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Centennial College's Game – Art program will allow you to gain the skills to launch a career in the dynamic, ever-expanding and intensely creative interactive game industry. In just 16 consecutive months, the offering will prepare you for a career of imagination, innovative design and storytelling.
You'll receive intensive hands-on training in Game – Art and learn to build traditional 3D art assets for games, develop game environments and characters, and express your one-of-a-kind creativity. Developed by industry professionals and School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design instructors with a forward-thinking approach towards the next wave of interactive games, this games diploma program is well-respected in the industry.
- Thanks to small classes, there will be an excellent teacher to student ratio, making it easy to interact with dedicated and passionate instructors who are working professionals in the game industry.
- During the fourth semester, you'll participate in a field placement.
- The use of the latest software and hardware will ensure your seamless transition into a production environment.
- You'll have access to excellent facilities, including dedicated labs with 24/7 student access.
- The Story Arts Centre is nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, a five-minute walk from the Pape Subway station and just steps from the thriving Danforth restaurant district.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CO-109||Drawing for 3D Modeling and Animation|
|COMM-160/COMM-161||College Communications 1|
|GAME-110||Anatomy and Construction|
|GAME-112||Composition and Colour|
|GAME-113||3D Modelling and Texturing 1|
|GAME-199||Creativity In Context|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/COMM-171||College Communications 2|
|GAME-210||Environment Design 1|
|GAME-211||Character Design 1|
|GAME-212||Digital Painting 1|
|GAME-213||3D Modelling and Texturing 2|
|GAME-215||Life Drawing 2|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Successful graduates of the Game Art and Design Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at Brampton, ON campus)|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management|
|Lakehead University||Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts|
|Ontario Tech University (UOIT)||Honours Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Honours Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)|
|Royal Roads University||Bachelor of Arts - Professional Communications|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|Windsor, University of||Bachelor of Arts Liberal Arts and Professional Studies|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree - any major|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.
- Environment artist
- Character artist
- Surfacing artist
- Concept artist
- Level designer
- Game concept artist
- Technical artist
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- English language proficiency
- Attend a mandatory Game – Art program admission session, where you will submit a portfolio of work.
- A portfolio is a demonstration of your creativity and ability to communicate visually
- Portfolio pieces may include: life drawings, sketches, paintings, sculptures or digitally produced artwork
- Should include 10-15 pieces of your best work
- Presentation should be neat and simple, not distracting from the work itself
- Preference will be given to applicants who have traditional life drawing skills and demonstrate familiarity with one or more graphics applications such as Photoshop, ZBrush, 3DS Max or Maya.
- After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book the Game – Art program admission session.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|