Programming for Games, Web & Mobile

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Create a focused software development portfolio in a fast-paced production environment that's driven by innovation.

Creative Economy

In Vancouver, the creative economy is absolutely booming. In fact, the entertainment arts and creative media industries have some of the fastest growing economies in the world. And, VFS plays a major role across the world’s creative and cultural sectors. In just the past year alone, VFS alumni participated in more than $19 billion in global box office and sales of film, television & gaming entertainment production.

Alumni Success

Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire programming industry. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kinds of awards and honours, and leading today’s creative economy.

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A VFS Programming for Games, Web + Mobile Education

In 12 months you will graduate with:

  • A diploma in Programming for Games, Web + Mobile
  • A professional-quality online portfolio
  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory + Job Board
  • Industry connections that will help guide your career

Term 01

Delve into the fundamental theories, key concepts, and processes involved in creating high-quality games, web, and mobile projects.

Term 02

Enhance your skill set by utilizing C++ programming language, Object Oriented Programming techniques, and mobile applications for the Apple iPad and iPhone.

Term 03

Create mobile apps and communicate with online networks and payment solution providers, using the Android platform and Java language.

Term 04

Encounter the key features of artificial intelligence in Unity and the building blocks that influence the gaming experience.

Term 05

Focus on crafting your portfolio, and utilize Windows and OpenGL with C++ programming to create a simple game engine.

Term 06

Create a cloud project that utilizes Amazon web services and synthesize all of your work in a professional-quality website showcase.

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Specializations

Students start with a strong foundation — from design and production, to increasingly complex development techniques and programming languages. Once they've mastered the fundamentals, they go deep into advanced development for one of the following two specialized areas.

Game Development

Web Development

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Requirements

You will be asked to submit one of the following along with your application. Your advisor can help with selecting the best option.

Show us your code! Include a 1-2 page excerpt of source code you want to show off, and a 1-page descriptive summary for each project. You must also have intermediate PC computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with HTML is an asset. You'll find information on how to send your portfolio in the application form, or you can ask your Advisor.

When you talk to your Advisor, let them know which VFS program you've completed and they will put a copy of your diploma in your file for you.

For more about language requirements and other information for international students, visit the International Students page.

Student Work

While training at VFS, students are immersed in the Programming industry, and spend a lot of hands-on time creating professional-quality work. And, nothing is a greater testament to the incomparable industry resources and career preparation that define VFS’s education model, than the top quality work our students produce. Here, a portfolio of outstanding work is just the beginning. Just take a look.

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Created by Mitchell Ganton & Pedro Landaverde

Driftking Trailer

Created by Christian Sears, Duarte Maia, Leon Wong, Lucas Josefsson, Kevin Wong and Zachary Myers

Proto Trailer

Created by Allen Wilson, Filippo Colombo, Chanté Blais, Daniel Bastardo and Michael Collins

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Industry Partners

VFS doesn’t just teach you about the industry, it IS the industry. With veteran instructors, mentors and an education Advisory Board recruited straight from the professional world, we are able to constantly update our award-winning curriculum to keep up with an ever-evolving industry. Plus, students also have lots of opportunities to connect and network with industry leaders during special workshop sessions, training presentations, and industry social events hosted by VFS.

Campus Life

Vancouver is a hub for the entertainment arts and a burgeoning tech scene, with more than 80,000 employees at 8,900 companies and over 350 active startups. You learn and create in Vancouver's world-renowned Chinatown district. The Programming for Games, Web + Mobile campus has 24/7 access to every resource – studio spaces, arcades, and asset libraries – so you can focus on making the best work possible.

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