Video Game Design and Development (Diploma)

Canada

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The award
Diploma

How long you will study
18 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January, April, July, October

International course fees
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About Video Game Design and Development at Toronto Film School

From concept through to production, you will learn the entire game creation process from a faculty of active creators with games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Asteroids, GTA 4 and Max Payne 3 to their credit. In environments replicating the industry, you will explore all areas of video game design and programming for mobile, PC, web and console. You will get a deeper understanding of programming, game design, interface development, production, audio and sound, as well as business plans and commercial strategies. You will graduate with a diverse portfolio of video games that showcase your industry-ready skills.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsJanuary, April, July, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

When submitting your transcripts, please make sure that you have successfully completed a Grade 11 math course. Alternatively, you can complete a Math Camp course to become prepared for entry into the program (Grade 11 Physics and Computers/Digital Media are also recommended, but not required).

We want to hear your thoughts on the gaming industry! Submit a short essay (300-500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. We'll be looking for your overall understanding of the video game industry and how you envision yourself building a gaming career. We encourage you to include such details about the industry as: Canadian video game production companies, skill sets of design and development teams, your ideal entry-level position after graduating, and growth trends in industry careers. Please note, your short essay will not be returned.

What students think about Toronto Film School

    Yasmin Abu Shaban, Fashion Design Graduate

    It’s amazing to be surrounded by a creative environment at Toronto Film School, sharing my art and growing through other creative designers.

    Yu Chen, Film Production Graduate

    Toronto Film School is a playground for industry professionals, and this program is your chance to play on it.

    Candice Beretta, Graphic Design and Interactive Media Graduate

    Toronto Film School’s accelerated and condensed program allowed me to become a graphic designer in only 12 months.

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