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Bachelor In Game Design And Development

BACHELOR IN GAME DESIGN
FUTURE PROSPECTS
Eligibility Criteria

As a first in Pakistan, SDCA offers a four-year bachelor’s degree program in Game Design, keeping in view the academia and industry gap. The program is designed to equip the students with the knowledge and skills, and hands-on PBL Training – necessary to become successful game designers through the latest storytelling techniques.

An annual Industry Day will be organized every year where employers from different companies will come to meet students, see their work, and conduct interviews. IAC, graduates from SDCA will be well-equipped to find entry-level employment, moving rapidly into an intermediate-level and leadership positions, including:

  • 2D/3D game animation designer
  • VR- AR and MR Based Game designer
  • 3D modeler/rigger for game design
  • Level designer
  • Experience designer
  • Character designer
  • Set & prop designer
  • Costume designer
  • Storyboard artist
  • Game-play tester
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate with at least 45% marks.
  • American High School Diploma with IBCC equivalence of 45%.
  • International Baccalaurate with IBCC equivalence of 45%.
  • GCE ‘O’ Level passes in 8 subjects and ‘A’ level in three principal subjects with IBCC equivalence.
SCHEME OF

STUDIES

Total Credit Hours: 135

SCHEME OF STUDIES

  1. First Year – First Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
NSC-101 Applied Physics 3(2+1) Allied -1 None
QTR-101 Basics of Calculus 3(3+0) Allied -2 None
EWR-101 Introduction to Expository Writing 3(3+0) Compulsory-1 None
GDD-101 Introduction to Drawing 3(3+0) Foundation-1 None
SOC-101 Introduction to Soft Skills 3(3+1) Allied -3 None
ISM-101 Islamic Studies 3(3+0) Compulsory-2 None
Total Credit Hours 18(16+2)    
  1. First Year – Second Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
CSC-101 Introduction to ICT 3(2+1) Compulsory-3 None
GDD-102 Fundamentals of Game Design 3(3+0) Foundation-2 None
QTR-102 Introduction to Statistics 3(3+0) Compulsory-4 None
EWR-102 Communication & Presentation Skills 3(3+0) Compulsory-5 None
GDD-103 Digital Tools 3(3+0) Foundation-3 None
SOC-102 Soft Skills & Personality Development 3(3+0) Allied -4 None
Total Credit Hours 18(17+1)    

Second Year

Second Year – First Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
AND-204 Analytical Drawing 3(3+0) Foundation-4 None
EWR-201 Critical Reading and Academic Writing 3(3+0) Compulsory-6 None
CSC-203 Programming Fundamentals 3(2+1) Foundation-5 None
GDD-204 Concept Art For Games 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-1 None
PST-201 Pakistan Studies 3(3+0) Compulsory-7 None
URD-201 Functional Urdu 3(3+0) Compulsory-8     None
Total Credit Hours 18(17+1)    
Second Year – Second Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
CSC-204 Object Oriented Programming 3(2+1) Allied -5 CSC-203
CSC-205 Introduction to Software Engineering 3(3+0) Foundation-6 None
GDD-205 Introduction to 3D for Games 3(3+0) Foundation-7 None
GDD-206  Advanced Game Design 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-2 None
GDD-*** Elective-I 3(3+0) Elective-I None
         
Total Credit Hours 15(14+1)    

Third Year

Third Year – First Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
GDD-307 History of Art and Design 3(2+1) Foundation-8 ***
GDD-308 2D Animation for Games 3(2+1) Foundation-9 ***
MGT-301 Principles of Management 3(3+0) Allied -6 None
GDD-309  Gesture Drawing and characterization 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-3 None
GDD-310 Advance Game Development 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-4 None
GDD-*** Elective-II 3(3+0) Elective-II None
Total Credit Hours 18(16+2)    
1.        Third Year – Second Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
GDD-311  Advance 3D Animation 3(2+1) GDD Major/Core-5 None
GDD-312 VFX for Production 3(2+1) GDD Major/Core-6 ***
CSC-309 Introduction to Database Systems 3(2+1) Foundation-10 ***
SOC-303 Professional Development & Practices 3(3+0) Compulsory-9 None
ITC-303 Web and Networking Technologies 3(3+0) Allied -7 None
GDD-*** Elective-III 3(2+1) Elective-III None
Total Credit Hours 18(14+4)    

Fourth Year

Fourth Year – First Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category Pre-Req
GDD-413 AR & VR Techniques 3(2+1) GDD Major/Core-7 ***
GDD-414 Advanced VFX for Production 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-8 None
ECO-401 Managerial Economics 3(3+0) Allied -8 None
GDD-415 Unreal Engine 3(0+3) GDD Major/Core-9 None
GDD-498 Final Project-1 (Design Phase) 3(0+3) GDD Major/Core-10 ***
         
