RUBIKA

GAME PROGRAMMING COURSE

DURATION OF THE COURSE

3 YEARS

Entry Level

Bachelor’s Degree

CAMPUS

VALENCIENNES

Tuition Fees

8950€ PER YEAR

DIPLOMA LEVEL

LEVEL 7 OF RNCP

THE GAME PROGRAMMING COURSE

RUBIKA’s Game Programming course trains high-level programmers ready to enter the video game market.

The course is project-oriented and places students in conditions similar to those of a professional studio. Students learn to master different video game engines (Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 4) and improve their programming skills. Their objective is to program features, develop tools and push the technical limits of game engines to best serve the vision of game designers. The training also includes management and project management, as well as an introduction to the fields of game design and level design.

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 developed during their training.

The objectives of the course are:

  • To program the game features and mechanics
  • To develop the tools necessary to create the game
  • To optimize a game in terms of size, rendering, flow…
  • To find specific technical solutions to a problem
  • To push the limits of platforms and game engines
  • 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.

This course is taught in French 🇫🇷

THE COURSE IS MADE FOR YOU IF…

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

BECOME GAME PROGRAMMER IN 5 YEARS

GAME DESIGN

GAME DESIGN

PRACTICAL APPLICATION

WORKSHOPS

2 SPECIALISED WORKSHOPS

INTERNSHIP

3 MONTHS

PROGRAMMING

PROJECT

PRODUCTION AND PUBLICATION OF A TEAM VIDEO GAME

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 PROGRAMMING

Implement game mechanics, integration, interface, network programming, artificial intelligence…

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 history of art and video games

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 COMPETITION & ADMISSIONS

Accessible after 2 years of higher education, the Game Programming Specialisation is designed for developers with a passion for video games who are seeking to challenge themselves on video game projects. Students are selected through an entrance exam, a motivation interview and a reviex of their portfolio (file of personal creations). Applicants are generally trained in Game Design (at RUBIKA or elsewhere) or in Programming.

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2023

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VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

GAME PROGRAMMING ENTRANCE EXAM

ENTRY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Game Programming competition are open to students in their third year of higher education.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, a logic test and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their file with their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 7 February 2023. An invitation is sent at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March.

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

 

FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2023

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ONLINE

GAME PROGRAMMING ENTRANCE EXAM

ENTY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Game Programming competition are open to students in their third year of higher education.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, a logic test and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their file with their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 7 February 2023. An invitation is sent at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March.

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

THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2023

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9:00-18:00

VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

GAME PROGRAMMING ENTRANCE EXAM

ENTRY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Game Programming competition are open to students in their third year of higher education.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, a logic test and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their file with their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 7 February 2023. An invitation is sent at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March.

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

FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2023

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9:00-18:00

ONLINE

GAME PROGRAMMING ENTRANCE EXAM

ENTRY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Game Programming competition are open to students in their third year of higher education.

The competition consists of a general and specialised culture test, two creativity tests, a logic test and an oral motivation test where the candidate supports their file with their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 7 February 2023. An invitation is sent at the latest 8 days before the competition. The results of the competition are sent by e-mail from 15 March.

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

To access this training, the student must go through the Bachelor Game Design of RUBIKA or have at least two years of higher education specialised in computer programming.

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 Programming training opens up a multitude of professional opportunities:

– Gameplay Developer
– Tools Developer
– Unity Developer
– C++ Developer
– and many others…

Game Programming Project Gallery

ANY QUESTIONS?