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We regret to inform you that currently, our online game design courses are offline, we apologise for the inconvenience but hope in the future to be back with even better awards.

 

Online | Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop

Summary

This course will introduce you to the world of Adobe Photoshop and how to use it’s many powerful functions. In the course you will be shown how to do many processes including:

  • Become familar with the interface
  • Create custom workspaces to suit your needs
  • Image adjustments and enhancement
  • Non destructive workflows using Layers and Masking
  • Create powerful raster and vector based graphics
  • And much much more

As this course is online, you will be required to have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. A 30 day free trial is available on the Adobe website and student discount is available after that.

Course Delivery & Duration

Online. With our online courses you are free to work at your own pace and all the learning content will be available upon commencement of the course. This course has a recommended duration of 4 weeks of part time learning.

Cost

€99

Award

  • Adobe Certified Associate

Entry Requirements

  • As this is an online course you will be required to have a 64 Bit Windows PC or Macintosh
  • A passion for art and design is a major plus but not essential

How To Enrol

For more information and to enrol please contact scott.wilson@cenitcollege.ie

Online | Digital Sculpting for Games

Summary

This course focuses on created high resolution and highly detailed 3D models via the process of 3D sculpting. You will learn to use the sculpting application Autodesk Mudbox to turn a block of “Digital Clay” into a variety of different high quality objects. The topics covered in this course are:

  • Human faces
  • Clothing
  • Ruined and battered game environments
  • 3D colour painting
  • Repeatable surface creation
  • Retopology
  • Texture map extraction
  • Rendering

This course does not require any prior experience in 3D however you should have a strong passion for video games and art. Having skills in traditional drawing or clay modelling will help.

Course Delivery & Duration

Online. With our online courses in gaming you are free to work at your own pace and all the learning content will be available upon commencement of the course. This course has a recommended duration of 8-10 weeks of part time learning.

Cost

€99

Award

  • Cenit College (Certificate of completion)

Entry Requirements

  • As this is an online course you will be required to have a 64 Bit Windows PC or Apple Macintosh
  • A free student of Autodesk Mudbox is available
  • A love for video games is essential.
  • Having a background in art, design, music or programming is a major plus.

How To Enrol

For more information and to enrol please contact scott.wilson@cenitcollege.ie

Online | Mobile Games Development

Summary

This Mobile Games Development Course will take you on your first steps to becoming a mobile games developer using freeware software such as Unity 5. You will learn how to:

  • Become aware of game mechanics and level rules
  • Micro task management
  • 2D artwork creation
  • Audio creation including sound FX and music
  • Becoming familiar with the Unity game engine
  • Visual scripting using a popular scripting plugin

Owning an Android or iOS device makes the course a lot more fun but not essential to enrolling and completing the course.

Course Delivery & Duration

Online. With our online courses in gaming you are free to work at your own pace and all the learning content will be available upon commencement of the course. This course has a recommended duration of 8-10 weeks of part time learning.

Cost

€99

Award

  • Cenit College (Certificate of completion)

Entry Requirements

  • As this is an online course you will be required to have a 64 Bit Windows PC or Apple Macintosh
  • A love for video games is essential.
  • Having a background in art, design, music or programming is a major plus.

How To Enrol

For more information and to enrol please contact scott.wilson@cenitcollege.ie

Online | Certificate in Games Development

Summary

Are you interested in taking the first step into the world of game development? Maybe you want to become a 3D artist, animator, sound engineer or a game designer? Or maybe even you want to start up your own game studio? Then this course is definitely for you. In this introduction to game development you will be shown three major key skills: 3D Art, 2D graphics and 3D game development. All of which play a vital role with one another.

Course Delivery & Duration

Online. With our online courses in gaming you are free to work at your own pace and all the learning content will be available upon commencement of the course. This course has a recommended duration of 8-10 weeks of part time learning.

Cost

€249

Award

  • Cenit College (Certificate of completion)

Entry Requirements

  • As this is an online course you will be required to have a 64 Bit Windows PC
  • A love for video games is essential.
  • Having a background in art, design, music or programming is a major plus.

How To Enrol

For more information and to enrol please contact scott.wilson@cenitcollege.ie

Facilities

Naas Campus

Our new campus in Naas is located above the Monread Shopping Centre meaning you have a Tescos, Costa and Subway right downstairs. We also have a bright and spacious canteen where students can make free tea and coffee all day.

Canteen

Computers

All our machines are well equipped to ensure your workflow is as smooth and seamless as possible. Our hardware includes Quad Core CPUs, 8GB memory and Nvidia Geforce GPUs.

