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Game Art and Animation
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
What does it take for an artist to succeed in the gaming industry? How can you develop the artistic skills needed to create the 2-D and 3-D environments, characters and animations seen in the games millions of people play every day? Success as a game artist begins with a passion for creating art using digital tools. Now in its 11th year, Champlain's degree in Game Art & Animation was one of the first in the country and remains among the top game development programs. Champlain's program builds the artistic and technical skills needed to develop the quality portfolio recruiters require. Employers are looking for talented artists with good time management skills, the ability to engage in critiques and work collaboratively. You'll graduate with the combination of hard and soft skills needed to be a productive artist in the game industry. Student Academic Experience Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, in your first year you will start great Game Art & Animation courses, including Anatomy & Perspective Drawing and Introduction to Game Art & Animation. Our rigorous curriculum includes a grounding in traditional media and visual design, followed by extensive experience creating 2-D and 3-D game environments, characters and animation. You will create portfolio quality work in a variety of game art electives taken in your junior and senior years. You will graduate with end-to-end game development experience, as well as a highly marketable résumé and portfolio. Faculty Critical to the success of the Game Art & Animation program are the faculty members, who bring extensive game industry experience and real-world knowledge into the classroom. You'll also make crucial connections before you graduate by networking with guest speakers and Game Art & Animation alumni. Meet our faculty. Champlain Game Studio Game Studio LogoAn important aspect of the Game Art & Animation major is the collaborative environment of our Game Studio, where Game Art & Animation majors work with their counterparts in Game Design, Game Programming and Game Production Management majors to build games from start to finish. The Game Studio replicates a professional game development setting to give you a firsthand understanding of how creative teams collaborate to develop individual game assets and coordinate them into a functional product. To see student work and find out more, visit gamestudio.champlain.edu. Annual Game Development Senior Show You will have the opportunity to present the game you create with your Game Studio team, as well as your demo reel, to recruiters from all over the U.S. and Canada, including Square Enix/Eidos, Gameloft, Warner Bros./Turbine, Behaviour and Activision/Vicarious Visions. Emergent Media Center Eager Game Art & Animation majors work for paid positions in the Emergent Media Center (EMC) as early as their first year at Champlain. The EMC is an academic Center of Excellence at Champlain College where you'll use game technologies and emergent media to integrate art and code with cultural awareness, creativity and communication on real-world game projects. Study Abroad Study in Montreal, Canada, one of the world's largest game development centers. With internship opportunities, the Montreal International Game Summit, the Montreal chapter of the International Game Developers Association and a campus director with game industry experience, Game Art & Animation students have amazing opportunities. Explore study abroad. Employment Outcomes Champlain's reputation for producing high-caliber game industry professionals is reflected in the extraordinary success of our graduates. Champlain alumni have gone on to work for companies such as Warner Bros./Turbine, Sledgehammer Games, Raven, Blizzard and Bungee. Our most recent data shows that 100% of 2016 Game Art & Animation graduates are employed within six months after graduating, and 50% of them are in positions relevant to their career goals.
