New school facility in Sherbrooke

SHERBROOKE, QC, October 12, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The University of Quebec at Chicoutimi announced today that it will build a new school facility École NAD-UQAC downtown Sherbrooke. The new space will offer a certificate program in the technical art of gaming. Ubisoft will invest $1 million over five years to help launch the new initiative. The establishment will welcome about forty students in September 2023.

Developed in collaboration with the NAD-UQAC team and the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, the certificate in technical art in video games will provide a solid foundation in 3D creation. Students will harness their creative potential to explore the fundamental concepts of modeling, animation and game engines. They will also be introduced to the development of computer tools by learning important concepts related to programming and mathematics. The program will cover 3D creation and computer science. Students will learn to apply their creative vision amid the technical, technological, organizational, and ethical constraints of game development and to work with a multidisciplinary team to identify and solve problems. In addition, various continuing education initiatives will be launched in January 2023.

“Thanks to our professors at NAD-UQAC and the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, our institution plays a leading role in shaping the digital ecosystem of Quebec. Our partnership with Ubisoft allows us to combine industry, education and research to offer innovative programs in 3D animation, design and IT. Our institution is delighted to offer this offer to Sherbrooke“, said the rector of UQAC Ghislain Samson.

“Since we came to Sherbrooke, we wanted to contribute and support the video game ecosystem in Estrie. The new NAD School facility and program will enrich the existing program offerings, expand the pool of talent in our field and, most importantly, enable people to live, study and work in video games without never have to leave the region,” said Ubisoft Sherbrooke General Manager Nathalie Jasmine.

The new full-time certificate will offer daytime, evening and distance learning sessions. The certificate program will be offered on other UQAC campuses, including Saguenay. The application deadline for the Fall 2023 term is 1st of March. Continuing education courses may also be available online from January 2023 to meet the needs of professionals in the field.

About NAD-UQAC
Founded in 1992 and located in Montrealthe School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (NAD-UQAC) is a university campus that offers academic and research programs in 3D animation, visual effects, design and digital arts. Thousands of NAD graduates have gone on to work in renowned film, television, and video game companies around the world. Joining UQAC in 2008, NAD welcomes more than 460 students each year in a variety of unique university programs.

SOURCEUniversity of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC)

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