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Game Design and Development (BFAA)

Game Design and Development (BFAA)


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Want to change the world through games? Our Game Design and Development program will help you develop the tools to create tabletop and digital games that transform and motivate players in areas like education, health care, journalism and social justice.

While you will learn some programming, art and sound design, your focus is on the technical and creative writing required for the design of games.


Program Highlights

  • This innovative program allows you to get a university degree while learning practical skills from Conestoga College, delivered right in Brantford.
  • Working with Laurier’s LaunchPad program, you'll create and use games and game-based experiences to solve problems in collaboration with local commercial, industrial, academic, cultural or social organizations.

Sample Courses

  • Using Games to Change the World
  • Analog Gaming and Interactivity
  • Introduction to Interactivity
  • Designing Digital and Social Media
  • Ethics in Gaming
  • Escape Room and Puzzle Design
  • Gamification and Gameful Design
  • Game Programming (Conestoga)
  • Mobile Game Development (Conestoga)
  • 2D and 3D Design (Conestoga)
  • Sound Design for Games (Conestoga)


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Leadership Option/Minor
  • Business Technology Management Option
  • Psychology Minor
  • Youth and Children's Studies Minor
  • Professional Writing Minor
  • User Experience Design specialization


Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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