Contact Dean Lawson, Assistant Professor
The Emergent Media Center (EMC) is an academic Center of Excellence at Champlain College. Operating in partnership with industry, public institutions and nonprofits, the EMC has established a laboratory/studio environment in which students collaborate with peers, faculty and clients to develop new concepts, processes, uses and applications for games and other emergent media.
Through a paid position, work-study or internship in the EMC, you can be part of a team that uses game technologies and emergent media to integrate art and code with cultural awareness, creativity and communication.
At the end of the school year, Champlain hosts the Game Development Senior Show. This two-day event features a presentation night where all graduating seniors and their senior projects are presented to the community, invited family, friends, and special guests. The presentations are followed by an exhibition and reception. Company recruiters are invited to attend, followed by recruitment interviews on the second day of the event.
The CCGDA is an official chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA.org), the largest professional organization of game developers and educators. The CCGDA sponsors speakers and other professional events, runs the Global Game Jam, and organizes field trips to conferences. You can find the CCDGA on LinkedIn and on Facebook at Champlain College Game Developers Association.
Each year Champlain College faculty and students attend a variety of conferences. The Montreal International Game Summit is our main outing. We also attend PAX East, SIGGRAPH, The Educational Game Summit, the Games for Change Conference, and the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. Champlain and the CCGDA provide organization and some scholarships to these events.
Champlain College has been delivering a distinctly career-focused education since 1878. The College's renowned career-focused education has a number of distinguishing programs and features that contribute to our graduates' extraordinary success in entering the marketplace in their field of interest.