Curriculum

Curriculum

Students in our Advanced Game Technology program will develop a portfolio uniquely tailored toward their desired career path in the games industry. Our program provides students with specialization skills not typically found prior to entering industry. Students will gain a solid and practical understanding of how to effectively work with specialists in order to realize their project’s development. To this end, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with student artists in other programs to help bring their games to life. Throughout this intense and focused process, students will be given the opportunity to identify and enhance their strengths and interests, which in turn enables them to enter the workforce with a narrowed focus and competitive edge.

Learning Outcomes

Within this two-year program, students will:

  • Utilize industry standard engines such as Unity and Unreal to create games. Students will work on game logic, AI behaviour, and general game flow
  • Extend industry standard engines such as Unity and Unreal by creating custom tools, exploring rendering pipelines, and developing plugins
  • Become experts at using C#, C++ and Python to create games, extend engines, and build tools/plugins
  • Create custom real-time networking solutions for video games
  • Create asynchronous networking solutions and backend data services for video games
  • Build an engine from the ground up, using low level languages and rendering techniques
  • Develop games for PC, Console, Mobile, and the latest XR technologies to create state-of-the-art experiences
  • Collaborate with design and art students from other programs, working on team-based projects to create full games

What is an academic year?
An academic year is the full, annual educational cycle of an institution. Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts runs four Advanced programs which last for two-years, and one Foundation program that lasts for one-year.

The two-year Advanced programs are comprised of six semesters. The one-year Foundation program is comprised of three semesters. All programs offer intakes of new cohorts in January, May, and September.

Spring Semester:
January 6 - April 17, 2020
Semester Break: April 18 - May 10

Summer Semester:
May 11 - August 21, 2020
Semester Break: August 22 - September 7

Fall Semester:
September 8 - December 18, 2020
Semester Break: December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021