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									   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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