This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students for careers as game developers, a profession increasingly in demand by various industries including entertainment, education, government and consumer products.
A growing number of individuals are using the Internet, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, kiosks, computer displays, and other digital equipment to pursue games of strategy, skill, interest and entertainment. Strong emphasis is placed on developing the hands-on component which is offered through courses in game design and development, traditional and digital imaging, authoring, animation and programming. Students also complete individual and team-based projects.
This program is well-suited for students who:
- Have strong observational and analytical skills.
- Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the game development industry.
- Like using computers and technology applications.
There are many opportunities for game developers. Specific employment opportunities may include: game designer, game developer, game programmer, game engineer; graphic designer, graphic developer, graphic programmer, graphic engineer; software designer, software developer, software programmer, software engineer; animator, 2D/3D animator; concept artist, character artist; art director, technical director; 2D/3D artist; sound designer, sound engineer, sound technician; game tester; writer, author, scriptwriter, content developer; project manager; producer; level designer, scene designer, character designer, background designer; video designer, video engineer, video technician and instructor. Please note: Most opportunities in gaming exist outside of the Ottawa region.
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