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Join us for our Game Career Exploration Open House and learn about the six different game development programs we offer, and how they function within our innovative Game Studio.

You'll see presentations from Game Studio faculty and meet with them personally to discover how we prepare students for careers in the game industry. You will also hear from current game development students and learn about their experiences, and preview our growing Esports program as well. Learn more about our programs and how they function within a team setting on our Game Studio website.


Discover the Game Studio

During our Game Career Exploration Day, you will learn the difference between what it takes to be a game artist versus a game designer or game programmer. You’ll dive into the business side of the game industry and learn about management, development, and Esports-related positions. Plus, you'll discover the role sound plays in games.

Explore exciting career paths across all sectors of the gaming world and find out what kind of skills and experience you need to work in this booming field!

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When you join the Game Career Exploration event, you will:

  • Meet with current students and alumni to hear firsthand what it’s like to study game development at Champlain—and why it’s different than at other game schools
  • Meet faculty from each of the six Game degree programs to help you determine which area of game production is best for you and your future career in the game industry
  • Find out about our Game Studio, in which students in our six Game majors work as a team to learn how games are produced in the real world
  • Talk with individual faculty about the Game majors that interest you the most. (Our Game faculty members are all experts with extensive experience in the game industry.)

Six Game-Specific Majors

Why study game development at Champlain?

Champlain was one of the first colleges to develop a Game Design degree, and it remains one of the most respected and established programs in the country. The Game Studio at Champlain College is years ahead of other programs in understanding how to cultivate highly employable game developers who possess the right mix of experience and skills game companies are seeking in their hires.

Champlain is the only college in the country that

  • offers SIX PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN THE GAME INDUSTRY:

  • brings students together to work as a team in our Game Studio, giving them relevant experience in the same collaborative environment they will encounter in leading game industry studios and workplaces;
  • and provides students the opportunity to learn and be immersed in the game industry at our campus in Montreal, Canada—the game capital of North America and one of the largest game development centers in the world.

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Extend Your Experience With Saturday's October 16 Fall Open House

Spend Friday afternoon learning everything there is to know about our six cutting-edge Game majors, and then join us again on Saturday to discover everything Champlain College has to offer. Take a campus tour, hear about our Centers of Experience, learn about our Core and Upside-Down curriculums, meet current students, faculty, alumni, and enjoy lunch and some beautiful campus views. Make it a weekend to remember!

*Please note registration for our October 16 Fall Open House is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact admission@champlain.edu or (802) 625-0201.

Champlain College graduates have so much production experience, it’s like they've been in the game industry for years.

Jeff Ross, Design Manager at Sony Bend

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