Video Game Designer Diploma

Think playing video games is fun? Just wait until you start making them! Trillium College’s Video Game Designer diploma program gives you the all the training and skills you need to kick off an exciting career in the video game design industry.

Why choose Trillium College for this program? Our Video Game Designer program stands out because it puts a heavy focus on the artistic and transmedia skills required in this highly creative industry. We will show you how to take your graphics further with our courses in concept art, 3D modelling, level and ultra-realistic environmental asset design, the Adobe suite of software and much more. Also, this course will teach you the computer programming and problem-solving skills this industry requires.

Areas of Focus

Interested in the nitty gritty of what we cover? This academic program covers information in the following subject areas:

  • Game Analysis and Technical Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Level and Asset Design
  • Concept Art and Animation
  • Character Modelling using 3DS Max / Maya
  • Environment Modelling
  • Unity3D
  • HTML5
  • C++ Programming for Game Development
  • Unreal Engine
  • Scripting in Video Games
  • Mobile Game Design
  • Game Design for Social Networks

In conjunction with your in-class activities, you will complete a demo reel of your projects showcasing your accomplishments in the program.

 

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of Trillium College’s Video Game Designer program, you may find exciting work as an environment modeller, animator, level designer, mission scripter, game designer, technical artist, QA engineer, web designer, visual effects producer, writer or story boarder.

Upon successfully graduating from the program and earning their Video Game Designer diploma, students will qualify to apply for a number of positions, including:

  • Environment Modeler
  • Animator
  • Level Designer
  • Mission Scripter
  • Game Designer
  • Technical Artist
  • QA Engineer
  • Visual Effects Producer
  • Writer
  • Story Boarder
  • Web Designer

Salary

According to jobbank.gc.ca an average salary for a graphic arts technician is $34.13 per hour (NOC 2174).

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status (18 years of age)
  • Passing score on the entrance evaluation

Additional Information

Career Options

  • Animator
  • Artist and designer
  • Game artist
  • Game designer
  • Game narrative designer
  • Level designer
  • QA game tester
  • Storyboarder
  • Technical artist
  • User interface designer
  • Writer

Job Options

  • Film companies
  • Television companies
  • Gaming companies
  • Software developers
  • Virtual reality developers
  • Web design firms

Program Availability

Campuses
Oshawa
St. Catharines
Oshawa Starts
November 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
St. Catharines Starts
January 2018
March 2018
May 2018
June 2018
Kingston Starts
N/A

Subject to change.
Contact a Career Coach for details.