Wilfrid Laurier University

Game Design and Development (BA)

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Program Information

School:Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty:Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Game and Interactive Media Design
Description:Learn to communicate through playful and immersive experiences such as video games, board games and escape rooms with our Game Design and Development (GDD) program. Create gameplay that pushes the medium forward, exploring, expanding and innovating how games engage players and represent diverse viewpoints as you create cozy, meaningful and transformative games. Develop in-demand job skills including creativity, writing and visual design, critical thinking, problem solving and iterative design processes. Combine technical and creative writing with the fundamentals of programming and art to create functional prototypes while preparing to work with a multifaceted development team in the game industry.
URL:Game Design and Development (BA) at Wilfrid Laurier University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $32,251

Tuition and incidental fees are charged based on your year of entry and the number of courses in which you are registered. Please visit the Laurier website to learn more about tuition and fees.s/fees-breakdown/tuition-fees.html">Laurier website to learn more about tuition and fees.
Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Visit our prerequisites and requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 59] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or DuoLingo
Application Notes : Laurier's language of instruction is English. If you have not studied for three or more years in an English curriculum, you must provide evidence of your English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions office.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 02, 2023

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