Master DegreeGame Technology
Augment your creative thinking with design knowledge, technology, and programming skills to find a challenging position in the Game industry.
- Course Duration
2 years (Full Time)
Graduates of any stream
Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Manoj K||Nextwave Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.|
|Iyer Pavithra Kannan||Nukebox Game Studios|
|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|
|Boddu Avinash||Tech Mahindra|
|Niranjan Dilip Rao||GatewayVR|
|Nimesh C Nair||Aavega Interactive|
|Tarun Jain||Sports Coach Simulator Limited|
|Ashish Kumar tosh||Electronic Arts (EA)|
|Arnav Baruah||NEC India|
|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|
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:
|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|
|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|
|SRIKANTH JNSV||Unity Game Programmer|
|Rupesh Mandke||Graphics Engineer||Root 16 Interactive Pvt. Ltd.|
|Senthil Kumar||Founder & Game Designer||Madiee Board Games|
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.
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.
ICAT Design & Media College 153, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004.044 - 4293 4293, +91 - 95001 28555
ICAT Design & Media College 424, Bommanahalli, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore - 560 068.080 - 4110 7755, +91 - 96111 73607