Game Development – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: School of Media & Design
Degree: Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study: Game and Interactive Media Design
Description: Apply your computer programming talent to launch a career creating games of strategy and skill.

The three-year Game – Development Ontario College Advanced Diploma program prepares you to enter into the increasingly competitive profession of game development with confidence. This program provides you with hands-on learning and a team-oriented environment that simulates the work setting found in large game studios. Throughout the program, you learn the design and critical thinking skills needed to find employment in the game development industry.

URL: Game Development at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,845

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.

Facts

LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE: 22,000 Students
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $1,513
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT $5,603
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

About

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.

 

Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 

Admissions

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English
  •  Grade12 Mathematics
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)

Applicants are required to have:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Applicants must also have English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent), Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent), and Mathematics, Grade 12 (MCT4C is highly recommended). A senior credit in physics is recommended.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]
Application Notes : International applicants must have an IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.
Additional Admission Requirements: Applicants should have basic computer skills such as keyboard proficiency, Internet browsing and searching, and proficiency with an office software suite (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) prior to the start of the program. While programming experience is not a requirement to enter the program, aptitude for programming is necessary and would include strong language, problem solving and logic skills. This is often demonstrated by skill and enjoyment in solving word problems in math.

 

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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