Applied Immersive Game Design
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If you’re interested in making the next big entertainment game, learning about the latest immersive technologies, or even finding out how games can be used as a tool to solve real-world problems, consider studying this major — a combination of creativity, design, and business — as part of the Bachelor of Product Design.
You’ll learn about game design and development using the latest industry standard technologies and platforms, how to develop using immersive technologies such as AR/VR, and how to create games for a variety of purposes, including entertainment, education and training, medicine, and more.
- Creating games!
- Hands-on learning through individual and team-based projects.
- Access to fully equipped gaming facilities, with the latest generation consoles, high-end PCs, and cutting-edge AR/VR equipment.
- Business courses that will prepare you to join the game development industry, or start your own studio.
Applied Immersive Game Design major
For the major in the Bachelor of Product Design, complete the following courses:
- COSC121 Introduction to Computer Programming OR COSC131 Introduction to Programming for Engineers
- COSC122 Introduction to Computer Science
- PROD121 The Game Development Process
- PROD221 Game Design in Context
- PROD222 Gaming Project Studio 1
- PROD223 Immersive Interface Design
- PROD224 Computation for Games
- SENG201 Software Engineering I
- One 15-point course above 100-level from Engineering, Science, or Product Design degrees
- PROD321 Interactive Computer Graphics and Animation
- PROD322 Gaming Project Studio 2
- PROD323 Game Engines and Artificial Intelligence
- SENG301 Software Engineering II
- One 200-level or 300-level course from any degree at UC
Aotearoa houses more start-up developers per capita than any other country in the world, with the gaming industry continuing to grow rapidly.
Through this major, you will graduate with ‘all-round’ skills and a user-centred approach to game and software design.
Some career pathways could include:
- Video game designer/developer
- Game/film animator
- Visual effects/technical artist
- AR/VR engineer.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Applied Immersive Game Design.
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