18-25 years old
Academia is a series of programs and activities whose mission is to encourage the next generation of digital media experts by introducing and educating young people from age 12 to 25 years old to the video games trades and production methods through learning activities based on the age and education level of participants.
Academia’s programs and activities are based on the practice and understanding of professional realities related to the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. They allow young people to learn the skills and abilities highly valued in the world of digital media and even to explore various aspects of this field by working under real video game production conditions.
Academia aims for excellence by encouraging students’ academic perseverance: it supports their career path and celebrates their achievements and successes. Its programs and activities are complementary to those offered by existing schools and academic institutions. They allow participants to use their creativity as well as their sense of innovation and leadership.
At the present time, there are four programs under the Academia banner: The Ubisoft Base Camp (12-15 years old), the Ubisoft Immersion Camp (15-18 years old), the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition (18-25 years old) and the Ubisoft Summer School (18-25 years old). Academia is a Ubisoft Montreal’s initiative managed the Human Resources Department.
The Ubisoft Summer School aims to provide university students with the skills and production experience needed to work in the video game industry.
Participants are placed in real production conditions during a paid internship. They develop a game from the winning prototype of the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition while following the production process: mandate, design, preproduction, production and delivery.
The Ubisoft Summer School is for students between 18 and 25 years old, winners of the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition. The objective is to offer this opportunity to at least two students per academic institution participating in the Competition who have presented before jury, whether they are winners of the Competition or not, at the discretion of the Ubisoft Summer School’s producer.
The number of participants to the Ubisoft Summer School varies depending on the number of universities participating to the Ubisoft Game Lab Competition and the number of selected winners at the end the Competition.
To participate in the Ubisoft Summer School, students must have a valid work permit.
From May 1st to June 21st, 2013
Centre NAD, 405 Ogilvy Ave., 3rd Floor, Montreal
40 hours/week, from Monday to Friday.