Unisinos is located in São Leopoldo, an
important economical and industrial zone in the Sinos Valley, 25 minutes far from
Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul State. Colonized by German
immigrants, São Leopoldo is a living memory of its ancestors. Its steelwork
industries, shoe factories and entertainment options best describe the city. It is in this environment
that Unisinos is situated, a university in its 40 years of experience and with
25 thousands students in its undergraduate and graduate courses. Among others,
the most notable aspect of the university is its relation with the community.
UNISINOS plays an important role in the regional development and, in a broader
perspective, in the formation of people who make the difference.
is maintained by the Antônio Vieira Association, which is the legal name of the
Jesuit Province in Southern Brazil, a part of the Society of Jesus. One of the
largest private universities in Brazil, it has more than 30,000 students
(including undergraduate, graduate and continued education programs). It is
also part of a network of more than 200 Jesuit colleges and universities
worldwide, with 2.2 million students. As a Jesuit university, Unisinos embodies almost five centuries
of tradition. Its institutional project is based on the principles of Ignatian
pedagogy: research and education should be beneficial to humankind, in all its
dimensions, and promote justice.
About Program - Digital Games
Digital Entertainment Course is the first brazilian tech graduation focusing in computing and technology. The course is multidiscipline with different kinds of professionals incluiding game programmers, designers and musics. Digital entertainment is a market that grows very quickly and around world needs specialists workers with excellent skills in design and developing new tecnologies.
The focus of
course is development of interactive digital entertainment products for differents
platforms like personal computers and cell phones. Our game programmer could
create different kind of games from educational to real time strategy,
adventure, action, role-playing game, first person shooters and a lot of all.
Beside game conception and design, the profissional could computer programming
and developing interactve digital entertainment systems in network (web
or local area) or standalone.
The duration of course is three years
(six periods with six month duration each one) with 2400 hours. Basically the
classes occur from monday to saturday at 8h30 - 12h. One important diference of
course and others is in relation of curriculum organization. Each matter is a
learning program allies theory and practice based on principle of learning to
The course is created under learning programs
mix theory and practice based on make yourself philosophy. In classes, the
students could be create the knowledge in different taks, like workshops, labs,
lectures, confereces, and other.
Professional formation is based on two main features: planning and executing
works. Three main threads to give support to course - Programation, Design, and
Computer Graphics besides Math, Network Computing, Artificial Intelligence,
Simulation, Games, Ethic and Communication.
In last year the course established a academic partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment America. The Unisinos is the first university on Brazil with this partnership.