Game Design

Master Coding, Game Art, or Level Design in 12 Months

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A VFS Game Design Education

A diploma in Game Design education

A portfolio showcasing your work

Industry connections that will help guide your career

Accelerated 2 to 3-year diploma, bachelor's, and master's degree pathway options with partnered higher education institutions in Canada and abroad

Access to VFS alumni directory and job board

A lifetime network of creative professionals

Specializations and Careers

Level Design

Game Art


Level designers take the individual components created by the development team and tie them together to create the encounters players experience while they play. Within the discipline, there are sub-specializations into narrative, environmental set dressing, or scripting of game content.

- Level Designer
Technical Designer
Environmental Level Designer
Narrative Designer
Creative Director
- Design Lead
Production Support

Artists in the game industry are responsible for creating the assets used in game. Within the industry, artists specialize into a number of sub-fields, taking advantage of extremely powerful tools like Substance Designer, ZBrush, and Maya to do everything from hard-surface modeling to realistic or stylized characters, and procedural materials.

3D Generalist
Environmental Artist
UI Artist
Cinematics Artist
3D Animator
VFX Artist
Character Artist
Pre-visualization Artist

Gameplay Programmer
Network Programmer
Audio Programmer
Technical Director
Software Architect
Technical Artist
Tools Programmer

Coders use computer languages within game engines to create or extend the features in games or to create tools for others to use to create content. Coders are the first to see things in action inside the game, and the tools they create are the foundation of the game industry.

Six Terms. One Goal: Learn How to Make Your Own Game.

Establish fundamental skills in game theory, pre-production techniques, and storytelling.



Build on your game design foundation and start to work effectively in teams. Create your own playable 2D game in Unity.



Shift from theoretical to practical with hands-on work on detailed design documentation and front-end interfaces, and begin specializing in coding, game art or level design.



Engage with ongoing play-testing and complete your final project before unveiling your work to the industry.



Conceive, plan, and execute a final project that delivers a rewarding interactive experience.



The core part of this term is dedicated to designing and planning a major team-based final project.



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Vancouver is a beautiful city that cultivates talent, friendships, and relationships within the entertainment arts industry. Vancouver is the ideal location to take the next step in your game design career.

Alumni Success Stories

Vancouver Film School alumni are some of the most successful professionals in the video games industry. Here is a sample of their achievements.

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Six Terms. One Goal: Game Designer

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Industry Showcase

Near the end of your year in the game design program, you will complete your final team-based project and pitch it to an invite-only audience of professional game designers and industry recruiters from over 100 companies.

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Vancouver Film School’s classes are on-campus, with added & enhanced safety measures.