8 months - Full time – September to April
In Class - Main Campus
Admission requirements:Degree in Computer Science or Software Development
Each course is equivalent to a year four half-credit tuition
OSAP application pending
Application deadline: Mar 1; non-Western and International Applicants and Mar 31; current Western students and Western Alumni
Western's Department of Computer Science and Western Continuing Studies offer a Diploma program for qualified university graduates with a background in Computer Science or Software Development. Students who complete the Diploma will have the opportunity to investigate computing problems in an entertaining and engaging fashion. Students will express their creativity and ingenuity, investigate multidisciplinary issues, work in realistic team settings and ultimately prepare for entry into this stimulating and dynamic field.
The field of video game development offers many interesting and exciting career opportunities, both in entertainment and serious game industries. Designers, programmers, and testers are needed by game development studios and by the makers of engines, tools, and middleware to support video game software.The ideal candidate is a creative, critical thinker interested developing their software engineering skills.
What you will learn
What to Expect
Game Development is an 8 month full time in class program. Courses are offered by the Department of Computer Science, taught by academic professionals. Through the program students should develop a professional network, unique skills, and a portfolio of projects they will use throughout their career.
This is a competitive program with limited enrolment. With small classes, students should be prepared to actively participate and contribute to class discussions.
September – December: In class at Western University Main Campus
January – April: In Class at Western University Main Campus
Once accepted a student is required to maintain an overall average of 70% with no single grade below 60%
Developed in response to industry need, as Canada has the world’s third-largest video game development industry in the world, after the U.S. and Japan. More than 16,000 people are employed in 300 video game companies across the country. According to the latest figures from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, the gaming industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GD P.
London Ontario is quickly becoming a strong contender in the global development field.