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Generalist Concentration

Game DevelopmentGeneralist Concentration

Start Date:
2 Years
Full-time (In-class)
+Locations & Availability
September 2018 Truro Campus • Truro New applications may be waitlisted until {0} 20{1}.

Concentration Overview

The Game Development Generalist concentration is a second year option of the Game Development diploma program. You start this concentration in the second term of your first year, and continue throughout the second year of the program.

Games require interaction within an immersive environment that can take many forms – from pure entertainment, to medical and military simulations, to training initiatives. In this concentration, you learn to apply artistic, technical and problem solving skills, as well as critical thinking and logic, to develop games using the Unity game engine and HTML 5. You work individually and in groups, to design and develop game prototypes and manage the challenges of the game development cycle for multiple platforms, including web and mobile. You also learn to use object-oriented programming techniques, pre-production design and algorithm designs to develop engaging game content.

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Student Highlights

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    Highlight"Got to meet some folks from the gaming industry."
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    Cool Activity"Game Jam 2014 (GameCraft) "
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    Favourite"Devin Horsman's Unity Workshop - learned a ton about scripting in Unity."

Choose NSCC

  • You learn in a studio environment that reflects industry practice and uses of current technology and software.
  • Gain valuable experience working on a major project through all phases – from requirements to conceptualization, design, prototyping, development, testing and delivery.
  • Small class sizes and instructors with diverse skill sets and industry experience, provide one-on-one interaction and a collaborative environment to support the development of your craft and professional portfolio.
  • Continue your studies at university — This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • You're prepared with a varied skill set that qualifies you for a wide range of entry-level jobs with gaming production houses and studios.
  • Game Developers work as employees and freelancers in a range of industries, including broadcast, entertainment, education and training.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
GAME 1030   Communications
GAME 1040   Pipeline Integration
GAME 1050   Animation Fundamentals
GAME 2000   Portfolio Development I
GAME 2045   Level Design I
GAME 2050   Game Programming I
GAME 2060   Interactive Storytelling
GAME 2070   User Interface Design I
GAME 2200   Professional Portfolio
GAME 2400   Portfolio Development II
GAME 3045   Level Design II
GAME 3050   Game Programming II
GAME 3070   User Interface Design II
GAME 4001   Studio Time
GAME 4010   Game Design II
GAME 4020   Self-Promotion and Entrepreneurship
GAME 4050   Game Project
INFT 2100   Project Management

Next Steps

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