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Duration

3 years

Tuition

$8,161

  North Bay

Sep 7-Aug 30

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Start your exciting career in game development and design. This program combines artistic and technical aspects of the game production process. Learn the diverse skills needed to succeed in this ever changing industry including design, programming, creating algorithms and AI. Learn to create game art and gaming experiences and problem solve through gamification. This job field is in demand and this specialized training will prepare you for a variety of gaming-related career options.

What You’ll Learn

  • Analyze the difference in game genres in order to develop games that meet the needs of specific markets.
  • Analyze the history of video games to compare various approaches to game development.
  • Support the development of games by identifying and relating concepts from a range of industry roles – programming, design, and art.
  • Contribute as an individual and a member of a game development team to the effective completion of a game development project.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the games industry.
  • Perform all work in compliance with relevant statues, regulations, legislation, industry standards and codes of ethics.
  • Use game concepts to support the ongoing iteration, creation, design and development of games.
  • Apply game design elements to support the creation and ongoing iteration of unique gaming environments, levels, characters, assets and props.
  • Develop evolving and iterative game design documents that align with standard industry expectations and/or company practices.
  • Conceive, prototype, develop, test and evaluate procedures for the ongoing iteration, creation, design and development of games.
  • Engage in original world building and level design within a range of game engines.
  • Apply conceptual game design elements to support the ongoing iteration, creation, programming, design, and development of games.
  • Apply practical game design elements to support the ongoing iteration, creation, programming, design and developing of unique gaming environments, levels, characters, assets and props.
  • Apply programming principles and techniques to create operational games or game components.
  • Apply artificial intelligence and/or network implementation strategies to support real-time game environments and simulations.
  • Utilize game engine functionality at an advanced level to support real-time games and simulations.
  • Create original game props, characters and assets based on the concepts and requirements outlined in game design documents.
  • Contribute to world building and level design, including using a game engine.
  • Conceive, prototype, develop, test and evaluate procedures for the creation, design, programming, production and testing of games in a group environment.
  • Test, debug and correct game components to ensure efficient and appropriate game functionality.

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Student Reviews (2)

Canadore College

Great instructors

Aman K.

North Bay • June 30, 2021

Graduated From

Motive Power Technician

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Loved my time on this beautiful campus. Teachers are really good and helpful with course content and will help guide you towards career choices.

Loved my time on this beautiful campus. Teachers are really good and helpful with course content and will help guide you towards career choices.

Canadore College

Building Construction Technician

Frank Torres

North Bay • May 31, 2021

Graduated From

Building Construction Technician

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

4 stars

Pros
- The education in the skilled trades is really good at Canadore. Many students travel to take aviation and culinary programs. My construction program was worth the trip.
- Instructors are very good and they care about you as a student...

Pros
- The education in the skilled trades is really good at Canadore. Many students travel to take aviation and culinary programs. My construction program was worth the trip.
- Instructors are very good and they care about you as a student.
- The focus on jobs is also a big part of the school. Lots of manual training and preparation for work.
- The college is attached to Nippising University and students benefit from the facilities and instructors.

Cons
- It's cold! It's cold and it's remote. The school is located in North Bay, in Northern Ontario. If you are from a big city, like I was when I went to Canadore, it can be a slow pace with not a lot going on. Make sure you find your friends or at least a study group and be prepared to focus on your work.

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