Total Credit Hours 15(8+7)    
Fourth Year – Second Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs. Course Category is Pre-Req
GDD-416 Game Project Management 3(2+1) GDD Major/Core-11 ***
GDD-417 Game Quality Engineering 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-12 None
GDD-418 Game Finalization & Marketing 3(3+0) GDD Major/Core-13 None
GDD-499 Final Project-2 (Implementation Phase) 3(0+3) GDD Major/Core-14 GDD-498
GDD-*** Elective-IV 3(3+0) Elective-IV None
Total Credit Hours 15(11+4)    

Compulsory Course List

Compulsory Course List
Sr. Code Course Credit Hours
1 EWR-101 Introduction to Expository Writing 3(3+0)
2 ISM-101 Islamic Studies 3(3+0)
3 CSC-101 Introduction to ICT 3(2+1)
4 QTR-102 Introduction to Statistics 3(3+0)
5 EWR-102 Communication & Presentation Skills 3(3+0)
6 EWR-201 Critical Reading and Academic Writing 3(3+0)
7 PST-201 Pakistan Studies 3(3+0)
8 URD-201 Functional Urdu 3(3+0)
9 SOC-303 Professional Development & Practices 3(3+0)
  Total 24(23+1)
Allied / General Course List
Sr. Code Course Credit Hours
1 NSC-101 Applied Physics 3(2+1)
2 QTR-101 Basics of Calculus 3(3+0)
3 SOC-101 Introduction to Soft Skills 3(3+1)
4 SOC-102 Soft Skills & Personality Development 3(3+0)
5 CSC-204 Object Oriented Programming 3(2+1)
6 MGT-301 Principles of Management 3(3+0)
7 ITC-303 Web and Networking Technologies 3(3+0)
8 ECO-401 Managerial Economics 3(3+0)

Major/Core Course List

Major/Core Course List
Sr. Code Course Credit Hours
1 GDD-204 Concept Art For Games 3(3+0)
2 GDD-206 Advanced Game Design 3(3+0)
3 GDD-309 Gesture Drawing and characterization 3(3+0)
4 GDD-310 Advance Game Development 3(3+0)
5 GDD-311 Advance 3D Animation 3(2+1)
6 GDD-312 VFX for Production 3(2+1)
7 GDD-413 AR & VR Techniques 3(2+1)
8 GDD-414 Advanced VFX for Production 3(3+0)
9 GDD-415 Unreal Engine 3(0+3)
10 GDD-416 Game Project Management 3(2+1)
11 GDD-417 Game Quality Engineering 3(3+0)
12 GDD-418 Game Finalization & Marketing 3(3+0)
13 GDD-498 Final Project-1 (Design Phase) 3(0+3)
14 GDD-499 Final Project-2 (Implementation Phase) 3(0+3)
  Total 42(29+13)
Discipline Specific Foundation Course List
Sr. Code Course Credit Hours
1 GDD-101 Introduction to Drawing 3(3+0)
2 GDD-102 Fundamentals of Game Design 3(3+0)
3 GDD-103 Digital Tools 3(3+0)
4 AND-204 Analytical Drawing 3(3+0)
5 CSC-203 Programming Fundamentals 3(2+1)
6 CSC-205 Introduction to Software Engineering 3(3+0)
7 GDD-205 Introduction to 3D for Games 3(3+0)
8 GDD-307 History of Art and Design 3(2+1)
9 GDD-308 2D Animation for Games 3(2+1)
10 CSC-309 Introduction to Database Systems 3(2+1)

List of Elective Courses

List of Elective Courses
Sr. Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
1 GDD-251 UIUX Design 3(3+0)
2 GDD-252 Game Technologies 3(3+0)
3 GDD-253 Generative Design 3(3+0)
4 GDD-354 Background and Layout Design 3(3+0)
5 GDD-355 User Experience for Interactive Media 3(3+0)
6 GDD-356 Game Graphics and Real-Time Rendering 3(3+0)
7 GDD-357 Digital Sound and Music 3(3+0)
8 GDD-358 Human-Centered Design Research 3(3+0)
9 GDD-359 Game AI 3(3+0)
10 GDD-460 Game Promo videos 3(3+0)
11 GDD-461 Story & Script Writing 3(3+0)
12 GDD-462 Algorithmic Music for Games 3(3+0)
13 GDD-463 Game Engines and Laboratory 3(3+0)
14 GDD-464 Creative Coding 3(3+0)