Programs

Video Game Design Technologies

Diploma Program + Internship: 90 weeks
Diploma Program only: 74 weeks

PROGRAM OVERVIEW


At triOS College, the Video Game Design Technologies (VGDT) program offers curriculum designed to support a team approach to interactive media and game development. This team environment is a ‘must have’ in the gaming industry.

Game creation requires a combination of skills, including graphic design, animation, level design, scripting, and sound design. Our program content provides courses that support all of these skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn, think and respond within a team, by alternating in each varying role. Portfolio development is also an important part of our program. A well-developed portfolio is a must for employment interviews. Students will complete 8 interactive media and game projects, while enrolled in the program that will contribute to their portfolios.

Students receive:
  • A custom Alienware laptop and design tablet
  • Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Eight gaming portfolio projects
  • Lifelong portfolio website
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for up to two years*
  • Real-world work experience with a 16 week Internship!
  • Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus and DreamSpark Premium 


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities for graduates include entry level employment as a Video Game Level Designer, Video Game Animator, Video Game Graphic Artist, Interactive Media Designer, Graphical User Interface Designer, and Quality Assurance/Game Tester.
Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE
  • Snakehead Games
  • XMG Studio Inc.
  • Digital Extremes
  • Sony Canada
  • Phantom Compass Games
  • Big Blue Bubble
  • The Ant Firm
  • Game Loft Toronto
  • March Entertainment
  • And more!
SALARY INFORMATION

Average Wage ($/hr)  - $32.97
High Wage ($/hr)        - $46.67

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed).

NOC CODE: 2174

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