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Game Design

GAMESchool of Creative Industries

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Flex / Full-time


Ontario College Diploma

Program Duration

4 Semesters

Program Contacts

Aaron Langille

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6318
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Program Overview

Calling all aspiring game creators! Embark on a life-changing adventure  

Unleash your imagination! Delve into game design theory and application as you train to create immersive experiences across video games, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Learn to design and develop commercial-quality games and experiences for a broad range of industries such as entertainment, health, education, construction, marketing, mining, and worlds yet to be explored. 

Over the course of the program, you’ll go from concept to market-ready gaming worlds. You’ll explore the art and science of developing authentic scenarios for both consumer enjoyment and commercial training in this ever-evolving medium. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • No portfolio required to gain admission 
  • Gain the skills to become an entry-level game creator 
  • Expert faculty and industry partners 
  • Learn on industry-standard software 
  • Create 2D and 3D portfolios in your chosen specialization of game design


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
GME 1001Game Psychology 3
GME 1003Introduction to Programming3
GME 1004Game Level Design I3
GME 1005Game Design Theory I3
GME 1006Game Asset Creation 3
GME 1007Game Engine Development3
ENG 1002College Communications3
Semester 2
GME 1002Stories, Quests and Missions 3
GME 1008Game Asset Integration 3
GME 1009Game Animation3
GME 1010Game Design Theory II3
GME 1011Object-Oriented Programming 3
GME 1012Game Development Workshop I3
One General Education Course. 13
Semester 3
GME 1013Game Mechanics and Prototyping3
GME 1014Game Level Design II3
GME 1015UI UX for Games3
GME 1016Game Production 4
GME 1018Game Development Workshop II 3
GME 1020AI for Games3
One General Education Course. 13
Semester 4
GME 1017Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
GME 1019Game Sound and Music3
GME 1021AR/VR in Gaming 4
GME 1022 Game Development Capstone Project 8
One General Education Course. 13
 Total Credits85

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$4,660.64Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$17,608.33Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Creative Industries

Looking to further your craft and pursue a career where your creativity can lead to a fulfilling career? At Cambrian, a program in Creative Industries allows you to tap into your talents and develop skills that can allow you to pursue that ideal job. You’ll learn from industry professionals who have been able to create and succeed in the modern workplace.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in the computer gaming industry as:

  • Game Marketer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Creative Director for Software Development
  • Video Game Development
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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