Quasar Institute For Advanced Design

Game Design

Undergraduate Degree

Choose a unique course in Italy and become a Game Designer expert not only in the design of video games, but capable of applying your knowledge to all areas that today use the principles of gamification. You will focus on studies for the creation and development of professional video games projects for a wide range of purposes, being nowadays not only a way of enterntainment but also a way for many industrial and service companies to foster the brand awareness and engage with their audience.
Quasar Institute For Advanced Design

Game Design

Undergraduate Degree

Choose a unique course in Italy and become a Game Designer expert not only in the design of video games, but capable of applying your knowledge to all areas that today use the principles of gamification. You will focus on studies for the creation and development of professional video games projects for a wide range of purposes, being nowadays not only a way of enterntainment but also a way for many industrial and service companies to foster the brand awareness and engage with their audience.

Credits

180

Starting Date

October 2020

Duration

3 years

Attendance

Full Time

ACADEMIC GOALS

The Game Design course is divided into three study areas…

Videogame

The goal is to provide students with the means necessary to create high-quality video games. Students will have a unique and innovative environment where they can give life to their projects, supported by expert game designers. The course covers the teaching of the software necessary for the creation of video games from the indie to AAA games, together with a solid theoretical basis on the techniques for designing used in game companies. In addition, the student will have access to all new technologies and tools to experiment, innovate and excel in this field.

Cinematic pre-visualization

Cinematic preview is a new and exciting field where a film is built even before a single scene is shot. Movies like Avengers: The age of Ultron, the Planet of the Apes and many others have used this new tool, benefiting in terms of time and budget. The aim of this address is to provide students, through the tools and knowledge of game design, with the skills to work in the pre-production phase on the creation of films and TV series. In this phase of the program, the planning and organization of a script for the previewing and management of cinematographic sequences with tools such as Unreal Engine and Maya will be taught. The lessons also include animation and visual effects for previsualization scenes.

Art Curation

This part of the course moves on an avant-garde path that aims to think, design and take care of new spaces dedicated to art, using new technologies and knowledge of Game Design to break the walls that divide Humans, Machines and Art. The course includes the theoretical study of contemporary art, together with the study of Art curation and Art Marketing together with the study of Robotics, Arduino, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and MR.

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SUBJECTS

  • Computer Technology for Graphics – 10 CFA
  • Computer Graphics – 8 CFA
  • Digital Image Processing – 6 CFA
  • Computer Games I – 12 CFA
  • Interaction Theories and Techniques – 8 CFA
  • Multimedia Communication – 8 CFA
  • Sketching Technologies and Techniques – 4 CFA
  • Laws of Information and Digital Communication – 4 CFA
  • Mass Media Theories and Methods – 6 CFA
  • Technologies and Digital Applications – 6 CFA
  • Digital Photography – 4 CFA
  • Computer Games II – 8 CFA
  • Interaction Design – 10 CFA
  • Interaction Softwares Design – 10 CFA
  • Performing Techniques for Visual Arts – 6 CFA
  • Workshops and Internships – 4 CFA
  • Elective – 4 CFA
  • English – 2 CFA
  • History of Contemporary Art – 8 CFA
  • Interactive Systems – 10 CFA
  • Computer Games III – 6 CFA
  • Multimedia Installations – 6 CFA
  • Exhibit Communication – 8 CFA
  • Workshops and Internships – 6 CFA
  • Elective – 6 CFA
  • Thesis Project – 10 CFA

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE

Graduates are provided with a design method that combines creativity and rigor, both supported by adequate control of representation techniques, both manual and computer-assisted, through the most advanced software for 2D, 3D drawing and virtual modeling. The course prepares professional figures such as that of Game Designer, Interaction Designer, Pre-Visualization Artist and Exhibition Designer.

 

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LECTURERS and CLASSES

At Quasar Institute for Advanced Design courses are taught by successful and experienced designers, professors, technicians and artists, selected not only for their teaching vocation but also for their passion and real knowledge of the work landscape. Quasar considers its teaching staff as the backbone of its educational offer, there is a very close relationship between the faculty and the students community, every class is composed by maximun 20 future designers.

COLLABORATIONS AND PLACEMENT

A network of collaborations will immediately allow you to try your hand at real projects and relate to internationally renowned business realities such as Fendi, Aeronautica Militare, Coni, Ikea and many others.

Quasar Institute not only manages to respond to the challenges and evolutions of the working world, but also to anticipate their requests and trends. This is why, to date, the placement rate of our students is close to 100%.

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INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Students from all over the world can apply to the courses in Quasar Institute for Advanced Design. It is an easy guided process, by filling the request information form you will be contacted by the International Admissions office that will provide you the information and follow you in the application procedure.

Studying abroad is an important commitment for a student and her or his family, for this reason we make a deep analisys of the student background and academic goals to find the best match in our academic offer. The Internationa Admissions Office supports the compliance of the documents for validating the studies and visa request in the Italian Diplomatic bodies, directly or with the support of the local partners.

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