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Writing & Publishing | Bachelor’s Degree

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including creative nonfiction, the principles of public relations, magazine publishing, creative writing, video storytelling, journalism, and news writing. Students gain a deep understanding of writing techniques and processes, as well as a strong understanding of their own storytelling voice. Plus, it emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning, giving you opportunities to engage in applied projects, internships, and professional experiences.

From putting together a full edition of a magazine in a magazine publishing course, to completing a team publishing project that could be anything from a podcast series, literary magazine, zine, film script and trailer, or beyond, you’ll graduate with the experience and confidence to launch your career.

Teacher Apprenticeship Program | License

The Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) mission is to attract, support, and develop the most effective teachers in the state of Vermont. TAP is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree and strong content knowledge and work experience who are interested in pursuing a teaching career. TAP, which is one of Vermont’s Approved Educator Preparation Programs, is an 8-month full-time non-degree licensure program that includes coursework and student teaching with a mentor teacher. It takes place in-person, including Monday through Friday at the candidate’s host school, plus course attendance twice per month in-person in Burlington, VT.

TAP prepares successful candidates with an official recommendation to the Vermont Agency of Education for Level I teacher licensure. The possibilities for licensure via the VT AOE upon successful completion of TAP are: PreK-12 specials license in art, music, PE, Health; Middle level (grades 5-9) Math, Science, Social Studies, English; Secondary School (grades 7-12) Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Computer Science; and Grades 5-12 Family and Consumer Science (FACS), World Languages, Theater.

This cost of TAP is $11,900 plus a $100 application fee. Additional textbooks will be purchased for this course and an individual laptop is required. There is also a criminal background check fee. When applying for the official teaching license, there is a $200 fee and an additional criminal background check fee.

Filmmaking (BFA) | Bachelor’s Degree

Through Champlain’s Upside-Down Curriculum, you will take relevant courses in your major—including Audio Production, Screenwriting, and Introduction to Filmmaking—in the first year.

As you explore different types of work on and off set, you will gain exposure to a variety of filmmaking styles. Choose a concentration in Cinematography, Directing, Motion Graphics, Producing, Screenwriting, and Sonic Arts. While trying on roles such as director, cinematographer, sound designer, and editor, students will also learn the vital business aspects of a film production. Students are immersed in film history, aesthetics, and criticism, while building experience with budgets, promotion, and the technologies of film.

Finance | Bachelor’s Degree

Finance professionals are in high demand in a huge range of industries. A graduate with a degree in Finance can look forward to an excellent starting salary with a career as a financial analyst, financial advisor, wealth manager, investment banker, research analyst, or financial manager in organizations of all types. Using a hands-on, work-based approach to education, our Finance program provides you with strong financial expertise merged with innovative management skills. In addition to gaining professional finance knowledge, students will develop analytical, communication, problem-solving, critical-thinking, decision-making, and spreadsheet skills.

Game Art | Bachelor’s Degree

Success as a game artist begins with a passion for creating art. If you’re looking for an artistic career that will allow you to thrive in an increasingly digital media-based world, Champlain’s Game Art major is your perfect next step. We can help students develop creative expression while teaching proficiency with digital game art tools. The unique Game Studio at Champlain College gives students start-to-finish game building experience in a professional environment. Students will collaborate with peers in the Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Production Management majors to create playable games in a studio that parallels the processes of the game industry. Through Champlain’s Upside-Down Curriculum, students start Game Art courses—like Introduction to 3-D Modeling & Texturing and Introduction to Animation for Games—in the first year. Career opportunities in the field are available to graduates with professional quality portfolios, so getting the right combination of education and experience will be critical to your success.

Game Design | Bachelor’s Degree

Gameplay systems, narratives, levels, quests, puzzles, worlds: become an expert in the game design areas you’re most passionate about. In Champlain’s Game Design program, students will learn to map out, develop, and create the gameplay that defines a player’s unique experience. As a Champlain Game Design student, students develop extensive game design skills in their area of interest and build an impressive portfolio of collaborative work as they prepare to enter the game industry.

Game Production Management | Bachelor’s Degree

The game industry needs individuals with an aptitude for communication and business—people who can manage a game development team to create innovative and exciting new games. In Champlain’s Game Production Management major, one of the few degrees of its kind in the country, students learn to organize, motivate, and oversee creative teams. Students will be an integral part of the process, learning how to effectively bring together contributions from each team member to create a finished game.

Game Programming | Bachelor’s Degree

Champlain’s Bachelor of Science degree in Game Programming—one of the first bachelor’s degrees of its kind in the nation—puts the intellectual challenge of software creation in the context of game development to produce a highly versatile, in-demand skill set. As a Game Programming student, you will gain cutting-edge skills and experience that will make you an outstanding candidate for a position as a programmer in the game industry—or you can take your skills into any number of other fields.

Game Sound Design | Bachelor’s Degree

Champlain College’s Bachelor of Science in Game Sound Design is ideal for students interested in creating the audio elements of games. They’ll learn music composition, scoring, voiceover recording, game engine scripting, and more, all while working directly with game engines on a game development team. In the Champlain College Game Studio, students will be learning in an environment that very closely replicates the studio work of the game industry. Collaborate with students in the Game Art, Game Design, Game Programming, and Game Production Management majors to build full games from start to finish. From character dialogue to background music, learn how to design video game audio that gives players an immersive and engaging experience.

Law | Bachelor’s Degree

Our undergraduate Law education is focused on experiential learning: you’ll research, write about, and give presentations on challenging, complex civil and criminal legal issues that affect society. As a student, you’ll start doing the work of a professional—writing briefs, analyzing cases, and drawing up legal documents—which will give your career a head start and make your graduate school applications stand out.