Durham College graduates have gone on to work on many notable projects at various game studios, including Ubisoft, Digital Leisure, Digital Extreme, Gameloft, Mr. X, as well as many smaller independent studios.
Most are employed as level designers, modellers, riggers, or environment artists and have worked on project like Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix, Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell.
Students at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) develop their knowledge and skills in a diverse team environment and learn to work with programmers, artists and designers to create innovative products.
Examples of past projects include a game for Durham Region’s Works Department about recycling and an accounting educational game in partnership with Certified General Accountants. UOIT students also worked on Ubisoft’s Avatar: The Game.
In 2012, the economic impact of film production in Durham Region was estimated at $19.5 million. There were over 30 feature films, TV series, commercials, music videos, documentaries and TV movies shot on-location in the region that year, with 224 prep/shoot/wrap days in total.
In 2013, the economic impact of film production in Durham Region was approximately $9 million with the return of many TV series including a new pilot for television.