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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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Futuregames
Stockholm, Sweden

Online, remote 10-week diploma course brought to you directly by industry professionals. Learn key marketing skills needed to work in the fast-growing games industry – Brand & ... +

Online, remote 10-week diploma course brought to you directly by industry professionals. Learn key marketing skills needed to work in the fast-growing games industry – Brand & Product Marketing, User Acquisition, ASO and more! -
Diploma
Part-time
10 weeks
English
07 Mar 2022
07 Feb 2022
Online
 
Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
Toronto, Canada

The Concept Art Diploma Program has been developed to meet the increasing level of proficiency required by the video game and animation industries. This program offers a rigor ... +

The Concept Art Diploma Program has been developed to meet the increasing level of proficiency required by the video game and animation industries. This program offers a rigorous, in-depth curriculum based on requirements from major video game producers and animation companies. This unique four-year diploma program includes a mix of fine art, illustration, animation, and cartooning courses, as well as concept courses and instruction in all necessary computer software from Photoshop to Maya. Our former graduates are employed by many video game companies, including 4 who are currently concept artists for UbiSoft in Toronto. The Concept Art Diploma Program has been developed to meet the increasing level of proficiency required by the video game and animation industries. This program offers a rigorous, in-depth curriculum based on suggestions and portfolio requirements from major video game producers and animation companies. -
Diploma
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
31 Jan 2022
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
Campus
 

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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
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
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
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

In the Video Game Design and Development program, you'll study at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in Downtown London, surrounded by leading g ... +

In the Video Game Design and Development program, you'll study at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in Downtown London, surrounded by leading gaming and tech industry firms. These innovators will mentor you and critique you. They'll show you how to get in and how to get ahead. This intensive three-year advanced diploma will focus on the tools and techniques you'll need to find an entry-level position as a concept artist, animator, level and game designer. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
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
 
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
Campus
 
Universidade Europeia
Lisbon, Portugal +2 More

Electronic Sports (also known as Esports) are a form of competition between two or more players / teams using video games. It is a relatively new industry, but it already gene ... +

Electronic Sports (also known as Esports) are a form of competition between two or more players / teams using video games. It is a relatively new industry, but it already generates revenues in excess of one billion dollars annually, having one of the highest growth rates in the entertainment industries. This is due in particular to the fact that brands invest in Esports Marketing as a way to communicate and interact with large audiences. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
7 months
Portuguese
Online
 
Northern Lights College
Fort St. John, Canada

The Diploma in Interactive Technologies and Game Design prepares graduates to work in the growing information technology industry that combines management, marketing, internet ... +

The Diploma in Interactive Technologies and Game Design prepares graduates to work in the growing information technology industry that combines management, marketing, internet, multimedia, networking, and software technologies to enhance business efficiency. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
May 2022
Campus
 
ESDi - Design School
Barcelona, Spain

Through the online Postgraduate Course in 3D Character Design for Videogames, you will be able to develop 3D characters for the most demanding video games on consoles and mobi ... +

Through the online Postgraduate Course in 3D Character Design for Videogames, you will be able to develop 3D characters for the most demanding video games on consoles and mobiles. Become a 3D artist through live classes with the best working professionals from large companies in the 3D animation and video game sector. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
4 months
Spanish
Online
 
IADE
Lisbon, Portugal

Video games is the most profitable entertainment area with an unstoppable growth both nationally and internationally. However, creating video games is not the same as playing ... +

Video games is the most profitable entertainment area with an unstoppable growth both nationally and internationally. However, creating video games is not the same as playing games. In recent years, there has been a greater demand for professionals with skills in programming and creating art for games. The industry, increasingly demanding and competitive, seeks other skills and the rarest of them in Portugal is that of Game Designer. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Part-time
9 months
English
Oct 2022
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
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
Campus
 
Raffles Design Institute Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This BA Games Art course aims not only to develop skills relevant to distinct areas of employment but also to foster collaborative and innovative skills typical of digital ent ... +

This BA Games Art course aims not only to develop skills relevant to distinct areas of employment but also to foster collaborative and innovative skills typical of digital entrepreneurs. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus