Toronto Film School

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Video Game Design and Animation

Toronto Film School

Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Game and Interactive Media Design
Length:18 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $36,230

Cost listed is for the entirety of the program.

Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers

Description:

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process with a faculty of active creators with games such as Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 5, GTA 4, and Max Payne 3 to their credit. Modelled on the collaborative environments of the video game industry, you will design and produce mid-large scale games with peer artists. You will learn how to create artwork and animation, compose audio effect and music, and develop production and business plans. You will graduate with a robust portfolio showcasing your creative and business expertise

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or its equivalent.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests

    • When submitting your transcripts, please make sure that you have successfully completed a Grade 11 visual arts course (Courses in Grade 11 Computers/Digital Media are also recommended, but not required).
    • We want to hear your thoughts on the gaming industry! Submit a short essay (300–500 words) outlining your personal and career goals in video games. We’ll be looking for your overall understanding of the video game industry and how you envision yourself building a gaming career. We encourage you to include major Canadian video game production companies, various skill sets of a design and development team, your ideal entry-level position after graduating, and growth trends in industry careers. Please note, your short essay will not be returned.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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