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The Digital Media and IT (DMIT) program is multi-disciplinary in its approach. Spanning a range of career opportunities from business analyst to visual designer, this innovative program allows you the ability to meet industry demand while developing skills aligned with your individual talents and inclinations.
In the Game Programming area of emphasis, you will learn how to give life to video games. You will create and implement game code and scripts that support environments, characters, vehicles, cameras and special effects and allow them to interact with each other.
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The courses in this area of emphasis offer a multi-language approach to object-oriented programming (OOP), which is an approach to designing modular, reusable software systems. You'll also learn how multi-language programming functions on various game engines and platforms.
Because of the flexibility and breadth of the DMIT program, you may choose to take elective courses from other DMIT streams in addition to your core stream courses. The courses listed on this page are provided as recommended courses that will help you succeed in your chosen DMIT area of emphasis.
Common jobs for Game Programming grads include:
As a result of DMIT's close connection with industry, various co-op opportunities exist for students in the DMIT program. Many companies offer our students paid co-op positions that provide direct experience in specific areas of study. Co-op is also seen as a staffing strategy for many organizations.
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Co-op opportunities are available for 4-month terms.
Students must have a minimum of 28 credits and a GPA of at least 2.7 to apply for a co-op position. These co-op opportunities benefit not only DMIT students but also the employers.
After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible to join the following professional associations:
You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (BTech). Diploma grads may be eligible to earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. Contact the BTech program area to find out more about their admission requirements from DMIT.
Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.
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Prepare for career opportunities as a senior systems analyst, designer or project leader.
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In the Game Programming concentration, you will create game code and scripts that support environments, characters, vehicles, cameras and special effects and allow them to interact with each other.
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