36 months
17950 CAD/year
6820 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Game - Art programme taught at Durham College offers a well-balanced education in every aspect of the game development process, with a focus towards training artists for the game industry. 


There is an enormous difference between playing games and creating them, and this program is designed to teach you how to convert your love of gameplay and artistry into a lucrative career. The experience and knowledge gained in the Game - Art programme taught at Durham College have given graduates the edge in landing careers in industry-leading game studios.

This program was developed with input from veterans in the digital entertainment industry and continues to garner enthusiastic support from studios and professional artists across the country. Our industry trained professors are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. The focus of this hands-on program is to develop and hone your skills as a digital artist through project-based learning and instruction.

You will explore environment and level design, employing modelling, surfacing, lighting techniques and special effects in industry leading real-time engines. All of your work will be supported by a strong foundation in animation for games, technical art, and concept art.


What you could be:

  • 3D modeler
  • Environment artist
  • Game developer
  • Level designer
  • Surfacing artist
  • Animator for games
  • Technical artist
  • Concept artist
  • Pre-production artist
  • 3D generalist
  • Quality assurance technician 

Where you could work:

  • Game studios
  • Animation studios
  • Digital production companies
  • Architectural previsualization
  • Training and simulation employing real-time engines

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Animating I - Games 
  • Cinematic Arts I - Games
  • Texturing I - Games 
  • General Education Elective
  • Modelling I - Games 
  • Pre-Production Design I-Games 
  • Traditional Art Tech 1-Games

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 mathematics (C, M or U)
  • Portfolio of work


  • Senior-level visual arts credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17950 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8975 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    6820 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3410 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Tuition for international students $8,869.38 for semester 3, 4, 5 and 6.  

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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