Technician in Production
and Conceptual Design of Video Games (Game Design)

Game Design

Type

Onsite

Duration

2 years and a half

Home

March 2022

Requirements

Secondary degree
Intermediate English

Certified

Official title
endorsed by
Ministry of
Education

This career prepares you to become a professional Game Designer, so that you can bring your own creative ideas to life by learning the best techniques and tools used in the industry. You will also understand how to fully produce a video game, being able to influence production decisions and deeply evaluate, discuss and break down a project from a creative and functional perspective.
If you always dreamed of the idea of ​​being the one to decide, lead and define the rules, systems and elements of a video game, this career is for you.

Why choose Game Design?

You want to bring your own ideas to life

Learn the necessary tools to carry out your own projects.

You like to tell stories

Learn how to emotionally connect players to a game.

You want to work in the industry

The industry needs creative Game Designers with solid production skills.

You want to lead projects and make decisions

Learn how to organize and facilitate the work of your team to achieve incredible results.

You like to modify games and their rules

Understand the impact your ideas will have on game design.

What do you learn?

Game Design

Boost your creative profile by learning about player behavior and psychology, balance and systemic vision of game design, mechanics and narrative tools, and above all the personal experience that allows you to create attractive and innovative ideas.

Learn techniques to professionally write documents that can express the vision of a project to the development team and connect all areas of development to assemble the team and achieve the success of any production.

As a game designer, your challenge is to achieve both an entertaining experience for the player, as well as knowing how to communicate your ideas to work teams from various disciplines.

Production

Learn how to apply agile work methodologies and master project management tools to be able to successfully organize and direct work teams efficiently.

You will understand all the development stages of a project from planning to commercialization, understanding the impact of each work area on the final result of a game.

In your role as a producer, the challenge is to deliver a closed project on time and with the budget assigned and with the requirements agreed in previous stages.

Main software and programming languages ​​to use

Various 2D and 3D video game engines, various rapid prototyping engines, agility and project management software, Google Suite, audio manipulation software, 2D pixel art and vector art software, 3D art software, economic simulation software.

Why choose Image Campus

Recognition

65% of the students who choose to study at Image Campus do so on the recommendation of graduates and professionals who work in the sector.

Academic excellence

We design the content in conjunction with leading companies and outstanding professionals, so that you learn to creatively solve the challenges present in professional practice.

Networking

Image is the ideal space to meet companies, professionals and students from various disciplines that are part of the ecosystem of the video game industry.

Labor Projection

Through our employment center and internships program, you can connect with companies in the sector that looking for talent constantly.

Community and Events

We are the official headquarters of many of the main Events of national and international videogames. Join the Image community and come create challenging projects.

Technology

We have the most powerful and updated technology infrastructure, so that your experience in the classroom is of another level. Do you want to know more?
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Trajectory

We are the first specialized school in video game design and art and animation for video games in Argentina and a pioneer in Latin America with 20+ years of experience in the industry.

What our graduates have to say

Tomás Radero, Egresado de Image Campus
Thomas Radero

In Image I acquired the necessary tools to train as a professional with extensive knowledge in Game Design. We see script, psychology, production, etc., explained and put into practice in a great way by teachers of a high level. With what I have learned so far, I feel capable of taking the first steps in the industry.

Azul Mousseigne. egresada de Image Campus
Azul Mousseigne

I started studying Game Design in the course that Image offers. I was so satisfied with the quality of the content and teachers, that later I signed up for the technical course. With a complete study plan, they prepare you so that your graduate profile is professional and with rapid insertion to the market, in addition to the multiple activities and events linked to the industry.

Dylan Piserchia. egresado de Image Campus
Dylan piserchia

The Game Design career gives me the possibility to choose in what specific role to play in video game production. The national and international approach, the tools that are used in the industry and the excellent teachers, help to create an experience very similar to that of a job.

Norberto Winkler, egresado de Image Campus
Norberto Winkler

I trained as a developer and tried to tackle video game projects on my own, but not getting the results I expected, I decided to continue training to improve my skills. With the Game Design career I have everything I need to complement myself and grow as a professional.

Some companies where our graduates work

Ubisoft, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
NXA Studios, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Globant, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Etermax, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
3Dars, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Heaven Game Studios, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Lemonchili Games, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
Games Station Studio, empresas donde trabajan egresados de Image Campus
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    Curriculum

    1st Semester

    • Professional Practice: Video Game Planning
    • Playful Practices
    • Games history
    • Creativity and narrative
    • Mechanical design
    • Documentation workshop

    2st Semester

    • Applied Psychology and User Profiles
    • Analysis of the games
    • Video game script
    • Introduction to art direction
    • 2D art and drawing tool
    • Programming Fundamentals
    • Documentation

    3st Semester

    • Professional practice: Video game production
    • Content design
    • Video game prototyping
    • Probability
    • Legal and commercial
    • Concept art and 3D art workshop for videogames

    4st Semester

    • Professional practice: Videogame production
    • Level design
    • Game systems design
    • Economy of videogames
    • Quality control
    • Techniques and tools for video game development

    5st Semester

    • Professional Practice: Level Design Workshop
    • Interface design and user experience
    • Experimental design
    • Erofessional concerns and game designer ethics
    • Monetization techniques
    • Business Planning

    Professionals who collaborated in the design of the study plan

    Guillermo Averbuj, diseñador de juegos, consultor para productos, profesor de Image Campus

    Guillermo Averbuj
    He has worked as a game designer, consultant for products and companies such as SixthVowel, PixOwl (France), Das Spiel (Germany), Visionary / Interaxial (Mexico), RashiGames (Israel), Codenix, Eudaimonia, Sabarasa. Creator of IndustriaVG, the first job site specialized in videogames in Latin America, totally free. Founder and mentor of the fortnightly meetings of cooperative work of videogame development called Game Work Jam.

    Sergio Baretto, egresado de la cuarta promoción de desarrolladores de videojuegos y profesor de Image Campus

    Sergio Baretto
    Graduated from the fourth class of video game developers at Image Campus, Sergio has worked in the audiovisual industry in areas of video game development and software programming. He works with various programming languages ​​and tools, focusing on multiplatform development. In 2011 he rejoined Image Campus as a teacher and since then he has specialized in training both students with programming knowledge, who want to be trained in specific tools and platforms, and those who, without prior knowledge, want to enter the world of programming of videogames. At the same time, it trains groups of professionals from important local video game production companies in content as these companies regularly hire at Image Campus. Sergio is one of the first Unity Certified Developers in Argentina, having completed his certification at the Unity offices in San Francisco during its launch at GDC2016.

    Graduate Profile

    Studying the Higher Technique in Video Game Production and Design, you can work in production companies or independent projects of your own such as:

    • Videogame and board game designer
    • Gamified systems designer
    • Video Game Level Designer
    • Narrative designer and scriptwriter of interactive products
    • Escape room designer
    • Game analyst
    • Production assistant
    • Product owner assistant
    • QA Analyst / Tester game
    Infraestructura y Recursos Tecnológicos de Image Campus

    Infrastructure and Technological Resources

    In a building environment specially designed for our activity, all our classrooms are equipped with the latest generation computers. One PC per Student with all the Software required for each course.

    FAQs

    Can I work in other disciplines?
    Yes, in professional areas such as software development, applications and databases, among others.

    Are there job opportunities in Argentina?
    Yes, in Argentina the Video Game industry has grown exponentially in recent years. Sixthvowel, Etermax, Artik, Avix, Ravegan, Game Ever, Pixowl, QB9, Globant, Dedalord Games, NGD, Willdom, Widow Games, among other production companies, develop video games for different platforms for the internal and external market.

    And internationally?
    It is also a source of opportunity. The knowledge and skills acquired qualify our graduates to enter large international video game studios and producers, among others.

    Can I work independently?
    Yes, because our students graduate with solid knowledge of the labor market and its projection, production lines, costs and business planning. This comprehensive vision enables them to undertake their own projects. To cite an example, the production company Dedalord Games, creator of Running fred, is made up of graduates and professors from Image Campus.

    Does the title is official?
    Yes. Official Title with National Validity - Res. Nº 1228/20 GCABA / MEDGC - Ministry of Education - DGEGP

    Who is it for?
    Anyone with a professional profile or with such motivation who wishes to design, produce or direct interactive products on different platforms.

    Can I take first year if I matters of secondary (high school)?
    Yes. You can take the first semester and complete the partial ones but as a conditional student until the month of July.

     What happens if I do not pass any of the subjects I owe from the middle level?
    You will be free, but once your academic situation is regularized, you will be able to resume the course in the instance in which you were free.

    What are the entry requirements?
    Pay annual tuition and present the secondary degree, along with the rest of the documentation.

     What documentation do I have to submit?
    - Original and Photocopy of the DNI 
    - Photocopy of the Legalized Medium Level Certificate of Studies (secondary)
    - 2 Passport photos 4 x 4
    - Medical suitable

     Should I go to Image Campus for registration?
    You can manage your registration in person, or remotely. In this case, you must complete the vacancy reservation request (Link) and pay the registration fee via bank deposit or electronic transfer.

    Still not finished high school, I can start studying something related, to serve me for the race?
    Training paths:
    Introduction to Programming Video 
    Game Art 
    Introduction to Game Audio 
    Game Testing 

    Is the Technique dictated in online mode?
    No, only in face-to-face mode.

     Do they approve approved subjects in other institutions?
    Only materials which have been approved in other institutions or universities incorporated into the official teaching homologated.

    What are the requirements for foreign students?
    - Original and Photocopy of Passport or Document (1st and 2nd sheet). 
    - Original and Photocopy of the Certificate of Secondary Studies, legalized and apostilled in the country of issuance of the title and validated by the Department of Interjurisdictional Relations of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Argentine Nation. 
    - 2 4 x 4 passport photos.
    - Medical certificate.
    - Certificate of Lack of Criminal Records issued in the country of the last 5 years of residence. 
    - Certificate of Lack of Criminal Records issued in Argentina.

    Is my high school degree valid if it was issued abroad?
    The full validity of the degree is accredited if you studied in any of these countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
    Extra graduates Mercosur countries should pay the following matters:
    HISTORY 1st - 2nd - 3rd
    CIVIC EDUCATION 1st - 2nd 
    civics