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Duration

2 years

Tuition

$11,124

  Kitchener-Waterloo

Sep 7-Aug 25

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

yes

Want to turn your passion for games into a fulfilling career? Start with Conestoga’s two-year diploma program in Game – Design, where you will learn how to create games, apps, and simulations for use in the games industry, entertainment, education, and beyond. Located in the technology hub of the country, Game – Design places you in the middle of the action with access to industry standard software and technology. Taught by faculty with extensive experience in the game world, this program is designed to provide you with a strong set of skills and knowledge for game design, gameplay programming, and employment across various parts of the production pipeline. Through individual and collaborative projects, the program also offers the chance to build a portfolio of original work, and a field placement opportunity to help you take your first steps into the industry.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify the differences in game genres in order to develop games that meet the needs of specific markets.
  • Situate emerging trends within a historical context of games and interactive media to adapt relevant concepts, vocabulary, and frames of reference.
  • Identify and relate concepts from a range of industry roles, including programming, design, and art to support the development of games.
  • Contribute as an individual and a member of a game development team to the effective completion of a game development project.
  • Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the games industry.
  • Perform all work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations, legislation, industry standards and codes of ethics.
  • Use game concepts to support the ongoing iteration, creation, design, and development of games.
  • Apply game design elements to support the ongoing iteration and creation of unique gaming environments, levels, characters, assets, and props.
  • Support the development of evolving and iterative game design documents that align with standard industry expectations and/or company practices.
  • Conceive, prototype, develop, test and evaluate procedures for the ongoing iteration, creation, design, and development of games.
  • Contribute to world building and level design in a game engine.

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Student Reviews (2)

Conestoga College

Well-rounded programmer with industry contacts

Sebastian Prieto

Kitchener-Waterloo • April 30, 2021

Graduated From

Computer Programming

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals ...

Conestoga cares about getting you a job. I studied computer programming and had chances to attend job fairs every month where I got to meet employers in KW (Kitchener-Waterloo) including big name startups. The instructors are all working professionals and will help you understand not just the theory but what it's like to be a programmer. I liked my two years here and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to do a four-year compsci degree.

Conestoga College

Perfect transition for getting a job in Canada

Divya Desai

May 20, 2020

Graduated From

Mobile Application Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IE...

I was passionate about programming and had 4 years of experience in India. I moved to Canada and took 5 years off of work to raise my son. Conestoga accepted my work experience and I had to give IELTS scores. Conestoga accepts a minimum of 6.5 bands in IETLS. The learning was in-depth and lots of companies were part of the program. Conestoga was focused on job skills from the start. This was perfect for me considering I wanted to get back into programming in a new country.

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