Virtual Montreal Semester

Virtual Montreal Semester

Providing a robust virtual semester in fields related to techno-creativity, the Montreal program is open to Champlain College students as well as students from other colleges and universities. In conjunction with our course offerings taught by professionals of the gaming industry, we will provide students with unique connections to local game studios, panel conversations focused on a variety of related topics, networking, and professional development opportunities. The program is enhanced with our cultural course (Core 330) offerings to add a unique element of virtual exploration into Montreal's mosaic culture.  Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves fully into one world's leading global centers for creative technologies.

Summary:

This full 15 week semester will combine a cohorted learning experience with site-specific activities only available to students enrolled in the full virtual semester.  This includes networking events, panel discussions with industry experts, connections with local creative studios, professional development workshops, cultural activities, alumni networking events, and more.  

Virtual Internship:

Qualified students will have access to a unique virtual internship experience in Montreal working remotely for game studios or other industries depending on the academic major and career goals of participants.

Industry Mentoring Program:

Participants in the virtual Montreal program will have a unique opportunity in their production classes.  Working professionals from the game industry will meet with production teams and provide insights on projects throughout the semester.

Course Offerings:

Cultural Courses:

COR 330/WRT 236: FOOD WRITING IN MONTREAL
COR 330/FLM 281: CANADIAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM
COR 330/ART 330: CULTURAL IMMERSION THROUGH CANADIAN MUSIC
COR 330/ART 380: GRAFFITI AND UNSANCTIONED ART IN MONTREAL
COR 330/LAN 110: SURVIVAL FRENCH

Creative Industry Courses:

EGD 320 PRODUCTION II
GMD 320 GAME SYSTEMS AND EXPERIENCE DESIGN 
EGD 380B ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME DESIGN (Personal development using Unreal)
EGD 380B  ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME DESIGN (Game entrepreneurship)
EGD 380P ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GAME PROGRAMMING 
GPR 300 GRAPHICS/GAME ENGINE PROGRAMMING
GAA 345 3-D CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
GAA 380A ADVANCED SEMINAR IN VISUAL EFFECTS

Professional Courses:

SAP 293 INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT 
SAP 390 STUDY ABROAD INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE