Learn to program games with Unreal Engine, which is responsible for some of the best AAA games. In this online game programming program, you'll discover how to build your games from scratch and be guided by an industry mentor who has worked on Ubisoft's Triple-A franchises Far Cry, Watchdogs and Assassin's Creed.
Benefits of this game programming program:
Get your career off to a great start!
Hussian College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC), and has partnered with industry trainer CG Spectrum to deliver quality 3D modeling programs to prepare you for a fulfilling career in the entertainment industry.
Advance your career with mentorship from established industry professionals who will share their insights as you build job skills and a polished portfolio to show employers. Inquire today!
Get more out of your education with a quality curriculum, career services, live weekly sessions with your industry mentor, plus support, regular events, and networking in our amazing online community.
Your introduction to game programming starts with learning the fundamentals, focusing on the C++ programming language.
We will introduce basic C++ syntax as well as advanced techniques, and by the end of the semester, you will have enough knowledge to create your first C++ game.
You will be introduced to the Unreal Engine editor and see how the editor interacts with C++ code while building levels and gameplay elements.
Blueprints will be introduced as another way to visually add logic to your games. You'll build a simple game with input, collision, basic AI, User Interface, and audio.
In this semester, you will tackle some more advanced uses of the Unreal Engine for a more complete picture of developing Unreal games, including character animations, particle effects, serialization, loading and streaming levels.
Finish the semester by developing your own fully playable game from scratch.
Discover how to polish and present your portfolio to impress employers, learn how to network and market yourself effectively, and understand how to tap into the hidden job market.
Learn all you need to know to take your work and package it up for post-study employment. You'll explore avenues to host your work on industry websites to gain visibility, as well as ways to host work on your own site in a professional manner.
As a student you also get access to career services to get clear on your career goals, polish your CV/resume and portfolio, write appealing application letters. You'll also get an insight into freelancing: finding work, discussing finances, and applying standards for private client-based work.
Graduate feeling ready and confident to kick-start your career in this exciting industry!
For a complete list of program software and minimum computer system requirements please download the Hussian College Catalog. Click the link below and select the catalog for our "Online" campus!
All of our mentors are carefully vetted industry professionals who have worked at major studios on feature films and video games. Meet with your mentor each week for a live Q&A call and receive recorded personalized critiques on your assignments. See who you could be learning from!
Mentor of Game Programming
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Computer Science, Firas got his first gig in the games industry as an AI Programmer at Silicon Knights. He fell in love with making AI and gameplay systems come to life.
Firas' first game credit was on Too Human. Next he moved on to Ubisoft, where he worked with some of the best developers in the industry, releasing almost a game a year. His credits include: Far Cry 3, 4, 5, Assassin's Creed 3. Your Shape, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Far Cry Primal, and Watchdogs 2 and 3. He is currently working as a Senior AI Programmer at Splash Damage.
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