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A post-secondary game design program can launch you on an exciting career path in interactive game industry by helping you gain knowledge and skills required to work in the industry. Students who have completed secondary education and have traditional life drawing skills can apply for this program.
Building a Career in Dynamic and Creative Interactive Game Industry The North American video gaming industry is a multi-million dollar industry and is continuously advancing with no signs of slowing down. The game designers and developers constantly compete to come out with the most innovative games with the highest level of creativity and performance. The continuous advancements in the gaming industry can be easily translated into the significant increase in the demand for gaming professionals who can animate the characters, conceptualize the gaming themes, bring desired effects in the environment and develop new concepts. Therefore, this is the right time to get you into a growing industry, not only at the front-end but also behind the scenes. If you have always been curious about how games are developed, how characters are modeled or how the background is created and are passionate about building a career in this field, you may consider enrolling in a game design program and become the one of those creative people who give life to near flesh and blood characters, involve them in plots, make them do things of your choice and create an overall compelling environment. A game art and design program prepares you to Build 2D and 3D art assets for games Develop varied game environments and characters Express your creativity through animated characters The program prepares you for diverse careers in intensely creative and highly competitive gaming industry. The goal is to provide you with solid theoretical grounding in computer programming, 3D modeling and animation, anatomy and construction, composition and colour, texturing, architectural designing, character designing, digital painting, life drawing, unreal editing, lighting, material editing, compositing and post effects as well as intensive hands-on training through industry field placement. The program also incorporates valuable experience through industry events, studio visits and live individual and team projects. During the field placement, you not only gain industry exposure but also build relevant contacts that can help you seek employment after completion of the program. Who Can Apply for a Post-Secondary Game Design Program? The post-secondary game art and design diploma program runs for two years through four semesters. Students who have completed their secondary school education can apply for this program. You will need to send completed application to the college along with a copy of secondary school diploma certificate or equivalent and scores of English grade 12 c or University. With this, a portfolio demonstrating your creativity and ability to communicate visually, and 10-15 pieces of your best work and a simple, neat and precise presentation are also required. Preference is given to candidates who have traditional life drawing skills and are familiar with one or more graphics applications such as, Photoshop, 3DS Max, Maya or ZBrush. Where to Study Game Art and Design in Toronto? A number of Canadian schools game design offers such courses; however, Centennial College offers students an intensive hands-on training through industry placement, which is an essential requirement to seek employment in this field. Additionally, it prepares students for a career of imagination, innovative design and storytelling in creative and interactive gaming industry in 16 co nsecutive months.
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