Game Designing Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Game designing is a specialization course and also is a part of Designing. The candidates will need various software applications to create new advanced, fun-filled games for mobile, PC, laptops. To create a perfect game, the candidates will have to visualize the characters, create a suitable gaming environment & provide an interactive area. Interested in gaming? Read the full article to know more about a career in Game Designing.

Top Colleges:

The top colleges for the course study for Game Designing are:

  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune
  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC), Mumbai
  • Arena Animations, New Delhi
  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Bangalore
  • iPixio Animation College, Bangalore
  • Animaster Academy – College for excellence in Animation, Bangalore
  • Academy of Animation and Gaming, Noida

Highlights:

Examination Type Semester
Admission Process Entrance exam based (May also look at graduation percentage) / Merit Based
Top Recruiting Companies Red Apple Technologies, Octro, 99 Games, Moonfrog Labs
Job Positions Character Modeler, Character Animator, Level 

Eligibility:

Course Duration Eligibility Entrance
Certificate course in Game Art & Design 6 months - 12 months Must have qualified 10th exams with any stream from a recognised board N/A
Diploma in Game Design and Integration 1/2 years Must have qualified 12th exam with any stream from a recognised board N/A
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Graphics, Animation & Gaming 3 years Must have qualified 12th exam with any stream from a recognised board N/A
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Filmmaking & Animation 3 years Must have qualified 12th exam with any stream from a recognised board N/A
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) – Computer Science and Game Development 4 years Must have qualified 12th exam with any stream from a recognised board
  • JEE Main
  • BITSAT
  • VITEEE
Bachelor of Science in Animation Game Design and Development 3 years Must have qualified 12th exam with any stream from a recognised board N/A
Integrated M.Sc. in Multimedia & Animation with Game Art & Design 5 years Must have graduated with a degree in similar or relevant field N/A
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Game Design and Development 2 years Must have graduated with a degree in similar or relevant field N/A

Top Recruiters:

The top recruiters for the course based for the Game Designing are:

  • Red Apple Technologies
  • Octro
  • 99 Games
  • Moonfrog Labs
  • 2Pi Interactive Pvt Ltd
  • Games2win
  • Octane Tech
  • Creatiosoft

Admission Process:

The admission process is based over the performance of the students in the entrance examinations: state level or national level engineering entrance examinations such as AIEEE or JEE Main. There are also some institutes who provide direct admission through the Board Merit List considering the marks obtained over the qualifying exam.

Syllabus Course:

  • Basics of art
  • Game theory
  • Game development pipeline
  • Game concept art
  • Concept design
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Pre-visualisation of level design
  • Texturing in games
  • Fundamentals of digital sculpting
  • Environment modelling
  • Rigging & animation for games
  • Stylised character modelling
  • Next-gen character modelling
  • Next-gen vehicle modelling
  • Introduction to game engine
  • Asset integration into game engine

Softwares to be covered:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk Mudbox
  • Unity

Skills Required:

The skills required for the course study for Game Designing are:

  • Passion for gaming
  • Awareness of gaming platforms & technologies
  • Knowledge of coding language
  • Good interpersonal & communications skills
  • Good organisational Skill
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity & Imagination
  • Strong visualisation skills
  • Drawing skills
  • Knowledge of software programming & graphics
  • Ability to think systematically & strategically
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail

Top Entrances:

The top entrances for the course study of Game Designing here are:

  • JEE Main
  • BITSAT
  • VITEEE
  • etc

Career and Job Prospects:

Job Position Job Description Annual Salary (Approx.)
2D/3D Game 
  • Use computer software to make 2D 
INR 2,90,000 - 5,25,000
Web & Graphics 
  • Decide how websites loo
  • Decide about layout, fonts
INR 1,35,000 - 5,90,000
Game Tester
  • Follow scripts of steps to use newer and modified iterations
INR 1,20,000 - 4,03,000

FAQs:

Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Game Designing?
A: Some of the best colleges are, 

  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC), Mumbai
  • Arena Animations, New Delhi
  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Bangalore

Check the “Top Colleges” section to know more.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required to pursue a career in Game Designing?
A: A qualification in 10+2 is a must for the candidates pursuing Game Designing. For more detailed information check the eligibility criteria above

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