The Game Studio Experience:
Multidisciplinary, Collaborative, Experiential

The Game Studio is first and foremost a community of learners. Together, we explore the meaning of what we are doing and why, we explore our entrepreneurial and creative dreams, we learn the ever-evolving game industry together, and we roll up our sleeves and get to work. In this collaborative learning environment that mirrors the way game industry professionals work, we focus on interdisciplinary experiential learning. Through this work, we answer the question, “What can we make together?” We take the skills learned in individual majors bring new concepts to life, creating fully functional games as a team. Over the four years working with your colleagues and faculty members in the Game Studio, you’ll develop imperative interpersonal and process skills and gain teamwork expertise people don’t usually cultivate until they have been working in the industry for years.

Choose Your Character

Follow your passions by choosing one of six available Game Studio majors offered at Champlain: Game Art, Game Business and Publishing, Game Design, Game Production Management, Game Programming, or Game Sound Design. Each major will immerse you in different aspects of video game development as you hone your craft and specialize your skills.

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Squad Up

Apply what you’ve learned and work with your peers to develop captivating, interactive game experiences. Follow the real step-by-step process that professional game studios use to create their games. Collaborate and contribute as you see your games grow from concept to finished product.

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Follow Your Guides

Champlain game professors are game industry experts who bring real-world expertise to the classroom every day. They’ll give you insights and connections into the industry that can’t be gleaned from a textbook. They’ll share personal experiences and knowledge you can use on your career path, and are invested in every student’s success.

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Score Big

Game studios love Champlain grads, because they arrive on day one with an understanding of the different disciplines that go into creating games and how they work together. Our alumni work at AAA studios worldwide, such as Ubisoft, Insomniac, Riot, Blizzard, and Sony Bend Studios, to name just a few.

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More About the Studio

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Burlington Campus

There’s something for everyone on and around our Champlain campus. See why Burlington VT has been voted the “#1 Best College Town.”

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Montreal Campus

Montreal, Canada is home to some of the top game development studios in the world. Study abroad at our international campus and gain experience to last a lifetime.

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Esports

Champlain College Esports (CCE) is a multifaceted community that hosts competitive varsity team matches, club team events, and casual game meet-ups. They offer opportunities for competitive players, casual gamers, and those looking to get involved in staff production by offering options in broadcast, branding and strategy, team management, and more.

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Game Academy

Looking to get a jump start on your education? Champlain offers several summer programs that will help build your portfolio and prepare you for the Game Studio experience.

Hands-On Opportunities

See what opportunities students have in and outside of the classroom. Expand your network and take part in events and organizations found virtually, locally in Burlington, or on our international Montreal campus.

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