The video game industry has many facets and offers great opportunities for those who want to continue to learn, grow and wear multiple hats.
Game creation requires a combination of skills, including programming, scripting, game level planning, and sound design. Our program provides courses that support all of these skills. You will have the opportunity to learn, think and respond within a team, by alternating in each varying role.
Portfolio development is a crucial highlight of our program. A well-developed portfolio is a must for employment interviews and Eastern aims to have students publish games before they have graduated, to further their chances at employment when the program is finished.
As a student, you will complete multiple gaming projects while enrolled in the program: game prototypes, several C++ games, several Unity games in C#, several Unreal games and multiple mobile games including native Android and iOS games in Java and Swift that you will be able to highlight in job interviews upon graduating.
- 15 inch MacBook Pro (2018)
- Current Generation iPad with Apple Pencil
- Real-world work experience including a 16-week internship.
- Access to Adobe CC, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees
- One-on-one job placement assistance
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Career opportunities for graduates include entry level employment as Quality Assurance/Game Testers, 2D/3D Game Programmers, Mobile Game Programmers, Game AI Programmers and Level Designers.
14% of all employment in the industry is in Canadian-owned companies.
Average Wage ($/hr) - $38.46
High Wage ($/hr) - $57.69
High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and high school equivalency test passed). In addition, a two-part entrance examination must be successfully passed.