Post Graduate Professional Program inGame Programming ( Chennai )

Empower your passion towards games with the skills to build enhanced gameplay on current and futuristic technologies, and become a competitive player in the industry

Course Overview

Join the Specialist Game Programming Program

The PG Professional Program in Game Programming at ICAT is a 1-year, full-time program that provides extensive knowledge in programming, which helps students to build highly functional products.

The program presents platform-specific knowledge on game building, thus enabling students to build cross-platform products. It trains students to work with Game Engines to develop high quality games in short time. Further, the program offers intense practice to take up an exciting career as a Game Programmer, AI/UI Programmer, Tool Developer, Level Designer, and much more.

Why Game Programming?

Get Ready to Take Up an In-Demand Career

India stands second in digital adoption growth rate, which along with high internet usage, increased affordability of smartphones, emergence of e-sports, and adoption of new technologies like AR and VR have compelled a high growth rate in the Indian Gaming industry.

Also, the number of genres in digital games today is very high — from shooter games, action games, and sports games to multiplayer online games, real-time strategy games, and horror games. Such vast gaming genres along with huge growth in the industry and high expectation for something different in every new game compel the need for highly innovative Game Programming professionals. Further, the leaders of the gaming industry establish their development centres in India, widening the opportunities for skilled Game Programming professionals. Just pitch in to have a flourishing career.

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Program Details
  • Foundation Studies
  • Science for Game Programming
  • SP-I: Game Development for PC
  • SP-II: Game Development for Mobile
  • SP-III: Game Engine and Web Game Development
  • Major Project

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Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a Game Programming Professional

  • Graphics API & Libraries: Open GL 
  • Programming Languages: C++, Java
  • Game Engines: Unity, Unreal
Teaching Methodology

Learning beyond the Walls

Research Based Learning

Learning through research, analysis, and reporting of any topic related to each module gives the students a sheer understanding of every related concept and helps in long retention of the knowledge sought..

Knowledge Sharing among Peers

Discussing with like-minded people is always a unique way of knowledge sharing. And this happens at ICAT through group discussions with peers, in a guided environment that helps them give a concrete shape to their ideas.

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.

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.

Inspire from What’s Around

Outdoor visits to historical places of art, architecture and design, and to renowned conferences and art galleries inspire the creator in students to give shape to the impossible.

Get the Cutting-Edge from Feedbacks

The students of Game 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.

Project Based Learning

At ICAT, we follow Project Based Learning (PBL), an enthusiastic, exciting and effective learning style that engage students in building their skills through extensive hands-on experience in developing a product based on the current industry trends.

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 your unique ideas at the industry-standard facilities in ICAT to understand the possibilities in game production.

Build the Artistic Skills

The Game students have access to Art and Design studios, where they get to their seek first-hand experience in design.

High-Configured Machines to Probe Your Ideas

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.

Learn through Play

The Game students have access to an exclusive Gaming Lounge in the campuses that let them understand the gameplay and different aspects of famous games and learn from them.

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 helped me find a way. Apart from technical studies, it helped to find other students who share the same vision. It was really awesome and rewarding to have friends with who I could share knowledge.

Kashyap Singha Phukan,PG Game Programming

ICAT provided me a good degree to get into the Gaming field

Sooraj Prakash,PG Game Programming

ICAT helped me learn the basics that helped me gain proper footing in my professional field and develop accordingly. It also gave me a lot of exposure through conferences etc.

Adish,PG Game Programming

ICAT helped me find a way. Apart from technical studies, it helped to find other students who share the same vision. It was really awesome and rewarding to have friends with who I could share knowledge.

Kashyap Singha Phukan,PG Game Programming

ICAT provided me a good degree to get into the Gaming field

Sooraj Prakash,PG Game Programming

ICAT helped me learn the basics that helped me gain proper footing in my professional field and develop accordingly. It also gave me a lot of exposure through conferences etc.

Adish,PG Game Programming
Alumni Success

Shining Stars

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

Outstanding works of ICATians

Career Opportunities

Get Placed as a...

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 a PG Professional Program Game Programming student, you can get opportunities in Web, mobile, PC, and console Game Programming companies and Game Programming training firms as a:

  • AI Programmer
  • Audio / Video Programmer
  • Plugin Developer
  • Game Play Programmer
  • Level Designer
  • Tool Developer
  • Particle / Special Effects Programmer
  • UI Programmer
  • Testing Personnel
  • Web Designer
  • Instructor
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
Top Placements

Meet Our Shining Stars

Aravindd C
UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
Faustino Viji V
UI DesignerCTC: 7Lp.a.
M.R.S Ram Shankar
3D ArtistCTC: 7Lp.a.
Aishwarya M
Sys. EngCTC: 6.3Lp.a.
Manuel Jerish E
Unity Game dev.CTC: 6.3Lp.a.
Ashmin Anushiya J
Fashion Cont.CTC: 4Lp.a.
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Application Process

Become an ICATian

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Step 1 : Fill the application form

Apply by Filling Application form.

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Step 2 : Interview Process

Go through a direct communication with the Admission Team

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Step 3 : Join ICAT

An offer letter will be send. Secure your seat by paying the admission fee.

International Professionals

Learn from the Professionals’ Perspective

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

    53, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

    044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555

  • Bangalore

    424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

    080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607

  • Hyderabad

    H.NO.3-1-30, S.Y.No:34/2 and 35, Bahadurguda, Saroornagar, L.B.Nagar, R.R.District, Hyderabad - 500 074

    040 - 2447 7755, +91 - 88862 33334

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