Master Degree inGame Technology ( Chennai )

Augment your creative thinking with design knowledge, technology, and programming skills to find a challenging position in the Game industry.

Course Overview

Join the Job-Assured Program in Game Technology

The M.Sc. Game Technology program at ICAT is a 2 -year, full-time program that provides you all-round knowledge and intense practice in every facet of the game industry. The program makes you an able professional ready to take up a career in Game Designing, Game Development, Game Programming, and in various Design related companies.

The program encourages students to build 2D and 3D visual game arts that follows the vision of any game concept, such as concept art, sprites, textures, environmental backdrops or terrain images, user interface, models, animations, 3D environments, and cinematics. Besides, the program equips our students to invent new game concepts, design the gameplay, and work on game development tools to create workable games.

Why Game Technology?

Get, Set to Grab Numerous Careers of Passion

With hundreds of games developed in India for the International market, India is fast becoming a hub for game development catering to markets like US, China, Japan, and Europe. Also, affordable Internet connectivity, smartphone penetration, the power of data, better economics for gaming companies, and the emergence of e-Sports augments the growth of Indian gaming industry. With all this, the Indian gaming market is forecasted to grow more than threefold in terms of revenue to reach the billion-dollar landmark or even surpass it by 2021.

While the gaming industry witnesses such a rapid growth, there are numerous opportunities opening up every year for skilled game professionals with finest skills to handle traditional and futuristic technology. It’s now your right time to build a career in your passionate gaming industry.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Semester - I
  • As a foundation module, this aims to provide clear knowledge on the principles of design that must be followed by a Game Designer to produce an output of industry standards.

  • Game Designing is the most important specialization in game development as it governs all other areas of game development.

  • As games are a visual medium, the ability to rightly visualize an idea and deliver it in the right format is the one of the most important skills for a Game Designer; and it is developed in this module.

  • Game Programming requires high logical reasoning and problem solving skills that are imparted in this module

  • Prototyping is an important phase of any product development including games, as it helps students to communicate their ideas more precisely and also helps in testing and validating the ideas

Semester - II
  • Enabling students to create digital assets for games is the aim of this module. It trains students in using 2d graphic-editing software that is commonly used in game production

  • As Game Engines are one of the most essential tools for a novice Game Designer to learn, this module introduces students to a commonly-used game engine

  • Comprehensive knowledge on 3D digital modelling and the tools used to create 3D artifacts for games is taught in this module.

  • The Web Game Development module introduces students to the custom game development methods available for Web.

Semester - III
  • Enabling students to develop games that are playable in mobile devices and that have appropriate gameplay is the goal of this module

  • The students here are taught several concepts, such as UV Unwraping, Organic Modelling and Sculpting.

  • This module augments students’ knowledge on game engines by training them to learn and develop large-scale games with Unreal game engine.

  • Games being a rich interactive medium will create a heave impact on players. In game designing, the ability to create positive and safe experience is very important

Semester - IV
  • This module teaches students to create 3D animations for games. The students get hands-on practice on various rigging and animation techniques

  • As Game industry is always the first to welcome modern technologies, such as AR/ VR and IoT, experience with these technologies will help students to stay abreast in the industry and gain more audience attention.

  • This module introduces students to various Artificial Intelligence algorithms employed in games

  • This module aims to introduce students to various theories and methods involved in building interesting and engaging game levels

  • The module teaches how research happens in professional environment and helps students experience the complete research journey from problem discovery to report writing

  • With the vast knowledge and skills developed through the years, the students here establish the capacity for autonomous learning through self-managed study, integrated research and reflective specialist practice

  • The aim of the module is to develop a clear understanding of the relationship between design, production and commerce by introducing students to various aspects of a business.

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a Game Technology Professional

  • Game Design: Research, Conceptualization
  • Game Art: Visualization, Traditional Art Mediums
  • Digital Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, Z brush, Substance Painter
  • Scripting / Programming Languages : C#, Java
  • Game Engines: Unity & Unreal
Teaching Methodology

Learning Beyond the Walls

Learn through Self Exploration

The systematic way of research, analysis, and reporting of any topic related to each module increases the knowledge stack of the students.

Learn the Techniques from Professionals

Professionals from reputed organizations associated with ICAT share their knowledge, skills and industrial processes with our students through seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions.

Brainstorm with Peers

Sharing ideas with like-minded people set the spark in you to a fire. We encourage our students to involve in group discussions with peers, in a guided environment that helps students learn to give a concrete shape to their ideas.

Inspire from What’s Around

Students constantly experience fresh inputs that trigger their creativity. They are taken outdoors for field research and artistic inspiration.

Watch the Industry Process Live

Industrial visits to game studios and related companies give the students the clarity on what exactly happens in the industry and what will be expected from them.

Get the Cutting-Edge from Feedbacks

The students of Game Design and Development showcase their works to general audience and to professionals to get their feedback. This helps the students to understand the expectations of the target audience and the industry, and groom accordingly.

Probe the Techniques through Project Works

Individual projects help students decide on, discuss, and implement their ideas. This enables them to identify and take forward their specialist area of interest, and to organise their efforts in achieving the set goal.

Get the Professional Touch from Reputed Companies

The curriculum at ICAT insists students to take up an internship in any related organization to get a clear and early insight of the industry, and build confidence to take up a career.

