Become a Game Designer in Just One Year
The VFS Fast-Tracked, One-Year Game Design Diploma
You are creative and passionate about gaming. Now make it a career you will love. In just one intense year you will get the skills, knowledge, and industry expertise to create games for a living.
One Year — Fast and Focused
Our intensive curriculum packs three years of training into one year, so you can join the industry right away.
Instructors Who Know the Industry
Department Head Peter Walsh is a game industry software development veteran with over 12 years' expertise as a technical leader, senior software engineer, and consultant for large projects. As all of our instructors have substantial experience with AAA console, mobile, social, and indie games, you're learning from industry professionals who have been there and know what it takes to succeed.
Located in Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver is "Hollywood North" — a mecca for the entertainment arts, and gaming in particular. From AAA studios, like Electronic Arts, to indie start-ups, we have it all.
Career Development and Guidance
Our faculty and professional mentors work closely with you throughout your year to help you understand the industry and craft a killer portfolio, résumé, and game title. Wow the studios, open doors, and get your dream job!
The Game Design Program
The hyper-focused, fast-paced curriculum at VFS means building a strong foundation in game design's many disciplines. During your year, among other things, you'll learn:
- Game Theory
- Game Mechanics
- Level Design
- Character Design
- Interactive Narrative
- 3D Modeling
- Mission Design
- Programming (Unity, C# etc.)
- Machinima/Cut Scenes
- Environment and Lighting
- Game Audio
- Project Management
- Career Preparation
Foundation Visual Art & Design
Are you unsure which program is for you or not quite ready for our fast-paced curriculum? Consider Foundation Visual Art & Design, the VFS entertainment arts discovery program.
In this highly practical essentials program, you’ll gain hands-on experience in areas like game design, programming, interactive design, film production, animation, visual effects, sound design, writing, makeup design, and more. After one year, you’ll graduate ready to successfully enter and complete the majority of our other programs and prepared to specialize in a field that you’re passionate about.
Get the Game Design Career of Your Dreams in Just One Year
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