Information Technology: Electronic Game Development

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2017

Program Overview

Do you have hours of video gaming under your belt? Now is the time to level up to your dream career. Electronic Game Developers use their computer programming knowledge and creative minds to make interactive games. You'll learn skills in sophisticated technology to design, script and develop games for computers, game consoles and mobile devices. You'll also take advantage of a simulation environment to test your creations while learning about professional industry standards. Modern gaming is a social and intellectual tool used by people of all ages.


Duration

The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Foundations of Mathematics 110
      or
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)


      Career Possibilities

      Information Technology: Electronic Game Development graduates may find employment in the software production industry as game programmers, game developers, game level designers, interactive media developers, programmers, game designers and web/game programmers. While many graduates work for a company for awhile, a few become entrepreneurs.


      NOC Codes

      2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers
      5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators


      What you will learn

      • Game History and Mechanics
      • Interpersonal Communications
      • Game Development
      • Ethics
      • Screen Arts Production
      • Hardware Architectures
      • Interactive Media Design
      • Interactive Media Scripting
      • Level Design and Development
      • Comparative Programming Languages
      • Linear Algebra
      • Mathematics
      • Computer Programming Concepts
      • 2D Graphics Programming
      • 3D Graphics Programming
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Data Structures
      • Mobile Systems
      • Network Programming
      • Quality Management
      • Work Practicum


      Specific Considerations

      This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).


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