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Next Cohort: Sep 7-Aug 26
Sep 7-Aug 26
The Digital Design – Game Design program develops the production and design abilities of students in management scenarios through courses in design documentation, milestone and pipeline scheduling, game design theory and psychology. Taught by faculty with industry experience and mentored by local game industry leaders, students will learn how to design and develop games, not only for the entertainment market but also for serious gaming applications in health, education, construction, marketing and other sectors.
Students will have the unique opportunity to develop commercial quality games in a simulated video game studio environment, at times working with industry partners, game artists and programmers.
It is anticipated that graduates of this program will find employment in the game industry. Prior to graduation, each student will have assembled a portfolio/demo of their creative work demonstrating their ability in game design and highlighting their chosen area of specialization.
What You’ll Learn
- Design environment and characters using the principles of game design.
- Read, analyze and create game design documents for effective game creation and management.
- Create environments, objects and characters for integration within a video game.
- Import game assets and levels into game engines to create appropriate high-end 3D game applications or engines.
- Produce a 3D game using appropriate tools and game management techniques.
- Create and produce digital components, games and documentation using a variety of computer platforms.
- Prepare a variety of industry standard documents and prototypes in a skilled manner and demonstrate professional presentation and organizational skills.
- Develop and present a working game design document for a marketable game.
- Use an existing game engine to create a prototype game.
- Evaluate different types of games and platforms and select the appropriate ones for a particular game strategy.
- Present the game design prototype and document using innovative techniques as well as digital, verbal and written skills.
- Manage the design and production process of a game prototype.
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Next Cohort: Sep 7-Aug 26
Student Reviews (5)
Great program. I applied 4 years after graduating from a graphic design program. Application process was straightforward and asked for short video answering what my favourite movie was and why but I think they recently added a video submission, so get ...
Great program. I applied 4 years after graduating from a graphic design program. Application process was straightforward and asked for short video answering what my favourite movie was and why but I think they recently added a video submission, so get your reel together. Since graduating I've worked on sets in Toronto and done freelance ad content for a few different agencies.
I took the IA course as a continuing education course; it could have been so much better. We had to submit group work, group work is rarely very rewarding or "fun." The course was not very well structured. We submitted homework every week for the durat...
I took the IA course as a continuing education course; it could have been so much better. We had to submit group work, group work is rarely very rewarding or "fun." The course was not very well structured. We submitted homework every week for the duration of 6 weeks, no one received a grade or a review on the homework submitted...ever. The final homework assignment was submitted and once again, zero feedback regarding grading or comments on how anyone taking this course could improve? The instructor, Darren was MIA when you emailed him for information, no response to emails. No feedback on our final assignment. Everyone in the group received the same mark regardless of the individual's participation. I would not recommend this course.