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  • The Art Institute of Vancouver

    -- Vancouver, British Columbia 
  • 2665 Renfrew Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 0A7
  • 1-800-661-1885
  • 1-604-684-8839
  • Game Art & Design (Certificate/Diploma, 18 Months)
    For a position in Game Design

    Visual & Game Programming (Certificate/Diploma, 18 Months)
    For a position in Game Design

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  • The Art Institute of Vancouver is #6 on a list recognizing the 50 best undergraduate institutions in the U.S. and Canada to study game design, according to The Princeton Review.  The Art Institute of Vancouver is the top ranking Canadian based campus on the list, as reported in the April 2010 edition of GamePro Magazine.

    Students interested in game design training can pursue a Game Art & Design diploma at The Art Institute of Vancouver. With game design training, students can take their creativity and imaginations to a new level. Game design training is for students who want to learn the art and design skills necessary to work within the gaming field. With game design training at The Art Institute of Vancouver, students learn hands on, using industry-related software and technology. Students receiving game design training are taught to combine their artistic and digital skills with their passion for gaming. Students' game design training begins by teaching basics like drawing, color theory, and 2-D design. Students can then progress through their game design training to modeling and animation. Finally, the most advanced game design training is taught including scriptwriting, storyboarding, character animation, and production. Before they graduate, students develop a portfolio demonstrating their game design training to show potential employers. Upon successful completion of this program with its game design training, graduates can pursue entry-level jobs like character animator, modeler, game tester, and game designer.

    Game programming classes are an important component of the Visual & Game Programming diploma program at The Art Institute of Vancouver. Game programming classes attract individuals who are artistic and knowledgeable about the technical aspects of gaming. This program, through its game programming classes, teaches students to combine those two components to achieve the intended results of game designers. This program, including its game programming classes, is intensely hands on. Students utilize industry-related technology and software in their game programming classes. Game programming classes are conducted by professional faculty members, including some with industry experience. Topics of game programming classes include artificial intelligence, software development, and computer systems. The game programming classes introduce students to the principles of programming - shading development, graphic dynamics, and pipeline streaming. Upon successful completion of this program, including its required game programming classes, graduates are prepared to seek entry-level jobs like digital artist, character animator, and texture artist.

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