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A diploma is an academic document awarded by schools that indicates proficiency in a given area. Generally, a diploma is earned after successfully completing comprehensive coursework on a particular topic or within a particular academic discipline.

Game design is a term used to signify the branch of design that creates multimedia entertainment options, such as online gaming platforms, video games and handheld gaming devices. Game design may include writing computer code as well as designing the overall look of the game.

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Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts

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 b ... [+]

Overview

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).

As a student in the Advanced Game Design program, you’ll experience the entire game development cycle—from creating concept art and UI & UX for games to coding for artificial intelligence (non-player character behavior) and virtual reality gaming experiences. Develop specialized skills that prepare you for cutting-edge careers in one of the most vibrant, multifaceted, and expansive industries ever. Your industry instructors will give you the skills, training and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in exciting careers in game design, concept art, UI/UX design, animation, technical art, and emerging technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Institute of Technology Development of 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 industr ... [+]

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.

Admission requirements Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia, 19 years or older) Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements. Career opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to secure employment as application programmers and system analysts.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Centre for Arts and Technology

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 ... [+]

Receive hands-on 3d animation training from our animation experts at the Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna, BC college campus. 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. In just 24 months, you’ll receive the 3d animation training to earn your professional diploma and come away with a knock-out portfolio and demo reel showcasing your talents to potential employers. These are just some of the career paths you could take with your two-year diploma in 3d Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects:... [-]

Canada Kelowna
September 2019
Full-time
24 months
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

The 3D Modeling for Animation & Games diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry ... [+]

Animated Learning

Go from admiring the animation in your favourite video games and movies to creating it. Our graduates have built careers in some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names. The animation and film industries are booming in Vancouver and beyond, with employers seeking those who deliver the perfect balance of technical and artistic ability. Through the Diploma program, students take their passion for animation and technical understanding to become a 3D-character artist. Building on a foundation of artistic training, students graduate from the program with a professional portfolio that showcases their accomplishments to the industry.

Each three-month quarter of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to provide the opportunity for students to accomplish specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. Each course builds on the lessons of the ones before it and each quarter is a prerequisite for the following.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

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 achi ... [+]

The Theory Behind Gaming

Students in the Game Art and Design Diploma program build rock-solid skills in design, level design, game scripting, written communication, as well as 2D and 3D art. Students learn to write professional design documentation, design games, game systems, game mechanics and level environments, as well as apply knowledge to create their own interactive experiences. Students also have the opportunity to develop professional quality production work to showcase in a portfolio project.

Course Objectives

Graduates will demonstrate:

the application of learned concepts from foundation level design courses: Game design principles and terminology, research, critical analysis, prototyping, gaming systems design, level design, user-interface design, design for business requirements, as well as scripting and art. Applied technical knowledge of scripting, design tools and software in accordance with current industry standards. practical understanding and application of the principles of game design, systems design, level design, user interface design, user experience design, platform-specific design, and free-to-play game design. professionalism through the process of conceptualizing, planning, executing, and delivering quality game design projects that will lead toward the capstone project and self-promotion package in accordance with current industry standards. knowledge of the managerial and developmental aspects of the game production pipeline and demonstrate knowledge of planning, budgeting, specifications, constraints, scope, teamwork, problem solving, and deadlines that go into making a market ready game. ability to work on team-based game development projects. Overview ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

Video game programmers must be well versed in the technical aspects of game creation. They must be able to create the core game engine subsystems, integrate art assets, a ... [+]

Bring Games to Life

Programmers have the technological know-how to turn a game designer’s concepts and visions in fruition with computer code. Using industry-driven programming tools, students enhance the techniques they already have and develop the ones needed to spark imaginations and launch a creative and in-demand career in a field they love.

Course Objectives

The Visual & Game Programming diploma program is an intense hands-on program with a focus on technical programming skills for video games. While the emphasis is on object oriented programming, students also study mathematics, scripting, game design, and algorithm development. In addition to core programming skills, the curriculum introduces students to a number of programming topics including graphics, physics, gameplay and tools development. ... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
VCAD Visual College of Art and Design

The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they’ll need to become a part of this growing industry. In or ... [+]

You want to turn your passion for playing video games into a successful career? The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they’ll need to become a part of this growing industry. In order to be successful in the game, animation and CGI industries, you'll learn the key of storytelling, game design, game play, modeling, and animation techniques. From color theory, design fundamentals to life drawing, students will be able to apply industry standard software tools and techniques to production processes.

Career opportunities can be found in a variety of CGI-based industries, including computer animation studios, game development companies, post production and special effects studios. They may also work for industrial design firms and software producers, or for companies that require the production of 3D graphics and animation.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus