Post Graduate Diploma

Game Development

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 Development Program

The PG Diploma in Game Development 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 Development?

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 development professionals. Further, the leaders of the gaming industry establish their development centres in India, widening the opportunities for skilled game development professionals. Just pitch in to have a flourishing career.

Eligibility

Wondering if You Can Be a Part of PG Diploma in Game Development?

Once you complete your under graduation in any stream, you become eligible to take up this PG Diploma in Game Development program.

In addition, if you love to explore different gaming genres, like to take challenges, are keen about creating innovative things, and wish to have a promising career, then this program is your best choice.

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Student’s Works

Curriculum

The Learning Curve

Making the students an eminent game development professional starts with the understanding of basic design elements, design principles, game making process, how to enhance a game experience, and business aspects of a game. The students are then educated on Mathematical and Physics concepts behind game programming, which is very important to build different events in games. They then get to learn graphics programming with C++, graphics pipeline, and creating 3D graphics by using graphics libraries. They are also introduced to various 3D graphics concepts, such as camera setup, terrain building, etc. Further, the students get to practice mobile game development with sheer understanding of mobile specific features, different mobile platforms, and programming languages used to develop mobile games. They also get to practice development of Web games and using game engines. Finally, the students exhibit their knowledge and skills in an individual project work.

Skills to Build

Skills to Seek as a Game Development Professional

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

Teaching Methodology

Learning beyond the Walls

The linear mode of acquiring knowledge right from the basics to specialist practice is conducted at ICAT through varied methods of teaching. Along with regular knowledge building through classroom sessions, the students of PG Diploma Game Development are taken through seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions conducted by renowned industry professionals, outdoor learning sessions, and sessions to learn from feedbacks.

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.

Assessment Technique

Be Assessed on Your Skills

At ICAT, the learning outcome of each module is assessed through periodical Formative Assessments, Assignments, Research Works, and through the originality, innovation and product of the final Project. Also, continuous monitoring of each student is done throughout the year through peer assessments and internal/external reviews.

Student Awards

At ICAT, we encourage students to participate in various national and international competitions, which help them to rise and shine as they pursue their creative skills and build their team spirit. Some of distinguished awards the game students have received for their well chartered documentations and works include:

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

Practical Learning Facilities

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.

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 Diploma Game Development student, you can get opportunities in Web, mobile, PC, and console game development companies and game development 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

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 Development Course?

Only at ICAT

  • This practical program on Game Development 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 work on Dissertations, create Portfolio, and take up Internship with renowned companies gives the sheer confidence and a cutting edge as a game development professional.

ICAT College has provided me the knowledge on latest tools, which supported me a lot in my career growth. I spent 3 years at ICAT and learned 6 different technologies on which I can now develop games with confidence and perfection.

-Eshan Naithani

Alumni Success

NAME COMPANY
Ezhil Bharani G Leastcount Technologies
Aravind Raman R Leastcount Technologies
Sankar Ganesh R Arvis Software
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 PG Game Development includes:

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

Name Designation Company/Work
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/Work
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