Our Collaborative Approach

The Champlain Studio is a cohort experience that emphasizes teamwork across all the game development disciplines, facilitated by game-industry expert professors. Game Art, Game Design, and Game Programming majors, along with business majors specializing in Game Business & Publishing and Game Production Management, work side by side to create original projects.

The cohort environment ensures you’ll learn essential professional social skills as you master the latest game development expertise. You’ll be ready to jump right into the best jobs, with a full understanding of how a professional game studio team functions.

Game Art

Aesthetics that inspire, and animation that brings the world to life — learn to create the look, the feel, and the movement that drive the best games, while honing your ability to execute concepts within a team-driven setting.


Game Business & Publishing

Formulate business strategies, engage with the community, or report on the success of beta games. Your career possibilities have no bounds once you master the analytic world of game publishing.


Game Design

Craft the gameplay, build the environment, and tell the stories that’ll turn a game into its own world. Master design, scripting, and writing skills, then collaborate with your team to realize your designs.


Game Production Management

Learn to manage all the facets of production including team dynamics and communication, target audiences and marketing, and project planning and budgets.


Game Programming

Write the code that turns game ideas into digital reality. Learn imaging, real-time processing, artificial intelligence, and simulation code, and apply your expertise to real projects with your Game Development peers.


Game Sound Design

Become an expert in the sound studio. You’ll learn to create the auditory experiences that bring a game to life with emotion and action.


Study Abroad in Montreal

Explore a city rich with Old-World culture, award-winning food, and real-world professional opportunity. Learn with game industry veterans and pursue professional opportunities at one of over 75 game studios in this gaming capital of the world.


Game Studio Senior Show

Now in its 13th year, Champlain College’s annual Game Studio Senior Show and Reception is the culminating event of an intense, year-long competition between 16 teams made up of students from each of Champlain’s four game majors. It attracts more than 50 recruiters from the game industry to vet the work of Champlain’s graduating game students and select the best to join their firms.