Bachelor On Campus

Video Game Design and Animation

18 months
35746 CAD/year
23440 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn the skills to turn your inspiration into games from leading video game creators by taking this Video Game Design and Animation program at Toronto Film School. 


In this Video Game Design and Animation program at Toronto Film School, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process with a faculty of active creators with games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 5, GTA 4, and Max Payne 3 to their credit. Modelled on the collaborative environments of the video game industry, you will design and produce mid-large scale games with peer artists.

Intellectual Property

You’ll own everything you create, from your art to scripts and games. You’ll have the opportunity to release your games even before you graduate and keep 100% of the profits.

Cross Collaboration

You’ll have a unique opportunity for cross-industry collaboration and networking. Creating mid-large scale games, your design team will work with student programmers in Video Game Design & Development. You’ll also produce video game concepts with writing students and character voiceovers with acting students.

Industry Professionals

You’ll be mentored by professional video game designers and active industry leaders with a pulse on the latest trends and practices. You’ll also share their invaluable insider connections and professional networks.

Career Directions

  • Concept Artist
  • Game Designer
  • Game Modeler
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Level Designer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Drawing
  • Game Modeling
  • Principles of Art & Design
  • Scripting for Games
  • Programming Logic
  • Game Platforms
  • History of Video Games

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • When submitting your transcripts, please make sure that you have successfully completed a Grade 11 visual arts course (Courses in Grade 11 Computers/Digital Media are also recommended, but not required).
  • We want to hear your thoughts on the gaming industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. We’ll be looking for your overall understanding of the video game industry and how you envision yourself building a gaming career. We encourage you to include major Canadian video game production companies, various skill sets of a design and development team, your ideal entry-level position after graduating, and growth trends in industry careers. Please note, your short essay will not be returned.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35746 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53619 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    23440 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35160 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • For our 18 month diploma programs, the total fee is $35,160. The international fee is an additional $18,459. 

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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