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  • 18 months
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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.

For Graduates With The Passion To Do More

Maximize your potential in the Video Game industry with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management. Our articulation agreement with Yorkville University lets you complete your BBA in under 2 years while working, and helps develop invaluable business skills for commercializing games, managing finances, marketing, and more.

Career Directions

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35748 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53616 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    23436 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35158 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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For the18 month diploma programs, the total fee is $35,158. The international fee is an additional $18,458.

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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