Admission

Bac, DEP, DES, DES, DEC + Admission tests

Duration

4
Years

Degree

Level 1 RNCP + AEC

Rythm

Cooperative Education
Work-study from 2nd year onwards

Campus

paris montreal

Jobs

During the production of a video game, the game designer is responsible for the quality of the gameplay experience. They invent, formalize and prototype interactive gameplay mechanics, adapted to what the targeted audience is looking for.

They are also responsible for the creation of game levels, their integration into the game, and monitoring after the game’s launch, based on objective information.

Prepared trades

Game Designer
Level Designer
Interaction Designer
Game Content Manager
Lead Game Designer
Lead Level Designer
Creative Director

Program

A project-oriented pedagogy

  • Bachelor's Year 1
  • Bachelor's Year 2
  • Bachelor's Year 3
  • Master's Year 1
Full time

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

 

DESIGN: FUNDAMENTALS
Method Design (Introduction to 3Cs / Signs and Feedback) / System Design (Core Gameplay loops / Metagame) / Initiation to Game Design
(Paper Design) / 2D Level Design / Interaction grammar / Pitching exercises

 

DESIGN: ADVANCED CONCEPTS
Eco GD (Balancing / Statistics / Progression system) / UX Design / Heads-up display / Game Pillars document / 2D level designs patterns / Ergonomy / Wireframe / Rational Design / GD Analytics / Game theory

 

ANALYSIS
QA

 

PROGRAMMING
Programming basics (Scripting Unity) / Prototyping / Exploring Tool Modeling

 

GAME CULTURE

 

ACTIVE ENGLISH

 

CAREER SUPPORT

PROJECTS

  • Board game
  • One Button Game
  • 2.5D Action Project
  • Card game
  • Vehicle controller Project
  • Game Week
work-study program

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

 

DESIGN
Method Design (3Cs 3D & Mobile / Combat System) / Economic Game Design / Random systems / First-time User Experience / Game balance design / Wireframe / Sound list / Narrative Design / 3D Level Design Patterns / Game design document / Data analysis / Putting creativity into practice / Paper Design

 

PROGRAMMING
Unreal Engine Scripting / Excel training

 

GAME CULTURE

ACTIVE ENGLISH

 

CAREER SUPPORT

PROJECTS

  • 3D Brawler
  • R&D (Makey Makey)
  • Free-to-play
  • Personal Skills Development Initiative
  • Board Game
  • 3D Escape Project
  • Game Week

INTERNSHIP / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

450 hours minimum to be completed in the 2nd and 3rd years of the course

work-study program

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

 

DESIGN
Method Design (3Cs VR & Open World / System Design for RPGs) / Economic Game Design / Analysis of Free-to-play programming models / Virtual Reality / Narrative design / 3D Level Design Patterns / Open world / Data analysis / Level Layout / Putting creativity into practice / Paper Design

 

GAME CULTURE
Game History / Video Game History / Video Game News Watch

 

PROGRAMMING
Unreal Engine Scripting / Excel

 

ACTIVE ENGLISH

 

CAREER SUPPORT

PROJECTS

  • Presentation of professional experience
  • Adaptation of existing game
  • Turn-based RPG
  • Virtual Reality
  • Graduation Project

INTERNSHIP / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

450 hours minimum to be achieved in the 2nd and 3rd years of the program

work-study program

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

 

DESIGN
Coordination of Graduation Project playtests / Level Design / Environmental storytelling / Game Studies / Communication / AI / System Design / Alternative Games Specialization

 

GAME CULTURE
ACTIVE ENGLISH

CAREER SUPPORT

PROJECTS

  • Presentation of professional experience
  • Interdisciplinary Graduation Project
  • Presentation to a jury of professionals
  • Adaptation of existing game

 

TOEIC exam: international test of professional English

 

INTERNSHIP / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

At least 450 hours over the year

Experience

What the companies say...

Evelyn FREDERICKSEN - BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Evelyn FREDERICKSEN - BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

Historian & Creative Developer on World of Warcraft

ISART Montreal

ISART Montreal

Professional jury

ISART Paris

ISART Paris

Jury de professionnels in video games

Showcase

End-of-year projects

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Game Design - Year 4

Game Design - Year 4

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Game Design - Year 4

Game Design - Year 4
Game Design - Year 4

Game Design - Year 4

Game Design - Year 4

Tuition & Fees

Interested in this degree program?

Paris

All programs

Europeans students

12 000€ / year

Registration fee

Europeans students

450€ / year

Montreal

All programs

Canadians & europeans students

$CA 23 000/year

Registration fee

Canadians & europeans students

$CA 250 /year

Admissions

Apply now!

Test dates

The tests are free of charge (with the exception of tests taken abroad)

Paris

March 02-06, 2020

Montréal

February 17-21, 2020