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Game Design and Development (BFAA)


Even beyond our world’s growing entertainment industry, gamification is becoming a widely used tool in training professionals in aviation, medicine, education and a number of other corporate environments.

For our Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (BFAA) in Game Design and Development, you’ll take courses from both Laurier and Conestoga College at our campus in Brantford. In 4 years, you’ll develop skills in game design, storytelling, project management and entrepreneurship. You’ll also acquire the skills needed to create a variety of games – video, flash, board and live-action games that can be used for entertainment or in other industries.

Note: This program is currently pending approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance/Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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Program Highlights

  • Develop your critical skills by undertaking a fourth-year project where you’ll situate a newly developed game within a cultural, sociological, historical or aesthetic context, and present your reflections and research to your classmates in the program and the university community at large.
  • Working with Laurier’s LaunchPad program, you can create and use games to solve problems in collaboration with local commercial, industrial, academic, cultural or social organizations.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Analog Gaming and Interactivity
  • Game Design Foundations
  • Introduction to Interactivity
  • 2D and 3D Design (Conestoga)
  • Sound Design for Games (Conestoga)
  • Games and Usability (Conestoga)

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 70%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.

Careers

  • Level programmer
  • Game designer
  • Sound designer
  • Game tester

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