• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    26545.333333333 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    21236 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

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.

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
For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To become a student at Toronto Film School:
  • 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
  • You must meet admission requirements for your program of choice
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 (Grade 11 Physics and Computers/Digital Media are also recommended, but not required).
  • We want to hear your thoughts on the gaming industry! Submit a short essay (300500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. Well 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 such details about the industry as: 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. Please note, your short essay will not be returned.

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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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