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Information technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship

The Game Development and Entrepreneurship program provides you with the necessary skills to develop engaging and effective interactive experiences.  You will successfully develop your technical, artistry, managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment. Working with programmers, artists and designers will provide you with opportunities to engage in creating innovative products that push the medium to its limits. You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to quickly advance your career in the gaming, interactive media and simulation industries, or become an entrepreneur in charge of developing and managing your own gaming or interactive media studio.

Our innovative game development laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art software and equipment, including:

  • 3D displays
  • An audiometric (sound) room
  • Motion capture facilities
  • The latest in interaction devices
Our modern interaction devices allow for the development of high-quality animation, 3D models, sound recording and production, game engines, and gameplay code.

As a student, you will be immersed in the game development process from day one. Developing annual video games as part of our Game Development Workshop gives you the opportunity to showcase your game to our university’s community. The best games will participate at the provincial level, where you will have a chance to compete against teams from other institutions.

Enrolment

General information about admissions, requirements, tuition, benefits and more.

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Courses

You will acquire the knowledge and skills required to quickly advance your career in the gaming, interactive media and simulation industries, or become an entrepreneur in charge of developing and managing your own gaming/interactive media studio.

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Laboratories

Our innovative game development laboratory includes state‑of‑the‑art software and equipment

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Career Opportunities

Working with programmers, artists and designers, you will create innovative products that push the medium to its limits.

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Program maps

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology focuses on innovation and market-oriented programming.

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Game Dev Community

Game development and Entrepreneurship can engage in extra-curricular activities organized by the Programming club, Animation Club, and Game Dev Society

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Examples of Student work

See examples of work created by Game Development and Entrepreneurship students

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Faculty pages

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  • Why choose Game Development and Entrepreneurship?

    Students in the Game Development & Entrepreneurship program will learn how to design, develop, produce, test and market a variety of media, including video games, serious games and other interactive media. Learning will take place in leading-edge classrooms and laboratories lead by award-winning faculty. 


    Our unique business and information technology approach reflects on course and lab work that prepares you for a multitude of options from starting and running your own studio to a career within the video game, serious game, simulation and multimedia domains. Careers can include programmers, artists, project managers, game user researchers or simulation specialists and more.

    You can participate in research activities through summer research programs under the supervision of our top researchers in areas including virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, games user research, serious games, gamification, hardware and software design for games.

    For those interested in graduate studies, the Faculty offers Master's and PhD programs in Computer Science (Digital Media)

  • Is the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program cutting edge?

    The field of video games comprises many fields involving programming, arts, entrepreneurship, and design. At our university, we strive to have the latest technologies for you to conduct your academic and research work. We additionally hire top tier faculty to offer you the best learning and research experience with the highest standards.

  • How does the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program prepare me for life after school?

    Students in the Game Development Program and Entrepreneurship participate in several experiential learning opportunities including:

    • Capstone: a consulting-based project partnered with industry or faculty in teams during your fourth year.
      • Examples: Durham Regional Police, IBM, Lakeridge Health, Lenovo, Region of Durham, Mount Sinai Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children.
    • Internship: paid positions open in your second and third year if you hold a minimum overall 3.0 GPA or more.
      • Examples: IBM, KPMG, Ministry of Finance, Ubisoft, Cisco.
    • Incubator: you projects or companies chosen from 'pitches' with the entrepreneurial support from an assigned faculty member.
    • International: intern or study abroad opportunities with key partners across the world.
      •  Examples: Finland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Japan, West Indies and more!
  • what are my options after completing the program?

    Graduates of this program have obtained full-time positions at various companies including: Ubisoft, EA Canada, Autodesk, Gameloft, and Compulsion Games amongst others. Many choose to start their own company while others pursue a graduate degree in our Computer Science program.


    Please visit the Career Opportunities section.

  • Academic Information
    Are you a Game Development and Entrepreneurship student in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), and are you planning for your courses? Take advantage of the support offered to you by your academic advisor. Your advisor will provide you with the help and support required to aid you in making informed decisions about your academic plan.

    Your advisor can provide you with program checklists and course schedules to assist you as you progress through your program. Designed to be used together, checklists and course schedules will help you select the courses required to progress towards the completion of your degree.

    Checklists and course schedules are distributed to you as a guide for course planning assistance. It is your responsibility to confirm current prerequisite and course requirements for your degree program.

    You are always advised to meet with your academic advisor regularly to ensure they are meeting graduation requirements.

    For more information, please contact Brianna McKay, Academic Advisor, IT.

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