Diploma Programs in Game Design

Receiving a diploma is an educational accomplishment that gives students a concentrated curriculum through lectures and practical applications in a particular field of study. These types of programs usually take from one to two years of study to complete. What is a diploma in game design? Such a program offers students instruction in the development of ideas and the production of video games for c… Read more

Receiving a diploma is an educational accomplishment that gives students a concentrated curriculum through lectures and practical applications in a particular field of study. These types of programs usually take from one to two years of study to complete.

What is a diploma in game design? Such a program offers students instruction in the development of ideas and the production of video games for consumer use. Providing an intensive curriculum in both technical and artistic courses, individuals often receive a variety of classes such as character development, scene design, and storyboard development with the latest software and techniques in the video game industry. From computer animation to enhanced visual effects, most instruction will focus on practical technical skills in use in the workforce.

By earning this type of diploma, individuals may garner proficiency in design skills that are necessary for those seeking employment in the gaming industry. Promoting high standards of professionalism, a diploma in game design can provide an important base skill set for success in a growing and lucrative field.

Schools all over the globe are offering diplomas in game design due to the high demand for consumer products on an international level. Costs will be different depending on the curriculum and the location of your chosen program. Contact specific administrative offices for questions about costs.

When you graduate from this course of study, you will likely have the skills to begin a career in the production of video games. Dependent upon job parameters from particular employers, you could qualify for various technical positions, including visual and graphic design, within companies. Your skill set and portfolio can set you apart in this competitive yet lucrative field.

Many diploma programs around the world will have a particular concentration. Determine your particular focus and location, and search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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CSVPA
Cambridge, United Kingdom

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported ... +

In the first year you will explore a range of creative subject areas including 3D Design, Textiles, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Photography and Moving image supported by Life drawing and Visual studies. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts
Vancouver, Canada

Don’t let the word “game” fool you. The gaming industry is the largest, fastest-growing media industry in the world. It’s bigger than Hollywood, and it dwarfs the music busine ... +

Don’t let the word “game” fool you. The gaming industry is the largest, fastest-growing media industry in the world. It’s bigger than Hollywood, and it dwarfs the music business, making more than $138 billion in 2018, a 13% increase over the previous year (Newzoo’s Global Games Market Report 2018). -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
04 Jun 2020
14 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Informatics Academy
Singapore

The International Diploma in Gaming and Animation Technology teaches students the basics of animation and game creation. Subjects include using programming languages C++ and J ... +

The International Diploma in Gaming and Animation Technology teaches students the basics of animation and game creation. Subjects include using programming languages C++ and Java for game creations, games mathematics and physics, web technologies, introduction to computers and networking, video and image editing skills and creating arcade-style games. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
10 months
English
Campus
 
CEV - Escuela Superior de Comunicación, Imagen y Sonido
Madrid, Spain

The Superior Technician in 3D Animations, Games and Interactive Environments at a Distance will prepare you to obtain one of the most powerful profiles of the current market. ... +

The Superior Technician in 3D Animations, Games and Interactive Environments at a Distance will prepare you to obtain one of the most powerful profiles of the current market. You will learn the artistic techniques with which you can create and design characters, scenarios and 2D and 3D animation objects. This degree is taught exclusively in SPANISH. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Online
 
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Hong Kong

To cope with the rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become ... +

To cope with the rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become professionals for design and development of computer game, computer animation, and visual effects. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

Centennial College's Game – Programming offering sees you graduate with an advanced diploma and the know how to launch a career in the game software industry.

Centennial College's Game – Programming offering sees you graduate with an advanced diploma and the know how to launch a career in the game software industry. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process in the Video Game Design and Animation Diploma – listed as one of the best i ... +

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process in the Video Game Design and Animation Diploma – listed as one of the best in the world by the prestigious Princeton Review. Modeled on the collaborative environments of the video game industry, you will design and produce games with peer artists, as well as programmers in Video Game Design and Development. You will learn how to create artwork and animation, compose audio effect and music, and develop production and business plans. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Centre for Arts and Technology
Kelowna, Canada

You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit and t ... +

You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit and tie is just not what you have in mind. Working with a team of talented colleagues on the next blockbuster game or animated feature is where you see yourself in the near future. It’s time to bring your dreams to life. -
Diploma
Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achieved ... +

The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achieved by building foundational skill sets in game design, level design, game scripting, written communication, as well as 2D and 3D art. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The IED Videogames Diploma provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills, both technical and creative, and about the videogame business, to guarantee their profess ... +

The IED Videogames Diploma provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills, both technical and creative, and about the videogame business, to guarantee their professional success in the interactive content industry. An increasingly strong industrial and economic force, in constant innovation. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
14 Sep 2020
20 Jul 2020
Campus
 
triOS College
Mississauga, Canada +8 More

At triOS College, the Video Game Design and Development program offers curriculum designed to support a team approach to game development. This team environment is a ‘must hav ... +

At triOS College, the Video Game Design and Development program offers curriculum designed to support a team approach to game development. This team environment is a ‘must have’ in the gaming industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
78 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
RUBIKA
Valenciennes, France

The objective of the Bachelor Rubika cycle is to enable our students to discover all areas of digital creation, to specialize in the field of their choice (industrial design, ... +

The objective of the Bachelor Rubika cycle is to enable our students to discover all areas of digital creation, to specialize in the field of their choice (industrial design, animation or video game), to acquire solid knowledge bases academic necessary to create, to master the technical tools and know team work by project. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
3 years
French
Campus
 
Institute of Technology Development of Canada
Vancouver, Canada

This Co-op diploma program focuses on preparing you to work as a programmer with a specialization in the video game industry, requiring the application of current industry pol ... +

This Co-op diploma program focuses on preparing you to work as a programmer with a specialization in the video game industry, requiring the application of current industry policies, practices, procedures, and tools. This program will give you the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills in industry standard programming languages, database design and application, fundamentals of object-oriented programming, HTML, Javascript, graphical assets and practical software applications. -
Diploma
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Sydney, Australia +9 More

Game designers are the visionaries and evangelists for a game development project. They thrive on new ideas and are always thinking about how users will interact and enjoy the ... +

Game designers are the visionaries and evangelists for a game development project. They thrive on new ideas and are always thinking about how users will interact and enjoy the experience that they’ve created. A great game designer possesses a combination of technical knowledge, artistic skill and most importantly, the ability to communicate and understand people. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Ludwigsburg, Germany

The subject area Interactive Media trains its students in the conceptualization, production and the artistic design of interactive applications such as games, apps or media in ... +

The subject area Interactive Media trains its students in the conceptualization, production and the artistic design of interactive applications such as games, apps or media installations. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English, German
Campus