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Game Programming
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
Champlain's Bachelor of Science degree in Game Programming—one of the first bachelor's degrees of its kind in the nation—combines games with the intellectual challenge of software creation to produce a highly versatile and valuable, in-demand skill set. In the Game Programming major, you will gain cutting-edge skills and experience that will make you an outstanding candidate for a position as programmer in the game industry or any number of other industries. Upside-Down Curriculum The Upside-Down Curriculum ensures that you are taking key courses in your major beginning in your first semester, starting with Introduction to Programming and Game History & Development. Through your courses, you will acquire a foundation of mathematics, physics, computer science and software engineering necessary for game development, as well as master contemporary technology for 2-D and 3-D graphics. Courses are taught on a variety of platforms, devices and operating systems, including PC/Windows, Apple and iOS platforms, Android mobile, social media, Linux/UNIX, and the latest consumer game consoles and devices. You will design and build artificial intelligence, physics engines and networking systems. You will graduate with unmatched experience in end-to-end game development experience as well as a highly marketable resume and portfolio. Collaborative Game Studio GAme Studio LogoAn important aspect of the Game Programming major is the collaborative environment of our Game Studio, where Game Programming majors work with their counterparts in Game Art & Animation and Game Design as well as Game Production Management to build games from start to finish. The Game Studio replicates a professional game development setting to give you a firsthand understanding of how creative teams collaborate to develop individual game assets and coordinate them into a functional product. To see student work and find out more, visit gamestudio.champlain.edu. Study Abroad in Montreal Study in Montreal, Canada, one of the world's largest game development centers-only 90 miles from our Burlington, VT, campus. With internship opportunities, the Montreal Game Summit, the Montreal International Game Developers Association, and a campus director with game industry experience, Game Design students have amazing opportunities to create strong connections. Courses in Montreal are taught by game industry professionals in collaboration with game faculty at the main campus. Explore our study abroad options. Internships Champlain game students build remarkable resumes through our extensive Game Programming internship opportunities. Recent internship locations for Game Programming majors include Bigpoint Inc., Microsoft Game Studios and Wired magazine. See where our students have interned. Game Development Senior Show You will have the opportunity to present the game you create with your Game Studio team to recruiters from all over the East and Canada, including Square Enix/Eidos, Gameloft, Warner Bros./Turbine, Behaviour and Activision/Vicarious Visions. Employment Outcomes Champlain's reputation for producing high-caliber industry professionals is reflected in the extraordinary success of our graduates. Champlain alumni work as game engineers in places as diverse as Boston, Montreal, San Francisco and Washington state at companies including Microsoft Entertainment Studios, Sledgehammer Games, Warner Bros./Turbine, Subatomic Games, Ubisoft and Square Enix. Job placements for Game Programming graduates are outstanding. 95% of Game Programming graduates from the Class of 2016 are employed within six months of graduation, and 100% of them are in positions related to their career goals.
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Information Technology: Video Game Design
Associate of Science (AS)
New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI
Through a combination of theoretical and hands-on state-of-the-art laboratory experiences, small class sizes led by experienced instructors, the program emphasizes the application of knowledge to the design and development of games and simulations in order to prepare students for the exciting fields of the electronic entertainment and simulation industries. Students will learn how to design games, will be introduced to the game development process, will hone people skills and communications skills through team-based projects and presentations, will master 2D and 3D animation concepts, and will learn the use of industry-standard software packages. An important component of the curriculum is building a portfolio that will include game assets developed by students. Graduates from this program will be eligible for entry-level positions such as junior game designer, technical artist, level designer, and visual effects animator. This program, after completing certain prerequisites, also prepares students to further their education in NEIT's bachelor’s degree program in Video Game Design.
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Game production Management
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
Do you have a head for business and a heart for video games? Obtain the skills you need to be a player in the game industry and lead a development team to produce the next big video game. This industry needs individuals with an aptitude for business and passion for managing creative people throughout the game production process. Students in the Game Production Management program develop essential skills organizing, motivating and overseeing effective groups of game artists, designers and programmers. You will gain insight into the ways creative people develop their ideas for games while working with other students who bring their passion for building games together. You’ll also evaluate the latest trends in game technology, from emerging genres to new platforms. You'll graduate a smart strategist who is ready to thrive in the dynamic video game industry, which in 2016, generated over $30 billion in revenue in the U.S. alone. Collaborative Game Studio Game Studio LogoOver your four years at Champlain, you play an important role in Champlain's Game Studio working with your counterparts in the Game Art & Animation, Game Design and Game Programming majors to build games from start to finish. The Game Studio replicates a professional game development setting to give you a firsthand experience in creative teams developing individual game assets and coordinating them into a functional product. In Your Senior Year You will have the opportunity to present a game you create with your Game Studio team to recruiters from all over the East and Canada, including Square Enix/Eidos, Gameloft, Warner Bros./Turbine, Behaviour and Activision/Vicarious Visions. You'll build an impressive portfolio of collaborative work and create a résumé that showcases your project management, team leadership and business skills.
