The four-year programme provided by École Intuit Lab promises an intensive experience for freshmen hoping to become professionals suitable for the industry as they set out on a journey into the dynamic world of game art and design. From laying the foundational knowledge to providing opportunities for specialization and international exposure, this comprehensive curriculum ensures that students not only learn the technical aspects but also cultivate creativity and critical thinking crucial for success in the gaming sector.
Collaboration with Abertay University, Scotland
The programme gains a worldwide component via Ecole Intuit Lab’s partnership with Abertay University, a trailblazing institution in game education since 1997. This prestigious university, renowned worldwide for producing top-notch computer game degrees, offers students the exceptional opportunity to study their fourth year there.. This collaboration enhances the program’s international standards, preparing students for the diverse challenges of the gaming industry.
Ubisoft Powered Curriculum
The collaboration extends further with Ubisoft Entertainment SA, a prominent French video game publisher with a rich portfolio of iconic brands. The Ubisoft powered curriculum, taught by industry professionals, ensures that students are well-versed in the standards and practices of the gaming industry. This partnership provides a unique opportunity for students to exercise their learning practically through an internship at Ubisoft, offering a hands-on experience that is invaluable for their future careers in game design.
Lab 1: Foundation Studies
The first year focuses on laying the visual fundamentals essential for future game artists and designers. Creativity and artistic expression take center stage as students delve into analytical drawing, live model sketching, and other fundamental principles of design. This sets the groundwork for their specialization in the gaming industry.
Lab 2: Gameplay & Concepts
In the second year, students transition into the basic techniques of designing a game, both conceptually and visually. Strengthening their gaming knowledge, students choose specializations in Characters, Concept Art, or Environment Art, gaining essential knowledge of technical tools and understanding career opportunities in their chosen field.
Short Internship: 3 Months
The first internship provides students with an understanding of studio structures, team dynamics, and the practical application of skills learned in class. Students identify their areas of interest through ongoing practice and on-the-job training, which feeds into a weekly blog and culminates in a final internship report.
Lab 3: Professional Game Design
Advancing into specializations, students master technical skills and delve into the soft skills and production processes required by the gaming industry. Collaboration and cross-functional initiatives Introduce pupils to emerging technology and get them ready for the industry’s complexity.
Lab 4 (India): Long Internship – 6 Months
The intensive six-month internship allows students to take on greater responsibilities in studio roles, contributing to the making of games and integrating into their teams. Students participate actively in the game production process and record their experiences in a final internship report and blog.
Lab 4 students gain a unique entrepreneurial experience through The Kettle, an incubator providing one-on-one interactions with founders and exposure to inspirational entrepreneurship stories. Conducted by successful professionals, these sessions provide real-time insights into the gaming industry and enhance students’ networking skills.
Fourth Year (Abertay University)
The final year, pursued at Abertay University, offers two distinctive courses – BA (Hons) Game Design and Production, and BA (Hons) Computer Arts. These courses equip students with the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and creative tools essential for a successful career in the gaming and digital arts industries.
In conclusion, École Intuit Lab’s Game Art Design Courses offer a holistic and progressive approach to training aspiring game artists and designers. With a strong emphasis on creativity, practical experience through internships, and international collaborations with esteemed institutions, students are well-prepared for the challenges of the ever-evolving gaming industry. This journey ensures that students not only level up their technical skills but also cultivate a mindset ready for the digital future of game art and design.