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Video Game Design
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 1 Year or Less 1400 Hours (40 Weeks)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
General: An Alberta or non-Alberta Grade 12 diploma (or the equivalent); with a passing mark in Grade 12 level English course. Minimum 70% in Math 30 or equivalent. Proper support documents and transcripts must accompany each application. AND Diploma or work experience in a related discipline. Mature: Mature students may be accepted if they have at least two years of documented industry experience in a related discipline (programming, web development, game design) and at least 50 credits toward an Alberta High School Diploma. A grade of 50% or better in English 10 or any Grade 11 English course, or non-Alberta equivalent, is also required. Proper support documents and transcripts must accompany each application. Skill Prerequisites: This program prepares students to work with computers at a highly technical level. Therefore, students must be fully comfortable and competent with computers prior to beginning this training. This program occurs in a very fast-paced learning environment and requires significant after-class study and preparation. Specifically, students must be able to: 1. Perform file management tasks (copying, deleting, and moving files) in either a Windows or a Macintosh environment. 2. Differentiate between executable and non-executable files. 3. Modify the system environment in either a Windows or Macintosh OS (backgrounds, display settings, etc.) 4. Understand and perform software installation and setup. 5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of logic. 6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of PC or Macintosh hardware. 7. Demonstrate problem-solving and creativity skills. * Students must submit a portfolio (flexible in content and formalities) to demonstrate creativity. Portfolio can be comprised of artwork, illustrations, photography, video/audio production, or digital content. * Successfully complete the GDAC test module
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.
Tuition $17,000.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated August 23, 2016. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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