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Get the Skills to Become a Video Game Designer

Join the exciting, fun, and high growth field of Video Game Design; start your career training at Oxford College

1.5 Year Video Game Designer Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Video gaming isn’t considered to be nerdy or fringe anymore; it’s a multi-billion dollar industry that’s gone mainstream! Just ask any of the people you see on the street playing games on their smartphones. Whether it’s action, adventure, role-playing, strategy, sports, puzzle, or another type of game that you enjoy, it’s never been a better time to get into Video Game Design.

As a Video Game Designer, you would work in a team to design and develop video games. Knowing web development, graphic design, and programming could greatly help with this career, and having a passion for the video game industry is a must!

Flexible Program Options

If you’re interested in starting a rewarding new career, but you can’t put your entire life on hold to pursue it, you’re in the right place. At Oxford College, we offer flexible class schedules including Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend sessions. We also offer flexible learning options (Online, Hybrid and In-person) for many of our programs.

For more information about Oxford College’s flexible program options, inquire today!

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Video Game Designer

1.5 Year Diploma | $45,760 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by television and film production companies & multimedia establishments
  • Training in Producing Computerized Images, 2D/3D Animation and Developing Design Concepts
  • Advance into UX Design, Programming, Software Engineering and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for video game designers in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $31,720 to the highest 10% of workers earning $75,400.

Become Qualified in Video Game Design

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. As part of the program, you will complete a portfolio showcasing your accomplishments and industry-ready skills.

During the Video Game Designer program, you’ll 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
  • Paint or ink individual cells of 2D or 3D animated drawings according to animator’s specifications using an electronic palette
  • Layout, draw, or paint letters, figures, logos, and designs for windows, advertisements, billboards, vehicles, books, and publications using specialized software or painting equipment

Is a Career as a Video Game Designer Right for You? Take the Oxford College 'Video Game Design Career Training Readiness Quiz'

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Video Game Design Career Training Readiness score now!

Countless Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by publishing, communications, advertising, marketing, printing, and multimedia establishments, and by television and film production companies.

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

  • Video Game Designer
  • Animator
  • Character Designer
  • Audio Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Game Developer

You may also choose to go to do freelance work and be self-employed.

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.

Is a Rewarding Career in Video Game Design Right For You? Get More Info…

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