Postgraduate Course
GAME DESIGN

Fees
Request Information

POSTGRADUATE COURSE

GAME DESIGN

Nélio Códices
 

Course Coordination: Nélio Códices

Partners:

ps_talents (1)
Mm_logo_simple

Presentation

The Video games is the most profitable entertainment area with an unstoppable growth both nationally and internationally. However, creating video games is not the same as playing games. In recent years, there has been a greater demand for professionals with skills in programming and art creation for games. In Portugal, such an industry, which is increasingly challenging and competitive, seeks another (yet rare) skill that is to be a Game Designer.

This Postgraduate Course in Game Design prepares future professionals for the technical and artistic challenges that characterize the production of video games , by providing them with a range of methodologies that will enable them to create playable prototypes, and the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best and most experienced Game Designers of the industry.

In sum, it aims to train/build Game Designers that will be fully prepared to integrate and act in today's video game industry.

_DSC1228-2


Benefits:

  • Fully taught in English and structured to provide participants with the necessary skills to develop a well-founded Game Design project.
  • Participants will have access to PlayStation 4 consoles and respective software,  which will allow them to develop the project throughout the program.
  • Professor Chris Solarski, one of the greatest world references in the video games area, will be participating in this program.
  • Exclusive networking with leading professionals of the video game industry.
  • Updated content providing an immediate response to the current and emerging industry challenges.


Partners:

The program brings together some of the best and most experienced Game Designers in the video game industry who will share their experience and best practices applied in the market.

It also partners with the largest video game brand in the world, PlayStation®, which will assume the development role and work platform, through Media Molecule's game creation system DREAMS ™:

ps_talents (1)

Mm_logo_simple

 

_DSC0231-1

Schedule / Duration

After-Work / 9 months

 

Campus

Santos - Lisbon

 

LANGUAge

English

 

Start date

December 2020

TARGET

  • Professionals from the creative and technological areas that aim to enhance their knowledge in video game development.

  • Professionals who want to develop skills in the Game Design area.

  • Professionals who want to consolidate their career by mastering Game Design techniques.

  • Students with background courses related to video game development.

SYLLABUS

 

Intro - Introduction to Game Design
COURSE UNITS PROFESSOR
Introduction to Game Development Nélio Códices (Co-Founder & Director, Battlesheep and Professor, IADE)
History of Ideas Flávio Almeida (Professor, IADE)
Game Design Lexicon Wilson Almeida (Game Designer, Bica Studios and Nerd Monkeys)

 

M I - Game Design Foundations
COURSE UNITS PROFESSOR
Game Engines & Level Editors Filipe Duarte Pina (Producer, Lockwood Studios)
Game Design I  Wilson Almeida (Game Designer, Bica Studios and Nerd Monkeys)

 

M II - Visual Design in Games
COURSE UNITS PROFESSOR
Visual Culture* Chris Solarski (Game Designer, Manager IGDA – Swiss Game Developers Association).
User Experience & Humane Design Lara Reis (Graphic Designer and Professor, IADE)
*Online module

 

M III - Applied Game Design
COURSE UNITS PROFESSOR
Level Design Edgar Jesus (Game Designer and Game Jams Organizer)
Interactive Storytelling Filipe Duarte Pina (Producer, Lockwood Studios)
Game Design II Wilson Almeida (Game Designer, Bica Studios and Nerd Monkeys)

 

M IV - Game Design Project
COURSE UNITS PROFESSOR
Game Production Nélio Códices (Co-Founder & Director, Battlesheep and Professor, IADE)
Final Project

Filipe Duarte Pina (Producer, Lockwood Studios)

Edirlei Lima (Professor, IADE)

Edgar Jesus (Game Designer and Game Jams Organizer)

Propina
  • _DSC4876
  • _DSC0218
  • _DSC5107-1
  • _DSC4978
  • _DSC2585
  • 3d_lab
  • _DSC2786
  • _DSC1016
  • _DSC0040-1
  • _DSC0240