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Information technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship

The Game Development and Entrepreneurship program provides students with the necessary skills to develop engaging and effective interactive experiences. Successful students develop their 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/interactive media studio.

Our innovative game development laboratory is equipped with state-of-the art software and equipment including motion capture facilities, an audiometric (sound) room, 3D displays, and the latest in interaction devices to 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, which gives you the opportunity to showcase your game to the UOIT community . The best games will participate at provincial level where you will have a chance to compete against teams from other institutions.

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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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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

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Faculty pages

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  • Why choose Game Development & Entrepreneurship at UOIT?
    Students in the Game Development & Entrepreneurship program at UOIT will learn how to design, develop, produce, test, and market, video games, serious games, and other interactive media 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 students for a multitude of options from starting and running their own studio to a career within the video game, serious game, simulation, and multimedia domains as programmers, artists, project managers, game user researchers, and simulation specialists, amongst others. Moreover, students 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 & Entrepreneurship program cutting edge?
    The field of video games comprises many fields involving programming, arts, entrepreneurship, and design. At UOIT, we strive to have the latest technologies for students to conduct their academic and research work. We additionally hire top tier Faculty to offer our students the best learning and research experience with the highest standards.
  • How does the Game Development & Entrepreneurship program prepare me for life after UOIT?
    Students in the Game Development Program & Entrepreneurship participate in several experiential learning opportunities including:

    • Capstone: A consulting-based project partnered with industry or Faculty in teams during the 4th year.
      • Examples: Durham Regional Police, IBM, Lakeridge Health, Lenovo, Region of Durham, Mount Sinai Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children
    • Internship: Paid positions during 2nd and 3rd year to students holding a minimum overall 3.0 GPA or more.
      • Examples: IBM, KPMG, Ministry of Finance, Ubisoft, Cisco
    • Incubator: Students' 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 UOIT's Computer Science.

    Please visit the Career Opportunities section.
  • Academic Information
    Are you a Game Development and Entrepreneurship student in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (IT), 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 students as a guide for course planning assistance. It is the responsibility of the students to confirm current prerequisite and course requirements for their degree program.

    Students are always advised to meet with their academic advisor regularly to ensure they are meeting graduation requirements.

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

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