RUBIKA

GAME DESIGN COURSE

DURATION OF THE COURSE

5 YEARS

Entry Level

POST-SECONDARY ADMISSION

CAMPUS

VALENCIENNES

Tuition Fees

8950€ / YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL

LEVEL 7 OF RNCP

GAME DESIGN COURSE

Taught entirely in French 🇫🇷

RUBIKA’s Game Design course trains high-level creative and technical people ready to enter the video game market.

Technical and demanding, the course places students in conditions similar to those of a professional studio. Students learn to create coherent and immersive graphic universes, allowing the player to live a striking game experience. Throughout the course, Game Design students create video game prototypes in collaboration with Game Art and Game Programming students.

The final year is devoted to the creation of a game prototype in teams, presented to a jury of professionals. This project allows students to put into practice the skills they have acquired during their training.

The objectives of the course are :

  • To master the tools for creating still and moving images
  • To create coherent and immersive visual universes
  • To develop your video game culture and creativity
  • To understand the production chain of a video game
  • To carry out video game projects as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • To acquire the working methods of a professional studio

The curriculum includes several periods of internship.

THE COURSE IS MADE FOR YOU IF…

âž” You are creative and rigorous
âž” You have an excellent general culture
âž” You are passionate about video games and want to create your own concepts
âž” You want to discover the main video game engines
âž” You have a taste for programming and using software
âž” You aspire to join a recognised production studio
âž” You are looking for an international school with a great network of graduates

BECOME GAME DESIGNER IN 5 YEARS

Basics

PROJECT

CREATION OF A BOARD GAME IN TEAMS

PROJECT

CREATION OF A VIDEO GAME IN TEAMS

WORKSHOPS

ESCAPE GAME
GAME CONCEPT

CONSOLIDATION

PROJECT

CREATION OF 2 VIDEO GAMES IN TEAMS

WORKSHOPS

UNITY
CASUAL GAMING

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

PROJECT

CREATION OF A MOBILE VIDEO GAME IN TEAMS

WORKSHOPS

ALTERNATIVE CONTROLLERS
MONETISATION

INTERNSHIP

3 MONTHS

MASTERING

PROJECT

PRODUCTION AND PUBLICATION OF A TEAM VIDEO GAME

WORKSHOP

3 SPECIALISED WORKSHOPS

INTERNSHIP

2 TO 4 MONTHS

EXPERTISE

PROJECT

INTENSIVE PRODUCTION OF A VIDEO GAME PROTOTYPE IN TEAMS

INTERNSHIP

3 TO 6 MONTHS

State-certified diploma at Level 7 of the RNCP

LESSONS

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GAME DESIGN

Develop video game concepts and associated game mechanics

PROGRAMMING

Mastering game engines and programming languages (especially gameplay programming)

ANALYSIS AND CREATIVITY

Learn a sequential, scrupulous and creative methodology, as practiced in the largest production studios

CULTURE

Provide a general overview of the video game and to develop a solid video game culture.

MANAGEMENT

Manage a multidisciplinary team to make a successful project. Share a creative vision

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Ensure production management: organisation, planning, project monitoring, production, communication…

ENTRANCE EXAM & ADMISSION

The program is designed for creative students, passionate about video games, wishing to create original and immersive worlds. Students are selected through an entrance exam, a motivation interview and a review of their portfolio.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2023

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

GAME DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

Admissions to the Game Design competition are open to students in their final year of secondary school or to those holding a high-school diploma (Baccalauréat), regardless of the series.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, and an oral motivation test in which the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on February 7, 2023. An official invitation will be sent to you at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail a fortnight after the competition.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill out your application form within the time limit announced in the e-mail (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2023

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

REMOTE

GAME DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

Admissions to the Game Design competition are open to students in their final year of secondary school or to those holding a high-school diploma (Baccalauréat), regardless of the series.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, and an oral motivation test in which the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on February 7, 2023. An official invitation will be sent to you at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail a fortnight after the competition.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill out your application form within the time limit announced in the e-mail (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

GAME DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

Admissions to the Game Design competition are open to students in their final year of secondary school or to those holding a high-school diploma (Baccalauréat), regardless of the series.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, and an oral motivation test in which the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on February 7, 2023. An official invitation will be sent to you at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail a fortnight after the competition.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill out your application form within the time limit announced in the e-mail (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023

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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

REMOTE

GAME DESIGN ENTRANCE EXAM

FIRST YEAR AND PARALLEL ADMISSIONS

Admissions to the Game Design competition are open to students in their final year of secondary school or to those holding a high-school diploma (Baccalauréat), regardless of the series.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, and an oral motivation test in which the candidate supports their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on February 7, 2023. An official invitation will be sent to you at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition will be sent by e-mail a fortnight after the competition.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill out your application form within the time limit announced in the e-mail (about two weeks), otherwise your place will be offered to a candidate placed on the waiting list.

Our programs are open to everyone. In some cases, a year of preparatory classes may be useful to ensure the fundamentals.

TESTIMONIALS

« RUBIKA students are used to working in teams. This allows them to integrate very quickly on projects and to be operational. »

Amandine Dobrowolski

Talent Acquisition , Ubisoft, France

« RUBIKA Game gave me the opportunity to learn about the full range of video game jobs, which allowed me to know which one was right for me. »

Florian Croquet

Production Manager, Eisko

« RUBIKA familiarises students with the expectations of the industry thanks to numerous juries, practical projects and professional speakers. »

 
Caroline Bitterly

Quest Designer, Guerilla Games, Amsterdam

« RUBIKA Game integrates all aspects present in a video game production into its classes. »

Geoffroy Calis

Senior Lighting Artist, Ubisoft, Montréal

JOBS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The video game sector is dynamic and creates jobs. The latest figures for the video game market in France have broken all records: €4.9 billion in sales in 2018, a 15% growth in one year. Digital purchases of video games reached nearly €1 billion, a 67% growth. This is the world’s leading entertainment market, ahead of music and cinema. The French industry includes 572 companies (end of March 2019), among which Ubisoft stands out in terms of job offers.

Game Design training opens up a multitude of career opportunities:

– Game Designer
– Level Designer
– Narrative Designer
– Game Producer
– Game Director
– Creative Director
– and many others…

Game Design Projects Gallery

ANY QUESTIONS?