BS Game Design

Overview

The bachelor degree program in Game Design will teach you how to take the software tools of games design and create new gaming experiences. Explore skills sought by industry, such as storyboarding, coding and play testing which will enable you to translate your ideas into playable games.

Working from original concepts, you will develop ideas and test them to evaluate their experience of play. You’ll not only design the players interaction with the game mechanics but also the visual feedback needed to communicate the player’s progress, the various game states and the behaviours of individual game objects and characters.

The growing theoretical area of games studies supports this concept-to-game approach. Professionals from the game design industry will be engaged in the teaching process while making use of the professional quality equipment and labs established at SDAAT to train and educate world-class game designers.

The students are required to obtain a minimum of 128 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 for the completion of the degree.

Why Study at PAF IAST?

Location and Ambience

PAF IAST is nestled in natural mountains that flank its campus from all sides, offering one even the ravishing view of snow-capped peaks of Nathiagali and natural winding trails. To its north-west is Tarbela Lake, a journey of only a few kilometers from the campus. Set in the middle of the campus is a natural lake, fed by the springs of surrounding mountains. The campus is just a 3-kilometer drive from the Hazara Motorway. The ideal setting equally conducive to academic activity and aesthetic sensibilities of the human eye is a serene island of its own kind, far from the chaos, congestion, and cacophony of metropolitan culture. The major cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila, and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Technology Advancement and Foreign Partnership

This institute is an emerging center of excellences, with its own technology park. All faculty members hold PhD degrees in appropriate disciplines. By virtue of its wide array of facilities and the facilitation for its students to learn and benefit both from classroom teaching and faculty trained at premier Austrian universities/institutions, the institution is ideally cut out for imparting state-of–the-art engineering and allied education in Pakistan. The institute enjoys close linkages with top ranking universities in Austria and China. We have already concluded with them formal agreements regarding student and faculty exchange programs, provision of dual degrees in certain areas, and the training support from foreign faculty. cities like Islamabad, Abbottabad, are just an hour’s drive, while small towns like Wah, Hasanabadal, Taxila and Swabi can be reached in just half an hour.

Academia-Industry Relationship

There is a strong synergetic relationship between academia and industry which paves the way for job opportunities for students even in the midst of their studies. PAF IAST will serve as a welcome platform for the industry to share their requirements for a skilled workforce. This will enable the institute to incorporate their valuable inputs in practical vocational training and expose the students to industrial perspectives

On-Spot Industry Internship

It will be a mandatory requirement for every student to do an internship every semester in an appropriate industry. This will garner them practical experience related to their respective degree programs. To crown it all, Technology Park will afford them rare opportunities to apply themselves innovatively and become promising entrepreneurs.

Need and Merit-based Scholarships

Different types of local and foreign scholarship opportunities are available on need and merit base.

Employment Opportunities

SDAAT make efforts to create strong connection with the industry; an Industry Day will be organized every year, where employers from different companies will come to meet students, see their work and conduct interviews. SDAAT will develop an Incubation Center where SDAAT will make partnerships with selected students and support them to market their projects/products.

PAF-IAST, graduates from SDAAT will be well equipped to find entry-level employments, moving rapidly into intermediate level and leadership positions, including:

  • Level designer
  • Character designer
  • 2d/3d game animation designer
  • 3d modeler/rigger for game design
  • Set & prop designer
  • Costume designer
  • Storyboard artist
  • Game-play tester
  • UI & UX designer

Course Curriculum

Semester 1

GAME DESIGN YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-1

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-ENG-100

English Language & Communication Skills

3(3-0)

SS-PSS-112

Pakistan Studies

2(2-0)

COM-ICT-102

Introduction to ICT

3(2-1)

FON

 

DAA – 101

Foundation Drawing

3(0-3)

DAA – 151

History of Art & Design-I

2(2-0)

DAA – 121

Introduction to Digital Tools

2(0-2)

DAA – 102

Object in 3D

2(0-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(9-8)

Semester 2

GAME DESIGN YEAR 1 – SEMESTER-2

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-IST-111

Islamic Studies

2(2-0)