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Classroom Layout

We deliberately divide the classroom into separate table groups consisting of 4-6 computers each. This is to emulate the studio environment to get students collaborating as a team.

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Motion Capture Studio

We are delighted to announce that we now have motion capture technology capable of capturing full body as well as facial animation. Motion capture technology is used to capture the realistic motion and facial expressions of an actor.

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Wacom Tablets

Students will get access to Wacom Intuos tablets during their time at Cenit College. Wacom tablets are input devices (like a mouse) for a computer which lets the artist draw “digitally” using pressure and tilt sensitivity. These devices are great for graphic design, animation as well as texturing work.

WacomTablets

Audio Equipment

Students will get their ears dirty in a range of our audio equipment including condenser microphones, shotgun microphones, portable stereo microphones and MIDI keyboards.

Inspiration Shelf

When students hit a creative wall, don’t fear. We have a large collection of magazines and books which will help spark fresh new ideas and inspirations. We have materials covering 3D art, Photoshop, web design, Develop, Edge, concept art books and our favourite; Simons Cat. Enough to keep you busy.

We also have a Nintendo Wii and an Xbox 360 for when students need game inspiration… or to relax on breaks.

InspirationShelf

3D Printing

We also have access to an Ultimaker V1 3D printer. Students on our Game Development courses will get the chance to interact and see how 3D printing works.

3dprinter

Student Work Gallery

3D Environment Modelling

Here our students have used Autodesk 3D Studio Max to create "Game Ready" environments. Students had to keep their environments below 30,000 polygons and texture sizes no more than 1024x1024 for efficiency.

3D Game Development

Check out some screenshots of 3D games made by groups of students using Unity 3D.

2D Pixel Art

At the start students learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop and how to draw simple to more advanced pixel art. Here are just some examples of students 2D artwork.

2D Game Development

Students learn how to use Stencyl, a 2D game toolkit with a similar way of working to Scratch. Here are some of the 2D games created by teams of our students.

Audio Design

As part of our game courses, students will also learn how to compose and create Foley sound effects. Here is some work by some of our previous students.

Play Time

Night Flight

Escape

Cave Diamonds

News

Motion Capture Technology

We are excited to tell you that we now have Motion Capture technology in our Game Development lab. Motion capture lets you capture the realistic motions from an actor. We use multiple markerless camera solutions to allow full range of body motion as well as high quality facial motion capture.

 

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New Website & New Courses

We are happy to show off the new Game Design Ireland website to you all. We hope you like it and hopefully you have been able to check out the new courses we are offering as well as a collection of work by our college alumni. If not, then what are you waiting for.

Don’t forget you can email scott.wilson@cenitcollege.ie to arrange a visit to the college to talk about our new courses and what Cenit College has to offer.

Thank you.

Home

Cenit College has been teaching Computer Game Development Courses for several years now and they have been taught by multiple experienced industry professionals.

We are currently enrolling for our Part Time course “Certificate in game development”, if you would like more information or to enrol on the course please visit our courses page. We also have a selection of online courses which can be taken from the comfort of your home. For more information please check out our courses page.

All our games courses are taught in Naas, Co.Kildare inside our new premises above the Monread Shopping Center. Please feel free to drop in some day to have a chat about our courses to see how you can start developing your own video games.

 

Part Time | Certificate in Game Development

Summary

This course will take you on your first steps to becoming a video game developer using industry leading software such as Unity 5 and Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to:

  • Become aware of game mechanics and level rules
  • Micro task management
  • 2D artwork creation using Adobe Photoshop
  • Audio creation including sound FX and music
  • Fluidly use the Unity game engine to construct scenes
  • Visual scripting using a popular scripting plugin to create game logic and behaviours

As a part of this course you will also get free online access to our Adobe Certified Associate course which will teach you in depth how to use Adobe Photoshop. You will be able to take the official Adobe exam at a discounted rate at any of our Cenit College Exam centres which will qualify you as an official Adobe Certified User.

Course Delivery & Duration

In-Class lectures every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks at 18:30 – 21:30.

Cost

€499 payable upon commencement. This does not include the optional Adobe exam fee.

Award

  • Cenit College (Certificate of completion)
  • Adobe Certified Associate

Entry Requirements

  • Students must have a good knowledge of how to use a computer and the Windows operating system.
  • Owning a computer at home is recommended but not essential.
  • A love for video games is essential.
  • Having a background in art, design, music or programming is a major plus.

How To Enrol

For more information and to enrol please contact scott.wilson@cenitcollege.ie