• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months


From concept through to development and marketing, you’ll learn the entire game creation process in a variety of roles, including programming, game design, interface development, production, audio and sound, as well as business plans and commercial strategies. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to work with students in design and animation to create and commercialize a multi-level interactive game. At the end of the Video Game Design and Development program from Toronto Film School, you’ll leave with a diverse portfolio of video games that showcase your industry-ready skills to tackle any game production challenge.

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.

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.

Through hands-on learning and industry-oriented projects, you’ll develop the skills to develop industry standard video games in just 18 months.

Career directions

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

Who hires our graduates?

  • EA Sports
  • Gameloft
  • Ubisoft
  • Osnap! Games
  • Riot Games

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 include:

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • You must have an Ontario secondary school diploma (grade 12) or its equivalent.
  • You may be asked to take a mature student test, if you are over 18 and not enrolling directly from secondary school
Video Game Design and Development
    • 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 
    • 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. 

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      26545.333333333 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 39818 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
    • National Applies to you

      21236 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 31854 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    For our 18 month diploma programs, the total fee is $31,854. The international fee is an additional $7,964.

    Living costs for Toronto

    • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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


    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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