Video Game
Designer

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Complete this program
in just 74 weeks!

Secure a job after the program and earn approximately $25.82 an hour.

Oxford College’s Video Game Designer program prepares you for a rewarding career in the video game industry. Concentrating on both the artistic and technical sides of video game design, our program equips you with the programming and problem-solving skills required in this creative industry.

As a video game designer, you will assist in conceptualizing projects; interpreting design specifications or sketches; preparing the page make-up, layout, and lettering; and preparing production materials for press, electronic, or multimedia publishing. Students will complete projects both individually and in teams. As part of the program, you will complete a portfolio showcasing your accomplishments and industry-ready skills.

Students will
learn how to:

  • Review the graphic designer’s instructions
  • Produce or assist in developing and producing design concepts
  • Capture elements such as titles, text, drawings, illustrations, graphics, lettering and colour harmonization, using a computer
  • Produce computerized images and drawings
  • Digitize images using peripherals and transform them using retouching systems, graphic palettes, or specialized software
  • Perform the layout, page make-up, and placement using the conceptual mock-ups provided
  • Produce proofs and camera-ready materials and prepare film and any other prepress materials
  • Paint or ink individual cells of 2D or 3D animated drawings according to animator’s specifications using an electronic palette
  • Lay out, draw, or paint letters, figures, logos, and designs for windows, advertisements, billboards, vehicles, books, and publications using specialized software or painting equipment
  • Work in an interdisciplinary environment

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by publishing, communications, advertising, marketing, printing, and multimedia establishments, and by television and film production companies. They may also be self-employed.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may find employment as:

  • Video game designer
  • Animator
  • Character designer
  • Audio designer
  • Level designer
  • Storyboard artist
  • Technical artist
  • Texture artist
  • Game developer

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