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Oxford College’s Video Game Designer program prepares you for a rewarding career in the video game industry. Concentrating on both the artistic and technical sides of video game design, our program equips you with the programming and problem-solving skills required in this creative industry.
As a video game designer, you will assist in conceptualizing projects; interpreting design specifications or sketches; preparing the page make-up, layout, and lettering; and preparing production materials for press, electronic, or multimedia publishing. Students will complete projects both individually and in teams. As part of the program, you will complete a portfolio showcasing your accomplishments and industry-ready skills.
learn how to:
- Review the graphic designer’s instructions
- Produce or assist in developing and producing design concepts
- Capture elements such as titles, text, drawings, illustrations, graphics, lettering and colour harmonization, using a computer
- Produce computerized images and drawings
- Digitize images using peripherals and transform them using retouching systems, graphic palettes, or specialized software
- Perform the layout, page make-up, and placement using the conceptual mock-ups provided
- Produce proofs and camera-ready materials and prepare film and any other prepress materials
- Paint or ink individual cells of 2D or 3D animated drawings according to animator’s specifications using an electronic palette
- Lay out, draw, or paint letters, figures, logos, and designs for windows, advertisements, billboards, vehicles, books, and publications using specialized software or painting equipment
- Work in an interdisciplinary environment
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Graduates are employed by publishing, communications, advertising, marketing, printing, and multimedia establishments, and by television and film production companies. They may also be self-employed.
Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:
- Video game designer
- Character designer
- Audio designer
- Level designer
- Storyboard artist
- Technical artist
- Texture artist
- Game developer