Student Awards

Rise and Shine

ICAT Student Won First Prize

GAFX CONFERENCE

ICAT Alumni Wins a Million

Pocket Gamer Connects

ICAT Student Won 2nd prize - ‘Black Hole’

Gamehack

ICAT Students Won Runner-up Award

La Fete Cultural Fest

ICAT Student Won Runner-up

IPGAF Competition

Learning Facilities

Practical Learning

Learn by Doing – Right from the Basics

Explore the possibilities of your imagination and probe into the world of coding through best-in-class facilities at all the campuses of ICAT.

Experiment Ideas with Industry-Standard Machines

The students are given the perfect environment to experiment their ideas and understand the nuances of digital tools at the IT labs and with student laptops that are loaded with all the necessary industry-standard software

Play and Learn

The Gaming Lounge in the campuses comes as a unique feature for the game students to experience the gameplay of games of different genres.

Practice the Art

The game students have access to Art and Design Studios to seek first-hand experience on design.

The Knowledge Repository

Right from history of games to game building with latest technology, the students have access to all game building information through 100s of books and magazines. This helps them research beyond the class lectures and gain immense knowledge of the industry and current trends.

Common to All Departments

In addition to the specific facilities for each department, the campuses of ICAT College are loaded with spacious classrooms, common library with essential readings, locker facilities for students, air-conditioned halls, personal tutoring space, common working zone, students’ lounge, and so on

Student Testimonial

Our Students Say

ICAT gave me the platform and the environment of this creative field to explore myself. The faculties helped me to learn the various aspects of game design.

Raj Aryan,Game Design & Development

ICAT has helped me in understanding the foundations of the software that I use in my day-to-day life and also helped me in understanding the steps involved in the creation of video games.

Saurav,Game Design & Development

ICAT College has provided me with knowledge on latest tools, which supported me a lot in career growth. I spent 3 years at ICAT and have learned 6 different technologies.

Eshan Naithani,Game Design & Development

ICAT gave me the platform and the environment of this creative field to explore myself. The faculties helped me to learn the various aspects of game design.

Raj Aryan,Game Design & Development

ICAT has helped me in understanding the foundations of the software that I use in my day-to-day life and also helped me in understanding the steps involved in the creation of video games.

Saurav,Game Design & Development

ICAT College has provided me with knowledge on latest tools, which supported me a lot in career growth. I spent 3 years at ICAT and have learned 6 different technologies.

Eshan Naithani,Game Design & Development
Alumni Success

Shining Stars

  • Rajakanna
  • Somasundaram
  • Santosh Arya
  • Shukla Jayant Triveni
  • Devrishi
Student's Works

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

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With an exclusive Placement Cell that holds a record of 100% placement, till date, we assure best jobs for every student who have gathered their skills and are ready to take up challenges of the industry.

As M.Sc. Game Technology post graduates, the students can seek opportunities in well-known companies like TCS, Ubisoft, Sony, Rockstar Games, Technicolor, Electronic Arts, TechTree, etc similar to the alumni of ICAT. Also as the alumni, they can seek overseas career in firms like Magic Leap. The students can take up a role as:

  • Concept Artist
  • Game Designer
  • 3D Low Polygon Modeler
  • Texture Artist
  • Game Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Effects Animator
  • Character Animator
  • Level Designer
  • Game Play Programmer
Why Choose ICAT

Only at ICAT

The focus the program gives towards futuristic technologies and the global knowledge that veterans in our knowledge brigade brings help students stand apart as best in the industry.

Above these, the opportunity to work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as an animation professional.

  • 100% placement
  • world-class curriculum
  • Degree certified by eminent university
  • Highly equipped labs
  • frequent sessions from industry professionals
  • showcase events give the best learning experience
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International Professionals

Learn from the Veterans’ Perspective

The curriculum and teaching strategies at ICAT is never an instant thought. They are all an outcome of research and brainstorming of ideas from renowned professionals in the field. The knowledge brigade that guides us through the curriculum delivery of M.Sc. Game Technology includes:

Name Designation Company
ERNEST ADAMS Game Design Consultant  Trainer and Author of several best-selling books in the Gaming industry
Prof. WILLIAM CAMPBELL Associate Professor School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, UK
Prof. ANDREW WILSON Program Leader Computer Games Technology, Birmingham City University, UK

Indian Professionals

Name Designation Company
SENTHIL MURUGAN Technical Lead Wipro Technologies
SHARAT CHANDRA AITHAL Game Developer Worked on SmackDownVs Raw 2009 (PSP), Metro 2033 (PC), Darksiders (PC), Marvel Superhero Squad (X360), Homefront (Ps3)
SUJATHA NAGARAJAN Game Programmer Graxal Games
SOMASUNDARA PANDIAN.V 3D Programmer & Researcher Bumo3dr
CHELLADURAI N Gameplay Programmer Friends Learn
ELAM PARITHI ARUL Mobile Developer CompuSystems
ISHKARAN SINGH Game Programmer Ubisoft
NEELANCHALA Mobile Game Developer Hungama.Com
VRUSHKETAN Game Designer Digital Chocolate
NEERAJ KUMAR Game Programmer
BHOOPALAN UX Specialist
SRIKANTH JNSV Unity Game Programmer
Rupesh Mandke Graphics Engineer Root 16 Interactive Pvt. Ltd.
Senthil Kumar Founder & Game Designer Madiee Board Games
Raghu Game Artist Quenero
Saravanan Game Artist Quenero
Campus Location

Study at Any of Our 3 State-of-the-Art Campuses

  • Chennai

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  • Bangalore

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  • Hyderabad

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