- Program Code:6432
- School:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
- Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
- Program Type:Post-secondary program
- Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters
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Game – Development is a three-year advanced diploma program that aims to develop expert game designers who are able to create and develop their own titles. The program will prepare you to become technically literate with the ability to advance the conceptual and cultural potential of games.
By concentrating on the practical applications of the game production process from the artistic, managerial and technical sides, the program will introduce you to 2D and 3D design processes and foundations of computer programming. You'll also learn to effectively communicate with teams of artists and programmers to design, prototype and iterate their own fully playable 2D and 3D games, and gain other professional and personal skills for success in the industry.
|Course Code||Course Title|
|COMM-170/COMM-171||College Communications 2|
|GDDV-200||Game Theory and Culture 2|
|GDDV-201||Project Management for Games|
|GDDV-204||History of Computer Game Design: Technology & Culture|
|GDDV-206||Game Development 2|
|GDDV-207||Game Studio Practicum 1|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|Course Code||Course Title|
Successful graduates of the Game – Development Advanced Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward 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 partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (Also available at Brampton, ON campus)|
|Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours degree - multiple majors|
|McMaster University||BScN Level I|
|Ontario Tech University||Bachelor of Information Technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship|
|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||Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - Applied Computing|
|York University||Honours Computer Science|
|Honours Bachelor degree in 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.
Applicants are required to submit an online portfolio to demonstrate creativity and ability to communicate visually.
THREE (3) pieces of your own work demonstrating your interest in at least TWO (2) of the following areas:
Presentation should be neat and simple, not distracting from the work itself
After submission and grading of the portfolio, successful candidates will be invited to attend an informal tour and information session with the Game Development coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|