Digital Design – Game Design Program (Postgraduate) (G405)

Program Description

Program Overview

Video games have become one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the twenty-first century. The Digital Design – Game Design one-year graduate certificate is a rigorous program of study that focuses on the principles and techniques of video game design and production required to break into the industry.

Full Description

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.

You 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 as a graduate of this program, you will find employment in the game industry. Prior to graduation, you will have assembled a portfolio/demo of your creative work demonstrating your ability in game design and highlighting your chosen area of specialization.

Your Field Education Options

Students with approved portfolios are eligible for non-mandatory external field placements in semester 3.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates may go on to careers designing and managing design in the game and digital media sector or in their own business. Graduates of this program will have acquired the necessary skills to be employed as:

  • game designers
  • creative directors
  • level designers
  • producers
  • project managers

Educational Pathways

G405 Game Design Program Educational Path Diagram

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest alumni stories 

Watch the video to see some of the incredible work created by students of the Digital Design – Game Design program.
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