Video Game
Designer

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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

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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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