IGC

PAF-ENT-262

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

FON

DAA – 131

Storytelling

2(2-0)

DAA – 141

Introduction to Digital Media, Film & TV

2(2-0)

DAA – 132

Design Thinking

2(2-0)

DCC

DAA – 103

Drawing-I

2(0-2)

DAA – 122

Digital Tools-I

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(11-5)

Semester 3

GAME DESIGN YEAR 2 – SEMESTER-3

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

SS-TBW-203

Technical and Business Writing

3(3-0)

COMP-MTH-203

Mathematics for Art & Design

3(3-0)

FON

DAA – 201

Drafting

2(0-2)

DAA – 241

Fundamental of Photography

2(0-2)

 

DAA – 202

Drawing-II

2(0-2)

DCC

GAD 252

History of Game and Aniamtion

2(2-0)

 

DAAT – 221

Digital Tools-II

3(0-3)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(8-9)

Semester 4

GAME DESIGN YEAR 2 – SEMESTER-4

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

ICC

COMP-PGF-204

Programming Fundamental

4(3-1)

IGC

PAF-PMT-104

Project Management

3(3-0)

 DCC

GMD- 211

Game Design Studio-I

3(0-3)

DAA – 203

Drawing-III

2(0-2)

DAA – 212

Visual Storytelling

2(1-1)

GAD- 222

Digital Tools-III

3(0-3)

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(7-10)

Semester 5

GAME DESIGN YEAR 3 – SEMESTER-5

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

  IEC

DAA-305

Research Methods & Report Writing

2(2-0)

 DCC

GMD- 311

Game Design Studio-II

3(0-3)

GAF-321

Digital Sound and Music

2(0-2)

GMD- 322

Digital Tools-IV

3(0-3)

DEC

Select 2 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 5 Credit Hrs.

5(3-2)

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15(5-10)

Semester 6

GAME DESIGN YEAR 3– SEMESTER-6

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA-206

Media Management

2(2-0)

ICC

SS-PES

Professional Ethics

3(3-0)

 DCC

GMD- 312

Game Design Studio-III

3(0-3)

DAA – 351

Copyrights, Contract and Media Laws

3(3-0)

DAA – 331

Digital Culture

2(2-0)

 DEC

Select 2 courses from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 4 Credit Hrs.

4 (2-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

17(12-5)

Semester 7

GAME DESIGN YEAR 4– SEMESTER-7

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

IEC

DAA-207

Organizational Behavior

3(3-0)

 DCC

GMD- 468

Project-I

6(2-4)

 

GMD- 411

Game Design Studio-IV

3(0-3)

DEC

Select 1 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 2-3 Credit Hrs.

4(2-2)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

16(7-9)

Semester 8

GAME DESIGN YEAR 4– SEMESTER-8

Course

 Code

Title of Course

Credit Hrs.

 DCC

GMD- 469

Project-II

9(2-7)

 

GMD- 412

Game Design Studio-V

3(0-3)

DEC

Select 1 course from the list of Degree Elective Courses worth 3 Credit Hrs.

3(3-0)

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15(5-10)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS IN 8 SEMESTERS

130(64-66)

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Careers

Animators, Game Designers, Filmmakers, Architects, Fashion Designers, Textile Designers, Film editors, Director of Photography, film Directors, Art and Design Teachers, Character Designers, Art Directors, Visualizers, and most of all Entrepreneurs.

Linkages

SDAAT is making efforts to find partners from the field to work on collaborative projects. The school will organize an Annual Industry Day to bring different companies and individuals from the industry in the school, to see the student’s work, thus helping find financial support for the student projects. These activities will expose students to market trends and link them to the professional industry.
The focus of these multi-purpose partnerships is to develop creative and innovative collaborations between students and the industry experts to enrich both students’ learning skills through exposure working with experts in the field and initiate collaborative projects to develop the market-access of experts in building their businesses.
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Infrastructure

Custom Design buildings spread over 100 Acres of land containing all the necessary facilities with special focus on safety and security of the students. Hostel facility is also available for boys and girls. 24/7 internet facility on the campus is available for students to do their research and assignments along with sports facilities.

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