Cultivate Competitive Edge for Ever-Evolving Industry with Game Design Program by jasonw93


									Cultivate Competitive Edge for Ever-Evolving Industry with
                  Game Design Program

Game design program, offered at Centennial College’s Game Art and Design creates a band
of innovative and technical sound video games creators. Wikipedia defines the video game
as “an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate
visual feedback on a video device.”

Today, that includes a number video game consoles (such as Xbox, Wii and PlayStation 3)
as well as computers, handheld devices and arcade games. With the technological
advances, a demand for those who have attended game design programs continues to

Designed by the expert industry professionals and employing instructors who have broad
field experience, Centennial College’s game design program takes just 16 months
(continuous) to prepare students for a career of imagination, innovative design and
storytelling in the dynamic and intensely creative interactive game industry.

           Upon graduation from the school game design, the students are fully geared
           up for positions like game concept artists, concept and environments and
           effects artists, character and level designers, character and 3D modelers/texture
           artists, and character animators.

             The students are taught the required skills and knowledge through a variety of
             techniques. For example, a hands-on approach to learning in labs simulates a
             real-world production setting and students receive intensive hands-on training
             and learn how to build 2D and 3D art assets for games, develop game
             environments and characters and express their one-of-a-kind creativity. The
             game design program also covers topics like compositions and colour, game
             theory social history of design, digital painting, life drawing, character design,
             lighting, post effects and material editing, and more. Moreover, the small size of
the class allows the students to get several hours of one-on-one help with each project.

Meanwhile, the valuable experience and industry contacts are also gained through studio
visits, industry events and a field placement, which is a part of school of game design.

The game design program field placement usually takes place in the final semester and
allows the learners to put their knowledge on test as well as gain new knowledge by
working alongside game design professionals. In order to learn about the job seeking
process, students send out their portfolio to the company of their choice.

The aspirants of game design program are needed to have an Ontario Secondary School
Diploma or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. They must also have finished the
compulsory English 12C or U credit, a skills assessment or equivalent. Lastly, students are
required to submit a portfolio that must feature 10 to 15 life drawings, sketches, paintings,
sculptures or digitally produced artwork. Preference for the program will be given to
applicants who can demonstrate some familiarity with one or more graphics applications
such as Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DS Max or Maya. If students do not submit digital artwork,
they will be tested to determine your level of computer proficiency.
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