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The NAD-UQAC School announces a new video game training in Estrie

The NAD-UQAC school announces a new video game training in Estrie


On the newswire, we learned today that the School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design (NAD) of the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC) will set up a new training space at the center -city of Sherbrooke, where a new certificate program in technical arts designed for video games will be offered first. 

The private sector is also contributing, l Publisher Ubisoft will invest $1M over 5 years to contribute to the implementation of this new initiative.

Around forty students will be able to enroll in the training from September 2023.

“Developed in collaboration with the team at École NAD-UQAC and the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, the certificate in technical arts for video games offers solid foundations in 3D creation allowing the creative potential to be exploited by the acquisition of fundamental notions in modelling, animation and game engine”, writes the press release.

“The expertise of our professors at École NAD-UQAC combined with that of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics contribute to making our institution a leading player in the development of the digital ecosystem in Quebec. Our partnership with Ubisoft enables networking between industry, education and research in order to offer innovative training programs in the fields of 3D animation, design and computer science. To be able to extend this offer today to the territory of Sherbrooke represents an exceptional opportunity for our institution,” says the rector of UQAC, Ghislain Samson.

Full-time certificate

< p>This new full-time certificate will offer daytime, evening and remote time slots. The certificate program will be offered on other UQAC campuses, notably in Saguenay. The deadline to apply for admission for the fall 2023 term is March 1, 2023.

This is good news that will help fill the many vacancies at game publishers and developers video in Quebec.

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