Be a Video Game Programmer.
Code a vision into reality.
Code a vision into reality.
Our 12 month Video Game Programming program is designed for those gamers who are fascinated by how games work and how to add wow factor with amazing visual effects, fun gameplay, brilliant artificial intelligence and more. As the builder of the game world, you’re responsible for turning a video game concept into reality. If you find coding and math a little easier than most, you have a great opportunity to break into the game industry at a higher level immediately than most upon graduation. This program will focus on the fundamentals required to work on any professional video game and graduates will find themselves with some of the more sought after skill sets in the industry.
SchoolCreative’s Video Game Programming program provides students with training and practical knowledge in the field of programming for video games. It is designed to give students an entry level knowledge in how to program video games, giving them the necessary foundation for being hired as Junior Programmers inside of the video game industry. Students will train under industry professionals, learning industry standard techniques, software and technology. Guest speakers throughout the program will provide students with valuable insight on excelling in the programming field. Beyond the technical knowledge learned during the program, students will also be given the tools and knowledge needed to find employment as programmers in professional game design houses.
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This Video Game Programming program prepares students for careers as professional video game programmers, working in the video game industry. The skills acquired are also advantageous for programming careers outside of the video game industry. Our programs have been designed to deliver “all killer, no filler” industry-standard training that will make students employable and competitive upon graduation.
At the end of this program students will have both the tools and real world experience to be able to perform the role of a junior programmer. They will know entry level skills in a variety of game programming disciplines. They will also have the basic business skills required to create their own small game development companies.
Over a period of 12 months, students in our Video Game Programming program will experience a dynamic 952 hour program of classroom instruction.
To qualify for full-time training in SchoolCreative’s Video Game Programming Diploma Program:
Applicants with mature students status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.
Our video game programs have one intake per year occurring in September. Classes in this 47 week program typically run Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:30 pm with open lab time from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday to Friday plus weekends. We are always accepting applications for upcoming terms, please find start dates below.
SchoolCreative also adheres to all provincial and federal holidays, for more information as well as a full list of British Columbian statutory holidays, please see our Statutory Holidays page.
You’ve grown up with a video game controller in hand, and nobody appreciates the medium more than you. You’ve got a mind full of big ideas and you’re ready to put them into play. The world’s next great video game is set to launch from the depths of your imagination.
SchoolCreative offers two distinct programs. One geared for future programmers, the other catering to the game designers of tomorrow.
47 weeks and 952 hours of course time: this is what stands between you and a rewarding career doing exactly what you want to do. SchoolCreative is confident anyone with a passion for the industry will love what happens during the in-between.
You’ll learn from some of the best in the business. SchoolCreative’s facilities are ideally suited for optimizing the learning experience. We also happen to be situated in the perfect community for job prospects.
Vancouver is an established hub in the gaming field. Electronic Arts (The Sims 4), Capcom (Dead Rising 3), Relic Entertainment (Company of Heroes) and United Front Games (Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition) all call Vancouver home, and that’s just a handful of the names on a lengthy list.
SchoolCreative is here to help you in your quest to master the techniques required for landing the perfect gaming job.
329 video game companies currently operate in Canada, employing over 16,500 employees
Over 800 animation, digital film, VFX, video game, mobile content companies in Vancouver alone ($3 billion industry)
The Global game market will be worth over $103 billion by 2017
Writers, Actors, Animators, Photographers and Game Designers; SchoolCreative’s instructors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our talented faculty are more than just instructors, they’re working artists who are all currently excelling in their respective fields in Vancouver and beyond. Whatever discipline you may find yourself interested in pursuing, our mentors are keen to share with you their first hand experiences as working as artists in today’s creative arts industries. Check out our Faculty page to see what our instructors have accomplished.Meet The Faculty
One of the many great things that differentiates SchoolCreative from other educational options is our direct connection to the industry that you want to work in. We work every day with people from various facets of the animation, video game, writing and film, television & voice over industries and we want you to be able to work with them too. So, throughout your program we bring in a variety of industry experts who will help you up your game to a whole other level. Guest speakers vary by semester depending upon their availability, but check out who our students have worked with in the past!Guest Speakers