Champlain College Art Gallery // Burlington, VT
Senior Show & Reception
Friday, May 1, 2020
Recruiter & Faculty Reception | 3:30–5:00 PM
The Show | 5:30–8:00 PM
Try Games & Meet the Students | 8:00–11:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tap into the Game Studio at Champlain College to find qualified game artists and animators; level, system, and narrative designers; game programmers; project managers; and producers.
Send your job posting to:
Daphne Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Champlain College Career Collaborative Office
For those who cannot attend the Game Studio Senior Show in Burlington, Vermont, USA, a livestream broadcast will be made available on April 26th. Skype or Google Hangout interviews with your selected candidates can be arranged starting in late April. Portfolio links for each senior will be available one week prior to the show.
For more information on these options, email Daphne Walker: email@example.com.
What Recruiters at the 2019 Game Studio Senior Show Had to Say
“The Game Studio Senior Show is an impressive showcase of talent and passion. I had a great time meeting all the students and genuinely enjoyed the games. Graduates from Champlain are definitely potential hires. I can’t wait to be back next year!”– Johnny Drexhage, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Behaviour Interactive, Montreal, Canada
“We thoroughly enjoyed the Champlain College Game Studio Senior Show last year and met many talented students in all the different fields of game design and development. The project-focused curriculum at the school enables the graduates to enter the job market with a strong portfolio, without sacrificing the fundamentals of art, design, and engineering. We’re fortunate to have left previous Senior Shows with a number of qualified candidates and we look forward to attending next year.”– Paul Hake, CEO – HitPoint Inc., Amherst, MA
See What It’s All About
Want to know more about this amazing program? View current and past student work in the project gallery.
The Game Studio at Champlain College
Our Collaborative Approach
The Game Studio at Champlain College is a cohort experience that emphasizes teamwork across all the game development disciplines, facilitated by professors who are established experts within the game industry. Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Production Management majors—along with Business majors specializing in Game Production—work side by side all four years to create original projects.
This collaborative atmosphere ensures the learning of essential professional social skills and the mastery of the latest game development expertise. Champlain graduates are ready to jump into any environment and be productive from day one.
Many of our students opt to spend a semester studying at Champlain’s campus in Montreal, where they are taught by industry professionals from companies such as Ubisoft, Behaviour Interactive, Bethesda, Eidos Montreal, Unity, Autodesk, and more. A number of students also do a part-time internship during their Montreal semester, which enables them to gain hands-on skills in their chosen area.
Champlain’s Game Majors
Game artists begin with a foundation in traditional media. This includes drawing, painting, visual design, and motion design. From these building blocks, students choose many areas in which to specialize: 2-D graphics, animation, concept art, interface design, 3-D modeling, texturing, environments, technical art, and character development.
Game Design requires a broad range of knowledge, from psychology to game engine scripting. Champlain’s curriculum is both broad and deep, to graduate well-rounded designers who are creative problem-solvers and technically capable, and who also possess strong communication and leadership skills. Students choose to explore game system design, level design, and content design.
Game Programming is built on a foundation of math, programming skills, and software engineering practices. With this base, students can then explore the subsystems that add graphics, physics, and artificial intelligence into modern game engines. As a result, graduates understand how to engineer games, from low-level network protocols and graphics shaders to implementing the latest game engines for high-level solutions to artificial intelligence or game mechanics.
Game Production Management provides students with in-depth experience in project management, including Agile and SCRUM methods, through collaborative integration with the Game Studio and internships in the field. In addition, our students learn relevant business and communication skills through courses that include marketing, corporate social responsibility, organizational behavior, and financial management. This program develops graduates with strong business, project, and team management skills, as well as experience in current game development tools, processes, and methods.