Game Design & Development + Game Art – Diploma & Certificate courses – FX School

FX School, Mumbai's first Unity Authorised Training Centre, offers courses in Game Design & Development, which trains students in Unreal Engine as well as Unity. At the end of the course, students will not only be able to create their own high-end 3-D games but also become Unity Certified Associates.

FX School offers an 11-month Advanced Certificate course comprising 4 modules and a 6-month Professional Certificate course in Unreal Engine.

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Advanced Certificate Course in Game Design & Development

Course Content

Module 1: Foundation in Gaming & Computer Graphics

The Foundation module in Gaming and Computer Graphics aims to give the student an understanding of CGI and the Gaming Industry including their Production Pipelines. Students will learn the basics of Blender and the Unity game engine.

Course Outline


CG Animation:

  • Understanding 3D Space and Elements
  • Introduction to Blender
  • Camera Animation
  • Introduction to Blender & Blender Tools
  • Asset Layout in Blender
  • Modeling Tools
  • Basic UV Editing and Shading
  • Using Photoshop for Texturing
  • Texture Baking in Blender
  • Creating and Exporting Game-ready Assets in Blender

Game Design & Development:

  • Gaming Platforms and Markets
  • Project Management in Unity
  • Game Production Pipeline & Documentation
  • Introduction to Unity
  • Importing of Assets into Unity
  • Creating an Environment in Unity
  • Lighting Techniques in Unity

Module 2: Unity Specialisation

Students will learn advanced techniques for Game Design and Development using the latest features in Unity Game Engine.

Course Outline

  • Terrain - Unity
  • Animation - Timeline and Cinemachine
  • Animator - State Machine
  • Sprite Animation - Using State Machine to do Transitions
  • Lighting In Unity - Realtime Global Illumination, Baked Global Illumination
  • Light Baking - Light Probes, Reflection Probes
  • Shader Graph in Unity
  • Post Processing Stack
  • Look Development for Games
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality

Module 3: Unity Certified Associate Course

The Unity Certified Associate Course makes you proficient in the Unity game engine and prepares you to take the Unity Developer Certification Exam.

Course Outline

  • Physics in the unity game engine
  • Building a game level
  • Importing animated characters & Implementing them in the game
  • Basic Scripting
  • Navigation and Pathfinding
  • Particle systems
  • Implementing audio
  • User Interface design
  • Building the game for PC
  • Optimising the game for Mobile development

Module 4: Game Development Project

In this module, Game Design & Development students will create a high-end game. This is a pure production module! You will be meeting one-on-one with your appointed faculty mentor at regular pre-determined intervals to monitor progress and unlock any additional resources you may need.

Professional Certificate in Unreal Engine

Module 1: Unreal Pro 1

This module aims to give the student core skills to start designing and customizing game levels in Unreal Engine.

Course Outline

  • Asset creation in Blender
  • UV unwrapping
  • Basic lighting & texturing for the level inside Unreal
  • Customized materials and lighting
  • Introduction to Camera inside Unreal
  • Advanced Lighting & Texturing
  • Adding VFX elements (Particles & Atmospherics)

Module 2: Unreal Pro 2

This module introduces students to moreadvanced concepts and techniques in UnrealEngine. Students who complete this module willhave the skills to create a complex level withinnovative texturing, lighting and blueprinting.

Course Outline

  • Level Blueprinting
  • Class Blueprinting
  • Construction Scripts
  • Blueprints For Pick-Ups
  • Adding a Matinee Actor
  • Incorporating the UI/UX for the Game
  • Packaging the Game for PCs

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Faculty

C B Arun Kumar

C B Arun KumarAcademic Director

C B Arun Kumar was a founding member of FX School and responsible for creating and establishing its unique and powerful pedagogy which enables students to achieve world class results in an extremely efficient time frame.

He has been working in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985 and has over 37 years of professional experience. He did his Masters from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia in 1989.

He has worked with TV18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Vijay TV, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.

He worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, Jungle Tales (for Cartoon Network) with Moving Picture Company.

He was awarded the National Award for Best Director of an Animation Film (2005) for Kachua aur Khargosh.

Sachin Kabir

Ruth Mapgaonkar Faculty

After completing her Masters in Mass Communication from the California State University at San Jose, USA, Ruth followed a career in Media and Advertising for 8 years.

In the US she worked on TV networks and brands such as NBC11, Dish Network and Western Union. On moving back to India she joined Draft FCB, a leading advertising agency, after which she worked with Miditech and Applause Entertainment on TV shows for Pogo and Sab TV.

To add to her skill set, she completed her Diploma in CG Animation at FX School and had a life-altering moment where she figured out that CG was her passion. An avid gamer from her early years, she got to live her dream at Kreeda Games, working on games across various platforms notably F1 for iOS and Yoville for Facebook.

Paarth Kadam

Paarth Kadam Faculty

Burning with passion for video games from a young age, Paarth's interest in creating games and 3D art was persistently pushing him to new peaks. It was not until he enrolled in FX School did he realise that he could manifest his passion into reality! Paarth decided to change his career path from a computer engineer to that of a Game Designer & Developer and 3D Artist.

While Paarth was a student, he simultaneously worked on several freelance projects and honed his skills. On completing his Diploma with a dual Specialisation in Computer Graphics and VR Game Design & Development, Paarth delved into R&D and resumed work on his portfolio. At FX School he is keen to guide the next generation towards building their careers in a fast growing industry and one which was a great beneficiary of the pandemic -- the video game industry!

Why FX School

  • State of the Art GAMING LAB powered by high end GPUs
  • Oculus Rift VR (Virtual Reality) Development Kits
  • Award-Winning Students & Alumni
  • Internationally Trained Faculty
  • Project-oriented curriculum that ensures you have a quality show-reel at the end of the course

  • No Cost EMI Education Loans Available!
  • Eduvanz Neev

Student Achievements

Komal Kawale

Komal Kawale Diploma in Game Art and Game Design & Development 2016

I did my Diploma in Game Art and Game Design & Development. During the course I was able to make a 3D first person maze game in Unreal Engine 4 with a horror theme, plus a Digital Art portfolio showcasing my skills in both 2D and 3D. I learnt multiple software and skills to complete my project.

FX School has amazing faculty who are professionals in their field of work and enthusiastic in teaching. My journey here has been very memorable and enduring.

Shraddha Ashar

Shraddha AsharDiploma in CG Animation 2014

From the first day, FX School and its faculty made my year there a fun ride of learning and sharing. It was like a home away from home. I would like to thank this school for giving me an opportunity to be a part of it. The ambience FX School provides is like a cherry on the cake. A special thanks to the CG faculty for their immense support and for sharing their experiences with us at every stage of our journey. The experience I had at FX School will be an unforgettable one and I will miss it a lot. I would love to come back again to learn more.

Prachi Shah

Prachi Shah Diploma in CG Animation 2014

I had a very joyful journey at FX School. Learning elsewhere would have just not matched up. The CG faculty here are the best people at their job. They taught us in the most understandable and also fun way. I want to thank FX School for letting me explore and learn new things. :) It was a treat learning at FX School!

Mushthakh Ahamed

Mushthakh Ahamed Diploma in CG Animation 2014

Learning at FX School has been a wonderful experience—I would say a turning point in my life. The Faculty here are simply the Best! And the people I met were so creative! My time at FX School was like a Reboot for my life. I wish for FX School to keep growing always.

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