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Video Game Design SchoolsBreak into one of the world's most prosperous and entertaining industries. Video game design schools provide opportunities to begin developing your imagination and talent for a career in a field that values fun, play, and creativity.

Maybe you're drawn to gaming because of the visuals and animation. Or perhaps it's the programming aspect that most interests you. Either way, learning the skills involved in game development is easier when you have good courses and instructors to help guide you.

That's why so many programs in video game design exist. Having multiple options allows you to choose a path of training to match your ambition and what you'd like to learn. In fact, you can even opt to focus on a particular area such as art, audio, or scripting.

So take this chance to discover the educational possibilities open to you. Each school below is ready to share more information about how they can assist you in becoming a professional in this popular and growing industry. Connect with at least one of them today!

Featured School

The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver


The Art Institute of Vancouver


  • 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • Animation Art & Design
  • Game Art & Design
  • Game Programming
  • Visual & Game Programming


Featured School

Trillium College
Trillium College

Trillium College


Oshawa, Ontario
Peterborough, Ontario
St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Video Game Designer



Popular Schools


The Art Institute of Vancouver


Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • Animation Art & Design
  • Game Art & Design
  • Game Programming
  • Visual & Game Programming
  • Trillium College


    Oshawa, Ontario
    Peterborough, Ontario
    St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Video Game Designer
  • triOS College


    Hamilton, Ontario
    Kitchener, Ontario
    London, Ontario
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Video Game Design & Development
  • Video Game Design Technologies
  • Centre for Arts and Technology


    Kelowna, British Columbia
  • 2D Animation & Digital Art
  • Animation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects
  • Toronto Film School


    Toronto, Ontario
  • Video Game Design and Animation
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • CDI College


    Toronto, Ontario
  • Game Development and Design
  • Full Sail University


    Online
  • Game Art
  • Game Design
  • Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology


    London, Ontario
  • Internet and Game Audio
  • Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design


    Toronto, Ontario
  • Concept Art
  • Stratford Career Institute


    Distance Learning
  • Video Game Design


  • Video Game Design Career FAQs

    What Kind of Video Game Designer Can I Be?

    That largely depends on your specific aspirations and the types of courses you choose. For instance, you might decide to develop your abilities in one or more areas such as:

    • Concept development—coming up with a game's story, settings, characters, and theme
    • Art—designing the look and movement of characters, objects, or background environments
    • Game mechanics—establishing the rules as well as how elements interact based on an underlying mathematical structure
    • Audio design—finding, recording, and editing music and sounds used throughout a game
    • Coding—making everything work using appropriate programming languages and strategies

    Should I Train Online or in a Traditional Classroom?

    Both options offer the chance to receive a good education. So think about how you prefer to learn.

    Given its electronic nature, video game design is well-suited for learning online. The digital environment offers a lot of flexibility and makes it simple to transfer work to your instructors and receive useful feedback and assistance as you progress.

    On the other hand, taking your courses exclusively in a face-to-face classroom setting provides a way to interact with your classmates in a more personal way. It's especially beneficial if you enjoy having more structure.

    Of course, you might find that a hybrid program matches your individual learning style best. In this scenario, classes are given partially in the classroom and partially online. And, in some cases, most of your classes are conducted in-person, but you have access to a lot of Web-based training resources as well.

    What Is My Salary Potential?

    Video game designers in Canada tend to make anywhere from $47,879 to $77,043 per year.* But since this is a high-growth and high-profit industry, it's possible to make more than that. As your skills advance and you accumulate more experience, you increase your chances of being able to command a larger salary. That's especially true of many designers who go on to create their own game companies or know how to develop titles for multiple gaming platforms, including mobile ones.

    Which Schools Offer What I Need?

    Every school above has options you might want to consider. But you can also use the easy search function on this page to find additional programs that can help you begin realizing your goal of enjoying a highly creative career.



    * Workopolis, website last visited on March 11, 2014.