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#1 School in Canada for Game Design

Turn your passion for video games into a rewarding, high-paying career with the Game Design and VFX School at LaSalle College Vancouver. See why so many of our alumni have found work in major film and game productions through a multi-disciplinary approach to training that ensures success in an exciting industry. Situated within walking distance of the major studios of “Hollywood North,” our campus is ideally placed to provide students with easier access and connections to pursue their goals. LaSalle College Vanouver has been rated the #1 school in Canada for Game Design for the past 10 years by the 'Princeton Review'.


Jump start your career in the ever-growing gaming and film industries

Are you a gaming fanatic and fascinated by the surreal worlds that can be created with a game design or VFX training? The Game Design & VFX School at LaSalle College Vancouver offers a Bachelor's degree in Game Programming as well as diploma programs in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games, Animation Art & Design.

Our Programs
Game Programming Overview

Game programmers engineer every possibility for players to connect with the characters, environments and levels, placing them in a compelling gaming experience. Students will learn the technological know-how to turn a game designer’s concepts and visions to life through a program that merges applied art, computer science and software programming. Using industry-driven programming tools, students enhance the techniques they already have and develop the ones needed to spark imaginations and launch a creative and in-demand career in a field they love.

Professional Profile

Game Programming Students Can Go On To Become

  • A generalist game programmer
  • A gameplay programmer
  • A rendering programmer
  • A user interface programmer
  • A tools programmer
  • A build engineer/programmer
  • A networking programmer
  • A mobile developer

Industries Where New Game Programmers Can Start Their Careers

  • Console & PC Games
  • Mobile Games
  • AAA Games
  • Casual Games
  • Free-To-Play Games
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Games
  • Indie Games
Credentials
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Diploma
Program Duration

The Bachelor program consists of 180 credits over 12 quarters.

The Diploma program consists of 90 credits over 6 quarters.

Game Art & Design Overview

Students in the Game Art and Design Diploma program build rock-solid skills in design, level design, game scripting, written communication, as well as 2D and 3D art. Students learn to write professional design documentation, design games, game systems, game mechanics and level environments, as well as apply knowledge to create their own interactive experiences. Students also have the opportunity to develop professional quality production work to showcase in a portfolio project.

Professional Profile

Game Art & Design Students Can Go On To Become

  • A generalist game designer
  • A gameplay/systems designer
  • A level designer
  • A user interface designer
  • A technical game designer
  • An assistant producer
  • A quality assurance tester

Industries Where New Game Designers Can Start Their Careers

  • AAA Games
  • Casual Games
  • Console & PC Games
  • Mobile Games
  • Free-To-Play Games
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Games
  • Indy Games
Credentials
  • Diploma
Program Duration

This program consists of 105 credits over 7 quarters.

3D Modeling For Animation & Games Overview

Go from admiring the animation in your favourite video games and movies to creating it. Our graduates have built careers in some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names. The animation and film industries are booming in Vancouver and beyond, with employers seeking those who deliver the perfect balance of technical and artistic ability. Through this program, students take their passion for animation and technical understanding to become a 3D-character artist. Building on a foundation of artistic training, students graduate from the program with a professional portfolio that showcases their accomplishments to the industry.

Professional Profile

3D Modeling for Animation & Games Students Can Go on To Become

  • An environment modeler
  • A character modeler
  • A matte painter
  • A lighting artist
  • A concept artist

Industries Where New 3D Modelers Can Start Their Careers

  • Video Game Industry
  • Movie & TV Industry
  • Aerospace & Automotive Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Engineering Industry
  • Medical Industry
  • Advertising
Credentials
  • Diploma
Program Duration

This program consists of 105 credits over 7 quarters.

Animation Art & Design Overview

In this program, students build on a foundation in drawing, colour, design and computer applications. Students will develop advanced techniques in various aspects of computer graphics and animation. The Animation Art and Design Diploma program provides graduates the chance to build the necessary technical and creative skills to demonstrate and present their talents to the film and game industries. Students learn how to merge art and science with hands-on training from top animators in the field.

Professional Profile

Animation Art & Design Students Can Go on To Become

  • A 3D animator
  • A concept artist
  • A rigger
  • A rotomation artist
  • A storyboard artist
  • A layout artist
  • A 2D artist
  • A production coordinator

Industries Where New Animators Can Start Their Careers

  • Interactive and Game Design companies
  • Film companies
  • Network and Cable TV companies
  • Advertising Agencies
Credentials
  • Diploma
Program Duration

This program consists of 105 credits over 7 quarters.

VFX For Film & Television Overview

The VFX for Film and Television Diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares students for employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as in the game and animation industries. Our students build a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles through hands-on training in multiple applications and tools, including compositing and digital film production techniques.

Professional Profile

VFX for Film & Television Students Can Go on To Become

  • A compositor
  • An effects animator
  • A digital matte painter
  • A lighting artist
  • A technical artist
  • A production coordinator
  • A match move artist
  • A roto artist
  • A render wrangler

Industries Where New VFX Artists Can Start Their Careers

  • Movie & TV Industry
  • Video Game Industry
  • Advertising
Credentials
  • Diploma
Program Duration

This program consists of 105 credits over 7 quarters.

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