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In this Video Game Design and Development program from Toronto Film School you will learn the entire game creation process from a faculty of active creators with games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Asteroids, GTA 4 and Max Payne 3 to their credit. In environments replicating the industry, you will explore all areas of video game design and programming for mobile, PC, web and console. 

Cross Collaboration

Collaborating with students across creative programs, you’ll experience the real world working environment of cross-industry teams. You’ll produce mid-large scale games with peer designers and programmers. You’ll also produce video game concepts with writing students and voiceovers with acting students.

Real World Education

Working with hand-on projects in industry-modeled teams, you’ll build a professional portfolio of medium-large scale video games that will set you apart in the job market. Using the latest technology and software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 4 and others.

Industry Professionals

In small classes, you’ll be mentored by practicing video game designers who are actively connected to the industry. They offer students the most current industry insights and best practices, as well as invaluable networking opportunities.

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 programming gameplay, managing projects and production, and more.

Career Directions

  • Game Play Programmer
  • Audio Programmer
  • QA Software Developer
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Project Manager
  • Game Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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 math course. Alternatively, you can complete a Math Camp course to become prepared for entry into the program.
  • Submit a short essay (300–500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. 
  • Looking for your overall understanding of the video game industry and how you envision yourself building a gaming career. Include details about the industry: Canadian video game production companies, skill sets of design and development teams, 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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