Game Development

Algonquin College

Program Description

Game Development

Algonquin College

Game Development

This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares students for careers as game developers, a profession increasingly in demand by various industries including entertainment, education, government and consumer products.


A growing number of individuals are using the Internet, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, kiosks, computer displays, and other digital equipment to pursue games of strategy, skill, interest and entertainment. Strong emphasis is placed on developing the hands-on component which is offered through courses in game design and development, traditional and digital imaging, authoring, animation and programming. Students also complete individual and team-based projects.


Success Factors


This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the game development industry.
  • Like using computers and technology applications.


Your Career


There are many opportunities for game developers. Specific employment opportunities may include: game designer, game developer, game programmer, game engineer; graphic designer, graphic developer, graphic programmer, graphic engineer; software designer, software developer, software programmer, software engineer; animator, 2D/3D animator; concept artist, character artist; art director, technical director; 2D/3D artist; sound designer, sound engineer, sound technician; game tester; writer, author, scriptwriter, content developer; project manager; producer; level designer, scene designer, character designer, background designer; video designer, video engineer, video technician and instructor. Please note: Most opportunities in gaming exist outside of the Ottawa region.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
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3 years
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Canada Ottawa, Ontario
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