Become a 3-D game designer and learn how to develop creative game content. This study program provides insight into the development of games within the industry from concept to final product.
The first year of 3D game and design is identical to 3D Design and Animation. You can still apply directly to this two year study program.
You start by learning game principals and techniques. Through the program you have the opportunity to find out what role you thrive most in and where you believe your niche is. Finally, at the end of the program you will get the opportunity to create your own game prototype.
The first steps in the developmental process are to create concept drawings and produce designs for games. During concept development you will take what you have learned and create your first dream world. Through this you gain insight into multiple game mechanics, design strategies and principals for the construction of gaming characters.
I think the study program is professional and vocational, with a lot of practical work and opportunities to work out in the industry.Gunnar Kvesetberget Hagen
Level Design and Scripting
Level design is about creating playable levels and surroundings. It combines game concept and technical skills along with architecture, nature and art.
The students will gain knowledge about the basic working methods of scripting. Scripting sets the groundwork for gameplay, which includes AI and game character framework.
Students receive a thorough introduction to the game engine, Unreal Engine. Unreal Engine is one of the best tools on the market for game development.
Gaming Industry and Development
This part of the program provides insight into the history of the gaming industry. The gaming industry has evolved from the first squares slowly bouncing back and forth on a screen, to today’s futuristic portrayals.
Here are some examples of some 3D games students have worked on:
Aim of Study
By the end of the course the student should be able to create and animate characters and objects in a professional manner. Also, they will be able to put them into a virtual environment. The student will have an understanding of the various tasks related to game development. They will be able to work with concepts, graphics, design and scripting
While studying at Noroff I am put into new challenges everyday. I am one step closer to my dream job of becoming a game developer.Marcus Børsum
As a 3D game designer you will have many great career opportunities in the gaming industry. Our 3D studies are creative, technical and innovative. The studies provide expertise so that you can use what you learned in other industries. For instance, 3D designers can visualize products for the industrial sector. Another example is that within the advertising industry, 3D designers create ads for print, television and movies. Also, they create animation for websites.
After completing two years with Noroff at vocational school you have the opportunity to seek a supplemental concurrent bachelor degree at Noroff University College. Also, you can take a one-year bachelor degree as Teesside University in England or Deakin University in Australia.
Students who are taking bachelor`s degrees have the opportunity to apply for further graduate study.