Graduate Diploma in Game Design
(Certificate/Diploma, 1 Years)
For a position in Game Design
Campus:Yes Online: No
In state: 1200 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
Out of state: 0 US Dollars (USD) per Semester
Non-US National (Overseas Students): 0 US Dollars (USD) per
The graduate diploma in game design at the University of Montreal (in French, le Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées en design de jeux) is the first graduate studies program in Canada specialized in game design, and one of the few in North America.
Our stimulating program focus on providing the future game designer with the necessary conceptual and methodological tools needed to efficiently perform in the competitive game industry. Game design has a central, strategic place in the development of video games. Because of the increasing number of games that are produced every year, studios and developers must come with innovative propositions that will catch the mind and hearth of players. The elaboration of ideas and concepts related to gameplays, the fundamental notions of player experiences (and its emotional, cognitive and behavioral components), the underlying narrative aspects, the design methodologies as well as project management are all covered and applied in various projects. The program successfully blends more theoritically and pragmatically approaches in the courses and workshops, bringing students to think, fell and do all things related to game design.
Most courses are given at CampusUbisoft, Montreal's and Canada's unique educational hub that gathers graduate programs in game design (U of Montreal) and game development (U of Sherbrooke), as well as college programs in animation, modelling and level design (Matane College, Dawson College and CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal). Students from all programs participate each year in a campus-wide project that mimics the reality of a game development project, supported by full-fledged industry producers. Our academic curriculum lead students to an apprenticeship in game design with renowned companies such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Eidos, A2M, Beenox (Activision) and the likes.