Humber’s Game Programming advanced diploma program is project-driven and focuses on programming and designing game engines for the purpose of game development, from indie to AAA. You will work on team projects using programming tools to develop, test and maintain game applications through the practice of theories of usability, information architectures, network architecture and industry standards of practice. Topics such as coding, game engine design, game production, artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and platform-specific programming are all covered by a comprehensive set of courses.
Throughout your study, you will have access to peers in related programs such as Visual and Digital Arts and Animation - 3D which will allow you to participate in collaborative work, as well as the opportunity to build high-quality assets for use in the games you are developing as a student programmer.
You will graduate with a significant capstone project to demonstrate your coding talents, and a well-rounded skillset that combines high levels of mathematics, physics and visualization within the field of computer programming. With a high degree of game engine expertise, familiarity with 3D modelling, scripting, and technical direction, you will have the tools you need to compete and succeed in the rapidly expanding field of game development.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Analyze the differences in game genres in order to develop games that meet the needs of specific markets
Analyze the history of video games to compare various approaches to game development
Support the development of games by identifying and relating concepts from a range of industry roles - programming, design, and art
Contribute as an individual and a member of a game development team to the effective completion of a game development project
Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the games industry
Perform all work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations, legislation, industry standards and codes of ethics
The Usability Lab is a new facility for students in the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts at Humber College. This “Live Lab” is a full-fledged usability lab where content creators can capture & assess the interaction between user and design.
This Usability Lab is specialized, in that it was purposefully built for usability studies to ensure that the environment does not interfere with the testing. Designed with flexibility at its core, it has been equipped with a broad variety of technology, supporting usability testing at many different levels of sophistication.
What makes this lab unique is the fact that it is mobile. This one-of-a-kind usability lab can be delivered to those who wish to use and evaluate our designs, as well as their own. For our students, they can participate in, and lead experiments that will truly test the designs they have developed, to make sure they work in the manner they have been designed to work.
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Game development is a growing $3 billion-a-year industry in Canada where approximately 472 active studios employ some 21,000 people full time. Work as a junior game developer or game tester for game development companies, internet service providers, and companies developing games for handheld and mobile devices. Career opportunities include game marketer, game software developer, game software engineer, project manager and team leader for game software development.
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A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills
Thu, August 22, 2019
In October, after a decade of writing and rewriting, submitting and resubmitting, David Kloepfer’s first novel, Cheap Thrills, will hit bookstores.
A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her
Fri, July 12, 2019
A good mentor doesn’t only suggest areas for improvement; they highlight your strengths and encourage you to embrace them.
BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition
Thu, June 13, 2019
Anushka Jadwani, a student the Bachelor of Design, has won first place in the Boundless 2019 Competition, the 7th annual Enabling Change competition.
For this year's competition, DX invited students studying in all design disciplines to submit proposals that develop creative solutions focussed on the accessible navigation of public spaces. Anushka's winning project was called “Connexus”, and the concept was a set of wearable bracelets for young children or older adults with cognitive impairments. The bracelets helped ensure caregivers were able to monitor the safety and location of their ward and help provide directional support and a feeling of security for the wearer.
Anushka and her team came up with the initial concept during a class project earlier this term, where BDES students hosted an ideation session with Fontys students in March. Anushka then refined this concept as part of her class project, submitted it to the competition and won! She was awarded $1500, and her work will be on display at the Design Exchange.
Congratulations, Anushka, on this stellar achievement.
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Fall 2019 Open House
Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.
Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!
General Sessions & Campus Tours
The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.
School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths
Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.
Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists
Thu, June 13, 2019
96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.
Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition
Mon, May 27, 2019
The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.
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