RUBIKA

GAME PROGRAMMING COURSE

DURATION OF THE COURSE

3 YEARS

Entry Level

BAC+2 to BAC+3

CAMPUS

VALENCIENNES

Tuition Fees

FROM 8250€ 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.

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 at 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 a competitive examination, 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.

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BACHELOR GAME PROGRAMMING COMPETITION

ENTRY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Bachelor Game Programming exam are open to students with a Bac+2 in the field of programming.

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 10 February 2021. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the exam are sent by e-mail within a fortnight after the exam.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill in your registration 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.

 

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BACHELOR GAME PROGRAMMING COMPETITION

ENTY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Bachelor Game Programming exam are open to students with a Bac+2 in the field of programming.

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 10 February 2021. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the exam are sent by e-mail within a fortnight after the exam.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill in your registration 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 24 FEBRUARY

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BACHELOR GAME PROGRAMMING COMPETITION

ENTRY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Bachelor Game Programming examare open to students with a Bac+2 in the field of programming.

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 10 February 2021. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the exam are sent by e-mail within a fortnight after the competition.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill in your registration 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 25 FEBRUARY

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VALENCIENNES CAMPUS

BACHELOR GAME PROGRAMMING COMPETITION

ENTRY IN THIRD YEAR

Admissions to the Bachelor Game Programming exam are open to students with a Bac+2 in the field of programming.

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 10 February 2021. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the exam are sent by e-mail within a fortnight after the exam.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill in your registration 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 22 APRIL

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MASTER GAME PROGRAMMING COMPETITION

ENTRY IN FOURTH YEAR

Admissions to the Game Programming Master’s program are open to students who have completed three years of higher education in the field of video games or programming.

The competition conists of a general culture test and a field-specialised test, three creativity tests and an oral motivation test where the candidate presents their portfolio. The deadline for registration for the competition is midnight on 13 April 2021. An invitation is sent by e-mail a few days before the date of the tests. The results of the exam are sent by e-mail within a fortnight after the exam.

If your application is accepted, you will have to fill in your registration 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 a BAC+2 specialized 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

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