Step Inside VFS’s Game Development Programs & Experience Your Future Designing AAA Games


VFS All Access Pass is your exclusive backstage access to VFS’s industry-leading Game Design and Programming for Games, Web & Mobile programs and an opportunity to experience your future designing the next generation of AAA games for the $217+ billion game industry.

You’ll meet our faculty, join an Industry Talk, experience unforgettable demos in the Unreal and Unity game engines, try out student games at the VFS Arcade, & more. PLUS, speak with our Admissions Advisors about possible tuition reductions.


Event Details:

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT
Location: 151 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

*Light food & drink will be provided.


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Meet the Head of the Programs

Meet Christopher Mitchell, Head of Game Design and Programming for Games, Web & Mobile as he discusses your 1-year journey at VFS, how our students have won the Unity Award for Best Student Game four times, and why we're ranked the #1 Game Design School in Canada by Princeton Review Journal. An experienced game developer and educator, Christopher's credits include The Simpsons: Hit & Run and Crash of the Titans, for which he was nominated for the first-ever Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing award from The Writers Guild of America.

Create a Stack'O'Bot Level in Unreal Engine 5

Take part in a hands-on demo where you'll learn how to navigate Unreal Engine 5 through both the content browser and the editor. After a brief introduction to Stack'O'Bot – a small sandbox project for beginners to learn Unreal Engine – you'll get to try it out for yourself and build your own level. An industry-standard game engine, Unreal Engine has brought us countless memorable games from Fortnite to Cyberpunk 2077, Gears of War, Dead by Daylight, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Industry Talk: Crafting Memorable Gaming Experiences

Join Joe Bonar (Executive Producer, Unity), as he discusses the importance of developing games with a strong vision & authenticity and how beautifully crafted gaming experiences are vital now more than ever. An industry veteran with nearly 40 years in the game industry, Joe has been involved in nearly every aspect of game development for studios like Electronic Arts, Criterion Games, Backbone Vancouver, and Truly Social Games. Q&A to follow.

Discover the Power of the Unity Game Engine

The possibilities of the Unity game engine are endless! In another hands-on demo, you'll get to experience the power of Unity, from terrain generation to customized lighting, visual effects, adding structures, data importing, and so much more. Another of the industry's leading game engines, Unity has been utilized in creating hit games like Among Us, Fall Guys, Cuphead, Genshin Impact, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Pokémon GO.

Play Games in the VFS Arcade

VFS Game Design and Programming students create award-winning games. Pulse, Afloat, The Cluckening, and Meowmentum Mori have all won the Unity Award for Best Student Game (VFS students have been nominated a total of seven times!). Try out these winning games for yourself to see why and to get a taste of what you could create in 1 year at VFS.

Your Personal Portfolio Review

You'll have the opportunity to review your portfolio with our faculty and Admissions team; this is completely optional. Don't be shy! We're looking forward to reviewing your work – anything that illustrates your passion for game design and/or programming. This is your chance to see if you meet the prerequisites for our Game Design and/or Programming for Games, Web & Mobile programs.

Experience All That the Programs Offer

VFS's Game Design and Programming for Games, Web & Mobile programs train artists in the fundamentals of game & web design. While our Game Design program allows you to specialize as a Game Artist, Coder, or Level Designer, Programming allows you to hone in on your passion for Game or Web Development (with an emphasis on coding, C#/C++, HTML5, and more). At All Access Pass, you'll learn how this world-class curriculum will prepare you to join major game studios upon graduation.

In 2023 alone, VFS alumni were credited on the best-selling video games worldwide, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Resident Evil 4, 3-time Game Awards-winner Alan Wake 2, and Game of the Year-winner Baldur's Gate 3 The best part? This could be you!


Watch our Game Design Program Spotlight video to hear about the program, our students' amazing successes, and our alumni's amazing accomplishments.



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