Non-Credit Instructor: Story and Narrative Development Studio for Games, Spring 2024

OCAD University

OCAD College (OCAD U), Canada’s college of the creativeness, gives a vibrant and stimulating surroundings for its school and college students. Dedicated to excellence and modern approaches to training, OCAD U provides seventeen undergraduate packages, seven graduate packages, and quite a lot of persevering with training programs in artwork, media and design. OCAD U is at present looking for excellent, artistic and collaborative academics within the following sessional alternatives/alternative.

The College of Persevering with Research invitations functions for the next anticipated micro-credential provided within the 2023-24 tutorial yr.

CSGD-N147: Story and Narrative Growth Studio for Video games
(Spring: April 8 – Could 13, 2024; On-line; Asynchronous)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines how storytelling performs a significant function in driving video gameplay. historic and modern video games, college students will consider and interpret completely different story kinds with the aim of figuring out themes and procedures for their very own recreation concepts. The course explores conventional narrative story processes, nonlinear narratives, various and experimental gaming narrative buildings, as effectively worldbuilding for video games. College students may also prototype their narratives in engine to discover interactivity and its impacts on story. Problems with illustration, variety, and inclusion in modern gaming tradition will probably be mentioned. College students will outline characters, settings, and buildings to create a compelling recreation design doc. Studio work will probably be supported by lectures and critiques.

For on-line programs, college students are answerable for buying their very own software program. In-person programs are held in OCAD U’s pc labs utilizing the newest software program.


  • A post-secondary diploma (Masters most popular), or have comparable skilled accomplishments,
  • Experience in decolonizing, various and inclusive processes to rent Indigenous, Black, and Individuals of Color job candidates within the artistic industries,
  • Expertise with curriculum growth and supply for grownup learners,
  • Wonderful interpersonal and presentation/written communication abilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Course preparation and supply; participation in Teacher and program conferences.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: The contract is during the set growth and supply intervals solely and is topic to enough enrolment.

Functions must be full and embody:

  • A resume;
  • A canopy letter;
  • and the names and phone info of three references.  
  • Please add all three (3) parts (together with any URL to work) in a single PDF format. Incomplete functions won’t be thought of. Please title your add: FirstInitial_LastName-Job Code.

    candidates are invited to submit their utility in confidence, on-line, by clicking the “Apply Now” button under.

    The evaluation of functions will start on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. and can proceed till the place is stuffed.

    Extra info on submitting functions on OCAD U’s on-line applicant system could be discovered on the Employment Alternatives web page.

    Candidates have to be eligible to work in Canada for any employer (with a legitimate work or examine allow, SIN and Canadian checking account).

    When you require additional assist, please contact the Individuals & Tradition Workplace.

    As an establishment dedicated to artwork, design, digital media and associated scholarship, OCAD College (OCAD U) acknowledges the profound and important worth that variety brings to the creation, reception and circulation of artistic practices and discourse. OCAD U understands that valuing various artistic practices and types of information are important to and enrich the establishment’s core mission and imaginative and prescient as an artwork and design college with a neighborhood and international scope.

    As an employer dedicated to employment fairness, we encourage functions from members of equity-seeking communities together with ladies, racialized and Indigenous individuals, individuals with disabilities, and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

      We encourage members of designated equity-seeking teams to self-identify throughout the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire .

     With the intention to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous school, precedence in hiring will probably be given to certified racialized and Indigenous individuals who self-identify as such within the utility course of. This initiative is a particular program beneath the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

      OCAD U is dedicated to offering an inclusive and barrier free expertise to candidates with accessibility wants. Requests for lodging could be made at any stage in the course of the recruitment course of. Please contact Individuals & Tradition for extra info or seek advice from OCAD U’s Coverage of Lodging in Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

      All certified individuals are inspired to use; nevertheless, Canadians and everlasting residents of Canada will probably be given precedence. Whereas we thank all candidates for his or her curiosity, solely these short-listed will probably be contacted.

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