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Advanced Game Development Diploma

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

www.bowvalleycollege.ca
Advanced Game Development is a full-time, two-year program comprised of industry-level courses covering game development's core disciplines: art, design, programming, and production. Students will create various assignments, projects and games that will be assembled into a portfolio that is fit for working in the games industry.
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Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Credit in English 30-1 or 65% in English 30-2 or equivalent
  • Credit in Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 or equivalent

OR:

  • Successful completion of the General Educational Development test (GED) test with a minimum score of 520 in Language Arts: Reading and Writing and 520 in Math

OR:

  • Satisfactory results on the Bow Valley College Admissions Test

Non-Academic Requirements:

 

  • An intermediate to advanced level foundation in traditional game programming or strong proficiency in computer programming.

AND

  • Portfolio submission of 15-20 pieces of artistic work (e.g., sketches, renderings, design variations) in digital format. The portfolio should showcase the applicant’s proficiency in digital design software, creativity, artistic range, and/or technical ability. Portfolios should reflect the applicant’s personal artistic interests and identity. Successful applicant portfolios will reflect a broad range of techniques, influences, styles, and subject manner.

(Learners who do not have adequate samples for the portfolio submission may wish to enroll in the Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate before pursuing a diploma.)

 

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate one of the following:

  • IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing Systems): 6 with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language): 83
  • Academic English 2: Grade B-
  • Milestones Test (CLB): 8 in each strand
  • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program
  • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
  • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated July 15, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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