Development III

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 6

 

DESN3015

3D Sculpting II

DESN3017

Organic Modelling II

DESN3019

3D Interactive Prototyping II

DESN3021

Cinematics II

DESN3022

Game Portfolio Design

DESN3012

Game Project Development IV

 

 

GAME ANIMATION SPECIALIZATION

 

 

YEAR 2

 

 

 

SEMESTER 3

 

DESN2019

Environment Animation I

DESN2020

Rigging I

DESN2014

Level Design I

DESN1136

Motion Studies

DESN2013

Game Project Development I

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 4

 

DESN2022

Environment Animation II

DESN2021

Rigging II

DESN2016

Level Design II

DESN1137

Motion Capture

DESN2017

Game Project Development II

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

YEAR 3

 

 

 

SEMESTER 5

 

DESN3023

Procedural Animation I

DESN3025

Special Effects I

DESN3027

Character Acting I

DESN3020

Cinematics I

DESN3010

Game Project Development III

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 6

 

DESN3024

Procedural Animation II

DESN3026

Special Effects II

DESN3028

Character Acting II

DESN3021

Cinematics II

DESN3022

Game Portfolio Design

DESN3012

Game Project Development IV

 For detailed course outlines click here.

 

For a list of General Education Electives click here.

 



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities
Educational / Degree Pathway 
G109 Game Design Program Educational Path Diagram

Your Career 

Graduates of this program will have acquired the necessary skills to be employed in various game and digital media studios, with careers in:

  • character art
  • 2D environment art
  • 3D environment art
  • 3D modelling
  • 3D animation
  • character modelling
  • level design
  • cinematic animation
  • special effects
  • texture design
  • user interface design
  • quality assurance


Future Study Options Graduates may be eligible for admission into George Brown postgraduate programs. Students who successfully complete this program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher may be eligible for direct admission into the Game Design program.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition $7,395.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2013. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2014 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply
Special Requirements  G109 Program Letter of Intent Information

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Interview in the form of a letter of intent.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions: Certain Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Many courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.



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Contact Us
Contact Us  

Call 416-415-5000, ext. 3129,
or e-mail game@georgebrown.ca

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