Courses

Video Games
The art of defining the rules of the game

Trains professionals suited to develop multimedia entertainment projects, from conception to commercialization of a video game.

Teaches skills and tools necessary to develop and produce a video game;

Teaches the fundamental concepts of Game Design and its components (mechanic and dynamic);

Attributes skills for the development of a game prototype;

Transmits knowledge about programming, art and animation, interface and user experience, fundamental notions of 3D and sound;

Provides the understanding of the work market and its economical models.
Course Plan
2 Years
660 hours + 480 hour Internship
Classes from October to July

Participant Limit

Mínimo 8

Máximo 16

30 x 210€
+220€ Application fee
By concluding this training, you will have the possibility to participate in our European Mobility Project ERASMUS+.

PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS

 



After completing 2 years of this course, you are able to apply for a 3rd curricular at Teesside University, in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, where you can get an Academic Training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 of the European Qualification Framework).

Recipients

Students, teachers, investigators and professionals in: Architecture, Plastic Arts,Visual Education, Design, Engineering, Humanities, Multimedia, New Media and Programming. Candidates with professional or academic interest.

Professional Opportunities

  • Indie Game Developer
  • Game Artist
  • Game Tester 
  • Programmer
  • Producer
  • 3D Artist

Course Content

GAME DESIGN

  • History of Video games
  • Elements of the Game Design Document
  • From Pitching to GDD
  • Feedback and Gameplay
  • Game Mechanics
  • Narrative
  • Balancing
  • Progression, Objectives and Game loop

2D ART

  • Visual culture and references
  • Simple anatomical drawing and representation techniques 
  • Applying digital drawing
  • Concept art
  • Digital art

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

  • Programming Languages
  • Introduction to C#

UNITY

  • Introduction to Unity
  • Creating and transforming elements / scenery
  • Physics
  • Audio integration
  • Importing graphical content
  • In-game FX (special effects)

PROGRAMMING II

  • Programming oriented to objects
  • Good programming practice in C#
  • Polymorphism
  • Basic notions of AI

GAME JAM

  • Development of a video game with a limited deadline 

SPRITING AND ANIMATION

  • Principles of animations
  • Adobe Animate CC and keyframe animation
  • Animation Software: DragonBones
  • Creation of assets and sprites

DESIGN & INTERFACE

  • Color, typography and composition
  • Principles of Aesthetics and Design
  • UI - User Interface / UX - User Experience
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe XD

SOUND DESIGN

  • Sampling and sound treatment

MOTION GRAPHICS

  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Element design for 2D effects and animations
  • Creation of cutscenes / trailer / videos for social media 

PORTFOLIO, PITCHING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

  • Creation and development of an individual portfolio
  • Orality and communication strategies
  • The different target-audiences: producer, studios, distributors, etc.

FINAL PROJECT

 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

 

INTERNSHIP

  • 480h Curricular Internship

Teachers

Teachers

Facilities and Equipment

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  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment;
  • Wacom Digital Tables;
  • Softwares: Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, Audition, After Effects, etc; Game Maker Studio; Unity; Spriter; Blender; Reaper; FM Mod.

Facilities and Equipment

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  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment;
  • Wacom Digital Tables;
  • Softwares: Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, Audition, After Effects, etc; Game Maker Studio; Unity; Spriter; Blender; Reaper; FM Mod.

Portfolios

Portfolios

Pricing ​​

Monthly Fees:
30 x 210€
+220€ Application fee
24 x 262,50€
+160€ Application fee
18 x 350€
+100€ Application fee
Special Discounts (not combinable):
-10%
save 630€
Application until 31/07
-12,5%
save 787,50€
Full payment until 31/08;
Former Trainees - Instalments;
(+100€ Application fee)
-7,5%
save 472,50€
Full payment
after 01/09
(+ 100€ Application fee)
-15%
save 945€
Former Trainees - Full payment
(+ 100€ Application fee)

Application Process

The applications take place between the months of June and October, until the beginning of the school year and classes, as long as there are vacancies in the courses. 

These can be done after the verification of the admission conditions, upon the payment of the registration and submitting the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae / Biography
  • 1 passport photo (digital or printed)
  • Certificate of habilitations 
  • Documents from the Candidate and the Responsible for the payment (National Identification Card + Taxpayer Identification Number + Proof of Address: water, electricity or telephone bills or driving license) 
  • Completing and Signing the application form and the training contract.

Schedule a personal interview at:

  • info@eticalgarve.com
  • 289 823 359 / 960 309 550

Optional - send an email answering the following questions: 

  • Why am I applying for this course? 
  • What are my motivations? 
  • What are my professionals aspirations? 

Attend the interview previously scheduled by the Pedagogical Director:

  • Present your portfolio
  • Await for the results of your application

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