EPITECH, The premier school of IT expertise and innovation
MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME
Founded in 1999, Epitech Technology is the premier higher education school of IT expertise and innovation in France, recognized across the country for its cutting-edge approach to IT. Epitech is all about learning by doing, offering a teaching experience of excellence for all. Our innovative project-based learning method is founded on active and inductive learning. Students must seek out knowledge actively, by trying different ways to find the best solution through real case studies and projects. The classic “professor” is replaced by expert advisors and peers who guide them all along the way. Instead of the “classic university courses”, project modules are organized by a unique process which intends to replicate a typical professional environment. Through these real-life situations, students are led to exchange, discuss, and challenge their opinions which enables them to find the best solution and come up with their own answers. In a nutshell, instead of teaching technologies, Epitech Technology teaches mindsets that will shape the leaders, decision-makers, and critical thinkers of tomorrow.
BUILD A BETTER WORLD
Are you passionate about video games and wish to become a game developer?
Immerse yourself in the exciting world of game development and build your very own from scratch, at Epitech in Paris!
Epitech is the premier school of IT expertise and innovation in France, recognized across the country for its cutting-edge approach to IT. Our completely original teaching methods are combining active, inductive and project-based learning methodologies.
Created by experts in the field of game development, the Epitech 2024 Winter School edition will bring the best of innovation, creativity and passion for technologies to offer you a unique experience. This year’s Winter School theme revolves around the current challenges our world is facing. During the 3 weeks course you will develop a game that will reflect your own creative voice and vision towards a better world.
France is the second largest producer of video games in the world, after the USA. By enrolling this program, you will have the opportunity to explore Paris, platforms for innovation and new technologies, and meet with the French experts in the gaming industry.
Our program encompasses intensive courses and practical workshops led by our experts as well as survival French and intercultural workshops. Over the span of three immersive weeks, you will embark on an exciting journey delving into the field of game design and development. The program emphasizes team collaboration and close work with experienced game designers and developers. You will work together and independently to create a 2D/3D game based on design principles and development techniques used by professionals in the field.
At the end of the winter school, each student will present their game and they will participate in a final challenge.
There’s only one main condition to succeed: unleash your creativity!
AGENDA OUTLINE :
WEEK #1: Game Design Exploration
You will make the project as a team with other international students, brainstorm the game concepts, define core mechanics, and shape the creative vision with your team members.
Week #2: Video Game Development
Hands-on coding and design to bring the game concept to life, focusing on development.
WEEEK #3: Final presentation
Testing the game, gathering feedback, fixing issues, it’s time to unveil your final presentation! Be creative!
ALL THE FUN
During the Winter School you’ll learn a lot, but you’ll also have so much fun… Beyond a winter school program, we believe in creating an inspiring community where good friendships and lasting memories are made. We offer a wide variety of cultural, social and fun activities so you can make the most of your stay with us in Paris!
During the program, you will be fully immersed in French culture. “Bonjour” will no longer be the only French word you know thanks to the French language classes you’ll take. Various cultural visits will be organized so you can discover the capital’s most iconic sites. And last but not least, you will have lots of fun as we’ve prepared many exciting activities for you to enjoy and remember!
So, what are you waiting for? Come and discover Paris, and the French art of living while studying video game development in a truly multicultural environment surrounded of students from all over the world!
January 3 – January 20, 2024
Application deadline: October 31, 2023
• Breakfast and lunch
• French Language courses
• All cultural activities & trips
• The farewell party
• A 3-week Paris transport
pass and a lot more!
Our program is accepting students with knowledge in Science and Technology who have a basic knowledge in Blue Print or C Sharp, and a basic level in programming (1 or 2 years study in your university).
ELIGIBILITY AND EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES
Applicants from diverse backgrounds and with a diverse level of experience are encouraged! Applicants should have at least a basic knowledge of programming and must have completed at least one year of higher education in a field related to IT.
Participants must bring a laptop. All other devices and software will be provided by Epitech.
To complete your application, you will need
to upload the following documents:
• Copy of Passport
• CV in English
• Last two transcripts
• English Certificate