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Game Design
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
Gameplay systems, narratives, levels, quests, puzzles, worlds: these are the areas of expertise for game designers. Equal parts a creative and analytical person and a builder, a student in the Game Design major has a passion for mapping out, developing and creating the gameplay that defines a player's unique game experience. Game design encompasses three distinct areas of the game production process: system design, level design and narrative design. System Designers establish the foundational logic and mechanical plan for how a game operates and builds the mechanics that bring the world of the game into existence. Level Designers create the step-by-step experience and determines parameters of play on each level of the game world. Narrative Designers, through traditional narrative, dialogue, characters and environment, define how the overall story is experienced by the player. As a Champlain Game Design major, you will develop extensive game-design skills in your area of interest and build an impressive portfolio of collaborative work as you prepare to enter the game industry. Student Academic Experience Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll take relevant courses, including Game History & Development and Introduction to Game Design, in your first year at Champlain. This gives you an advantage of gaining hands-on knowledge about your major from the start. Build your portfolio using state-of-the-art technology resources at Champlain's new cutting-edge multimedia, 3D art and game production labs. Collaborative Game Studio Champlain Game Studio LogoAn important aspect of the Game Design major is the collaborative environment of our Game Studio, where Game Design majors work with their counterparts in Game Art & Animation and Game Programming, as well as Game Production Management majors, to build games from start to finish. The Game Studio replicates a professional game development setting to give you a firsthand understanding of how creative teams collaborate to develop individual game assets and coordinate them into a functional product. To see student work and find out more, visit gamestudio.champlain.edu. Complementary Minors You may pursue a minor, such as Data Analytics, Game Programming or Math, among others, to complement your studies and create a distinctive and highly marketable degree. Learn more about our college-wide minors. Sonic Arts Specialization The Sonic Art specialization focuses on immersion in technical aspects of sound and music production, including signal flow, mixing, mastering, compression and online delivery. Learn more about this specialization. Study Abroad in Montreal Study in Montreal, Canada, one of the world's largest game development centers—only 90 miles from our Burlington, VT, campus. With internship opportunities, the Montreal International Game Summit, the Montreal chapter of the International Game Developers Association and a campus director with game industry experience, Game Design students have amazing opportunities to create strong connections. Courses in Montreal are taught by game industry professionals at the main campus. Explore our study abroad options. Internships Our students have the skills to obtain internships and employment anywhere. Our students have interned around the country, and many complete an internship while studying abroad in Montreal, Canada. See where our students have interned. Game Development Senior Show You will have the opportunity to present the game you create with your Game Studio team to recruiters from all over the East and Canada, including Square Enix/Eidos, Gameloft, Warner Bros./Turbine, Behaviour and Activision/Vicarious Visions.
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Film / Animation / Video
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI
FAV majors work in live action, animation or a hybrid of the two, and have the option of producing films in a wide variety of genres (such as documentary, experimental, narrative) and for diverse outlets (including installations and interactive media). Students regularly analyze and solve technical and aesthetic problems, and benefit from exposure to critical review, film festivals and visiting artists and specialists. In Film/Animation/Video students explore the art of the moving image, learning to master the tools needed to articulate a creative vision, whether using film, animation, installations, interactive media or a combination. FAV professors support the investigation of the technical, aesthetic and conceptual questions central to creating strong content with a unique voice. In the studio, FAV majors bounce ideas off each other while focusing on making documentary, experimental and narrative films or animated work using a wide range of techniques, from CGI to hand-drawn to stop-motion animation and more.
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Film and Media Culture
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT
The Film and Media Culture department is dedicated to the study of film and visual media as a vital aspect of a liberal arts education. Our students study film and a wide range of visual media, including television, digital games, online video, and video art, as aesthetic forms as well as in relation to the cultures that produced them. While we are not a production-centered department or a traditional film school, we fully integrate the creation and critical study of film and media in a manner appropriate to a liberal arts education. Students will balance the critical studies of film and media with the creation of media work, often within the same course. The faculty in Film and Media Culture are active scholars and creators, writing books, creating videos, and contributing to the vibrant academic field of film and media studies. Our classes incorporate numerous screenings of films and media texts, with scheduled evening sessions and hands-on lab sections. We are housed in the new Axinn Center, with state-of-the-art digital video production facilities and high-end screening rooms. We believe that Middlebury is a leader in teaching film and media studies in a liberal arts context, with alumni finding success within the film and media industries, as well as in a wide variety of other careers. Explore our site to see what we have to offer.
