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Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Design - Game Design George Brown College - Waterfront Campus George Brown College - Waterfront Campus, Canada

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CAD 32960

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

Application Fee

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12 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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88

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Video games have become one of the leading forms of artistic expression in the twenty-first century. In the Digital Design – Game Design one-year graduate certificate program, you'll develop your production and design skills through courses like design documentation, milestone and pipeline scheduling, game design theory, and psychology.

Taught by faculty with industry experience and mentored by local game industry leaders, you'll learn how to design and develop games, not only for the entertainment market, but also for serious gaming applications in health, education, construction, marketing, and other sectors. You'll even get the unique opportunity to develop commercial quality games in a simulated video game studio environment, at times working with industry partners, game artists, and programmers.

This program will prepare you to work in the game industry once you graduate. Before graduation, you'll have a portfolio/demo of your creative work that shows off your abilities in game design and highlights your area of specialty.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
    • Design environment and characters using the principles of game design.
    • Read, analyze and create game design documents for effective game creation and management.
    • Create environments, objects and characters for integration within a video game.
    • Import game assets and levels into game engines to create appropriate high-end 3D game applications or engines.
    • Produce a 3D game using appropriate tools and game management techniques.
    • Create and produce digital components, games and documentation using a variety of computer platforms.
    • Prepare a variety of industry standard documents and prototypes in a skilled manner and demonstrate professional presentation and organizational skills.
    • Develop and present a working game design document for a marketable game.
    • Use an existing game engine to create a prototype game.
    • Evaluate different types of games and platforms and select the appropriate ones for a particular game strategy.
    • Present the game design prototype and document using innovative techniques as well as digital, verbal and written skills.
    • Manage the design and production process of a game prototype.
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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 22
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60 - With no score less than - 55
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a diploma or bachelor's degree, or demonstrated competence through related work experience (resumé required).

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

32960

Tuition Fee
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CAD 110

Application Fee
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12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

Scholarships for international students


International students who apply for a 2024 spring or fall semester program on or after March 27 may be eligible.


 

Apply to GBC for scholarship


New international students with a valid study permit and current George Brown College (GBC) international students applying for a second program may be eligible for a $1,500 one-time scholarship. This financial support is available to the following students applying to start full-time studies:

 

  • New international students applying for a 2024 spring or fall semester program
  • Current GBC students applying to start a second program in the 2024 spring or fall semester
     

Please be advised that the number of eligible applicants may exceed the funding for these one-time scholarships. If eligible applications exceed the funds available, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis based on the time of acceptance and payment.

 

Eligibility

The scholarship is available to international students with valid study permits starting in any 2024 spring or fall semester full-time program except English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Eligible applicants who apply on or after March 27 will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

You are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship if the following describes your study status:
 

 

I am a new international applicant

You are a new international applicant with a valid study permit who applied to GBC on or after March 27, 2024, for a May 2024 or September 2024 start.

 

  • You are currently studying at another Canadian college or university (public or private) and want to transfer to GBC.
  • You are currently studying in Canada and want to apply for a GBC program.
  • You have completed an English language program through a GBC partner.
  • You are completing a high school program in Canada.

 

 

I am a current GBC student applying for a second program
 

You are a current international student at GBC with a valid study permit and have applied for another GBC program with a May 2024 or September 2024 start.

 

  • You are a current student and have submitted a new application for another GBC program starting in May or September after completing your current GBC program.
  • You are a current English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student starting a new post-secondary program immediately after completing your current program. (To be eligible, students must complete the required level for the new program.)



Terms and conditions
 

The following terms and conditions govern the awarding and administration of George Brown College's new international student scholarship, designed for applicants who applied for admission on or after March 27, 2024, with a valid study permit or current students taking a second (or subsequent) program at the college, within two terms of completing a first program.



Eligible programs
 
  • Valid for all post-secondary programs  
  • Not available for applicants entering EAP


Valid intakes
 
  • May 2024
  • September 2024


Amount of award
 
  • $1,500 one-time payment posted to the student’s account

 

Method of application

No application for the scholarship is required. The scholarship is assessed upon application and awarded automatically to registered students (day 10) who meet eligibility criteria.   


Method of award

Funds will be awarded once and applied directly to the student’s account (tuition fee balance) after day 10 of the first semester of study.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & CONDITIONS: NEW APPLICANTS
 

New international applicants* with a valid study permit or letter of introduction (LOI) at the time of application who applied to a George Brown for May 2024 or September 2024 intake on or after March 27, 2024.

*International fee-paying students

  • Applicants who applied to George Brown on or after March 27, 2024.
  • Paying international fees.
  • Not a current GBC student.
  • The student had a valid study permit or maintained status for a study permit or LOI when submitting their application to George Brown College.
  • A valid study permit / LOI must be uploaded when the Offer of Admission (LOA) is accepted.  
  • Must be a registered student with a full-time course load.
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student withdraws.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to provide their ITN for T4A tax reporting purposes as mandated by the government. Students who do not provide this information will have the scholarship revoked by the end of semester one.


Not eligible: Anyone eligible for domestic fees.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & CONDITIONS: CURRENT GBC STUDENTS

 

  • Current GBC international student applying for admission to a second or subsequent program (submitting a new application to a program after completing their current GBC program).
  • Current English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student starting a new post-secondary program immediately upon completion of EAP. The EAP student must complete the required level for the new program to be eligible.
  • Only students who have applied to a new, second program that starts within two terms of their graduation from their first program.
  • Not valid for current students switching programs in the same or different intake.
  • Not valid for students moving to a connected program and starting an upper semester. (e.g. moving from a two-year to a three-year)
  • Student must be in good standing with no holds on their account.
  • Must be starting the second program in semester one.  
  • Must be a registered student with a full-time course load.
  • Not valid for students who are taking repeat semesters.
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student withdraws.

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