Diploma in Advanced Game Design

Welcome to the largest and fastest-growing media industry in the world: video games. The gaming industry has grown bigger than Hollywood and music business, making more than $138 billion in 2018. At the heart of it is game design, which is the basis of what makes a game compelling and fun to play. Every day there are new creative problems to solve, boundaries to be pushed, and bleeding-edge technology to be used to bring games from ideas to reality.

As a student in the Advanced Game Design program, you’ll experience the entire game development cycle, from creating concept art and UI/UX for games, to coding for artificial intelligence (non-player character behaviour) and virtual reality gaming experiences. Develop specialized skills that prepare you for cutting-edge careers in one of the most vibrant, multifaceted, and expansive industries ever.

Your industry instructors will give you the skills, training, and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in exciting careers in game design, concept art, UI/UX design, animation, technical art, and emerging technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN GAME DESIGN

GAME DESIGN DIPLOMA Graduates will be prepared for many rewarding positions in the film and animation industry including:

  • 3D Environment Modeler
  • Technical Artist
  • Materials Artist
  • Game Designer
  • Balance Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Tools Programmer
  • UX Designer
  • UI Designer
  • Monetization Designer

Graduates who earn their Diploma in Advanced Game Design will have the opportunity to continue their studies at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with advanced standing.

Software/Hardware Highlights

  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Maya
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Perforce
  • Substance Painter
  • Wacom Tablets
  • ZBrush
  • Oculus and Vive Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Industry Standard Powerful Machines
  • GreenScreens
  • Access to Motion Capture