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Information Technology: Game Development and Simulation Programming
Associate of Science (AS)
New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI
The associate degree program in Game Development and Simulation Programming (VDVA) will prepare students for entry-level careers in game programming, simulation programming, and software engineering as well as for entry-level positions in a variety of digital, desktop production environments. Through a combination of theoretical and hands-on state-of-the-art laboratory experiences, small class sizes led by experienced instructors, the program emphasizes the application of knowledge to the design and development of games and simulations in order to prepare students for the exciting field of game development as well as for the simulation industry.
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Filmmaking
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Champlain College in Burlington, VT
As part of the generation that changed how and where we view films, you can take a role in determining the future of the industry. If you are passionate about telling stories visually, the BFA in Filmmaking is specifically tailored to the next generation of filmmakers. This program will prepare you in best practices by providing you access to cutting-edge equipment and by developing your creative and technical skills. Student Academic Experience Through our Upside-Down Curriculum, you'll take relevant courses in your major, including Audio Production, Screenwriting and Introduction to Filmmaking in your first year at Champlain—that's hands-on experience in your major from the start. As you explore different roles on- and off-set, including director, cinematographer, sound designer and editor, you will gain exposure to a variety of filmmaking styles. You will also acquire a solid foundation in film history, aesthetics and criticism, while learning the vital business aspects of a film production. Recently, students had the opportunity to have their short-form documentaries and narrative films premiered on Vermont PBS in a one-hour broadcast premiere called the Champlain College Student Showcase. The Filmmaking program's remarkable combination of conceptual engagement, technical skills, artistic experimentation and business training will help you polish your own signature style and prepare you for a variety of creative opportunities in the industry. Sonic Arts Specialization Interested in scoring films, designing soundscapes or recording an album? With a Sonic Arts specialization you'll focus on sound and music production techniques, including signal flow, mixing, mastering, compression and online delivery. Faculty Our professors have been finalists for numerous awards, grants and fellowships, and have showcased their work in national and international film festivals. Meet the faculty who'll teach you the skills to succeed. Internships & Professional Work Experiences Summer internships in nearby Montreal, Canada, as well as New York City and other locations, provide you with industry experience to build a solid résumé. See where our filmmaking students have been. Center for Communication & Creative Media Our Filmmaking students can take full advantage of our Center for Communication & Creative Media—a state-of-the-art, 75,000-square-foot facility with game and audio labs, studio spaces, gallery and exhibit areas, a film soundstage and room for inspired collaborations. Study Abroad We designed the curriculum of our majors to support a semester of international study. Filmmaking majors may study abroad at our campus in Montreal, Canada, and take advantage of one of the many industry opportunities in the vibrant city. Or you can choose to take your international study at our campus in Dublin, Ireland, or through one of our Global Partners or third-party programs. See how our students study abroad. Stowe Story Labs Fellowship The CCM Division sponsors one junior or senior Filmmaking student whose faculty-endorsed application is selected to take part in Stowe Story Labs' annual fall workshops. Champlain students also have the opportunity to intern in its Spring Writers' Retreat. Film Festivals & Local Exhibitions Every year students in the Filmmaking program participate in the student showcase at the Vermont International Film Festival as well as other events sponsored by the organization, such as the Freedom and Unity TV annual film contest, featuring films about students' lives, passions and interests in the home state of Vermont. And in 2017, a filmmaking senior won two student Emmy awards for sound design and animation/effects at the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student New England Emmys event. Another student's script won first place in the student category at the LA film and Script Festival, was a semi finalist at the Orlando Film Festival, and it was accepted to Scriptapalooza and New York International Screenplay Awards. Employment Outcomes Champlain's bachelor's degree in Filmmaking provides an up-to-date film education that prepares our graduates for a variety of careers in the film industry. Our most recent data shows that 92% of 2016 Filmmaking graduates are employed within six months after graduating, and 83% of them are in jobs relevant to their career goals.
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