Master Degree

Game Technology

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.

Eligibility

Wondering if You Can Be a Part of M.Sc. Game Technology?

Once you complete your under graduation in any stream, you become eligible to take up this M.Sc. Game Technology program.

In addition, if you enjoy challenges in games, applause highly creative ideas, keen in seeking varied skills and passionate about working for the gaming industry, then this M.Sc. Game Technology is your best choice.

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Student’s Works

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

The all-round knowledge in Game production and specialist skills in the area of interest are nurtured in students through the two years of study. During the years, the students go through a linear learning process right from basics of design to advanced game development concepts.

Year I - Get Introduced to Design, Development, and Programming

The two years of study starts with the nuances of art and design and their major role in interactive media. The students are taught to visualize, conceptualize, and bring their ideas on a visual medium. They are taken through the game production process, theories of game design, and detailed tasks involved in 3D modeling of props, environments and characters. They are given practice in designing games with analytical and technical considerations with relevance to the field of study. Further, the students will be exposed to various programming concepts, Mathematical and Physics concepts behind programming, and scripting using powerful programming languages. They are also introduced to game engines and high level game development concepts.

Year II – Seek Your Expertise as a Game Professional

With the perfect basics, the second year provides intense practice in designing and developing interactive Web games and canvas-based games. The students are taught the tools and programming languages used in developing mobile games. They are introduced to Graphics pipeline, and provided the specialist knowledge in various graphics programming techniques employed in rich and interactive graphical simulations. They are also introduced to various 3D Graphics concepts like camera setup, terrain building, etc, and to using graphics libraries. They get their first-hand experience in 3D character animation and in importing characters to game engines. Further, they are given an insight of Artificial intelligence and an understanding of appropriate principles and guidelines to synthesize solutions in AI. They also get to extend their skills through developing individual project works and a portfolio showcasing their best skills.

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

This advanced skill building course on game technology is conducted through different teaching methodologies that insist on intense practice, building professional perspective, and incorporating innovation. The classroom sessions along with seminars, workshops, outdoor learning sessions, showcasing events, and more help the students in their professional practice

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.

Assessment Technique

Be Assessed on Your Skills

At ICAT, the learning outcome of each module is assessed through internal and external examinations at the end of each semester. The students will also be evaluated based on the originality, innovation, and product of the final project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year.

Student Awards

At ICAT, we encourage students to participate in various national and international competitions to realize the expectation of the industry and understand where they stand among their peers. The Game students at ICAT have consistent success stories of cracking various Game Jams from ‘Dare to be Digital’ to ‘Global Game Jam’. Some of distinguished awards the game students have received include:

  • First Prize in GAFX Conference, 2017
  • ICAT Alumni Won a Million at Pocket Gamer Connects 2015
  • Title of Game Jam Titans, 2014
  • First Prize in Square Enix - Game Development Contest, 2012

Practical Learning Facilities

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

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 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

Each student can opt for their field of expertise with confidence, as the curriculum at ICAT guides them to build a solid portfolio in their area of interest/specialization.

Why Choose ICAT to Study the Game Technology Course?

Only at ICAT

  • This practical program on Game Technology comes with 100% placement and world-class curriculum.
  • The highly equipped labs, frequent sessions from industry professionals, and showcase events give the best learning experience.
  • 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 create an effective Portfolio of skilled works gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as a Game Technology professional.

Thanks to ICAT for helping me improve my talents and knowledge in Gaming. Spending my three years at ICAT made me realize what I was capable of. Learning codes helped me to improve my technical skills and the designing part made me to be more creative in 2D and 3D Art.

Regina Doreen D’souza

Alumni Success

NAME COMPANY
Ezhil Bharani G Leastcount Technologies
Hravind Raman R Leastcount Technologies
Sankarganesh R Arvis Softwares
Shofiya L Svark Technologies
Santosh Aryasomayajula Zen Technologies Limited
Jabez Athota HCL Technologies
S. Sreeprakash Adobe
Vaibhav Panchal Microsoft
Abilash Joseph.R Sony
Dhivakar S Ubisoft
Manoj K Nextwave Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.
Iyer Pavithra Kannan Nukebox Game Studios
Elamparithi A Zydesoft
Chelladurai N Softsuave Technologies
Athiban C ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes
Yasar Arafath N KTOC
Varadarajan Abishek University of Maryland Baltimore County
Prasanna K XR Labs
Manu Mathew Thomas Intel Corporation
Manoj Kumar R HCL
Harendran G Sparky Entertainment Private Limited
Siddharth Shekar Growl Games Studios
Levin Kumar A Imagina8ors Pvt. Ltd.
Joseph Fernandez BuMo 3DR
Vinod V SMAAT Apps & Technologies Private Limited
Sandeep Govindan Ugarit International
Aniket Damodhar Kayande June Gaming
Trimurthy Raju Saripalli BRWF Game Company
Shukla Jayant Triveni Tiny Tactics
Rakesh Kumar V Tech Mahindra
Pradeep K HCL
Boddu Avinash Tech Mahindra
Niranjan Dilip Rao GatewayVR
Nimesh C Nair Aavega Interactive
Neeraj Kumar JumpStart
Tarun Jain Sports Coach Simulator Limited
Ashish Kumar tosh Electronic Arts (EA)
Arnav Baruah NEC India
Anup Gupta Cympl
Vijay Babu.T.N OTOY
Sundararajan.L PHTN Interactive Services Sweden AB
Siddartha Denamsetti Founder - TeamSid Gaming Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Jagannadha Adapa Sagar Garuda Techno Studios Pvt. Ltd.
Aditya Kumar Anupindi Newgen Digitalworks Ltd.
B.K. Binuraj Zen Technologies Limited
Gera Rakesh Hungama Gameshastra
Suketu Jayantilal Shah Intel Corporation
Elton J Open Tech Software Systems
Chelladurai N Softsuave Technologies
Prasanna K XR Labs
Srikanth J N S V JumpStart
Srikanth Siddhu G AiSolve Ltd.
Elton J Open Tech Software Systems
Lakshminarayanan V Steel Wool Games
Harendran G Sparky Entertainment Private Limited
Anand N Qneuro India Pvt. Ltd.
Ramasamy Logesh R Founder - Shack at Elliots
Muniram Prakash V BitRhymes

Knowledge Brigade

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:

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

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 Ruthless Interactive
Senthil Kumar Founder & Game Designer Madiee Board Games
Raghu Game Artist Quenero
Saravanan Game Artist Quenero

Student Service

Get in Touch for All Your Needs

Each student is allocated a Personal Mentor to guide through the personal development process, and a Supervisor to support in project and dissertation.

A Students Service Desk is managed at each location with a Student Advisor providing advice to students on all any matters in need, personal or college related. The desk organizes club activities and acts as a point of contact for parents/Guardians.

Campus Location

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

The ICAT campuses are located at the Shores of Bay of Bengal (Chennai), Silicon Valley of India (Bangalore), and the City of Pearls (Hyderabad). The strategically located campuses expose the students to eminent landmarks/events of the metropolitan cities, which is very important for the Creators of Tomorrow to understand the trending world.

Chennai

ICAT Design & Media College 153, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.

044 - 4293 4293,

+91 - 95001 28555

Bangalore

ICAT Design & Media College 424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.

080 - 4110 7755,

+91 - 96111 73607

Hyderabad

ICAT Design & Media College 11-9-45/2, Vishal Towers, Kothapet Cross Roads, Near Kothapet Fruit Market, Beside OMNI Hospital, Kothapet, Hyderabad - 500 035.

040 - 4221 7755,

+91 - 88862 33334

Admission Open 2019 - 20

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