Course - Game Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Program Description

Course - Game Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Vancouver Film School’s Game Design program will help you become a professional game designer in just one year, taking you through the entire video game development cycle from concept to final game. You’ll work closely with video game industry mentors in an immersive environment that mirrors that of a professional studio as you design, produce, and present fully playable games.

What You Will Learn

The courses you’ll take to become a game designer will help you master many disciplines. The VFS Game Design curriculum guides you through the stages of concepting, level design, game interface design, all the way to scripting, programming, and complete game creation.

Designing and Creating Games

At VFS, you don't just think about games – you experience the development cycle firsthand as you design and produce two major game projects.

A Deeper Understanding of Games

Designing games means looking at them in a brand new way: combining all the theory, history, and practical know-how into a knowledgeable and versatile designer.

Interactive Storytelling

Stories are powerful tools for developing great games: they tie the gameplay together and engage the player on a deeper level.

Networking and Launching Your Career

The game industry is always changing. Staying a step ahead is vital, and the only way to do that is to be face to face with the industry every single day.

Start Dates:

  • January 5, 2015 Limited Seats Available
  • May 4, 2015
  • August 31, 2015

Program Requirements

Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program

  • OR -

A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a game that you are passionate about creating. Explain the concept, vision or idea. Include the genre of game you would utilize. Make references to other games to explain how you would make your game. In addition, provide a 1-page (maximum) outline detailing your story, possible levels, and characters.

Provide 1-2 pages (maximum) of diagrams explaining any features or game mechanics and a simplified map of the game world described in your synopsis.

*Intermediate computer skills are a requirement, including the ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Mar. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Mar. 2017
Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
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