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Game Design Bootcamp

Game Design Bootcamp

Game Design Bootcamp

Part-time · 30 weeks

An intensive 30-week, live, online bootcamp to prepare you for a successful career in Game Design.

An intensive 30-week, live, online bootcamp to prepare you for a successful career in Game Design.

Over the course of 30 weeks, you will acquire the skills needed to analyze game design elements, conceive gameplay concepts, design game mechanics with various tools, create functioning game prototypes, and test novel gameplay concepts. You will also learn about the role of game designer, its various specializations, and how they fit into video game production.

What you will learn

Master foundational game design concepts and principles

Understand the role of game designers and their impact on the gaming industry.

Analyze successful games to identify key elements of engaging gameplay.

Create immersive experiences through game feel and user experience design.

Prototype and test game ideas using Unreal Engine 5 and industry-standard tools.

Build a diverse portfolio showcasing game design expertise and creativity.

Develop essential career skills and strategies for pursuing a job in game design.

What to expect?

Live Sessions - Two 2.5 hour live sessions per week

Lab Session - A dynamic environment to foster your skills offered every other weeks for 2.5 hours

Career Coaching - Through 1-on-1 career coaching and group workshops, we’ll guide you through your job application process.

Capstone Project - Demonstrate your readiness for an entry-level job as a game designer by showcasing your newly acquired skills in your capstone project

Community Access - Access to Circuit Stream's XR Community of 1000+ other people

Digital Badge - show off the skills you earn through a co-branded digital badge with Circuit Stream and University of British Columbia Extended Learning

Over the course of 30 weeks, you will acquire the skills needed to analyze game design elements, conceive gameplay concepts, design game mechanics with various tools, create functioning game prototypes, and test novel gameplay concepts. You will also learn about the role of game designer, its various specializations, and how they fit into video game production.

What you will learn

Master foundational game design concepts and principles

Understand the role of game designers and their impact on the gaming industry.

Analyze successful games to identify key elements of engaging gameplay.

Create immersive experiences through game feel and user experience design.

Prototype and test game ideas using Unreal Engine 5 and industry-standard tools.

Build a diverse portfolio showcasing game design expertise and creativity.

Develop essential career skills and strategies for pursuing a job in game design.

What to expect?

Live Sessions - Two 2.5 hour live sessions per week

Lab Session - A dynamic environment to foster your skills offered every other weeks for 2.5 hours

Career Coaching - Through 1-on-1 career coaching and group workshops, we’ll guide you through your job application process.

Capstone Project - Demonstrate your readiness for an entry-level job as a game designer by showcasing your newly acquired skills in your capstone project

Community Access - Access to Circuit Stream's XR Community of 1000+ other people

Digital Badge - show off the skills you earn through a co-branded digital badge with Circuit Stream and University of British Columbia Extended Learning

Over the course of 30 weeks, you will acquire the skills needed to analyze game design elements, conceive gameplay concepts, design game mechanics with various tools, create functioning game prototypes, and test novel gameplay concepts. You will also learn about the role of game designer, its various specializations, and how they fit into video game production.

What you will learn

Master foundational game design concepts and principles

Understand the role of game designers and their impact on the gaming industry.

Analyze successful games to identify key elements of engaging gameplay.

Create immersive experiences through game feel and user experience design.

Prototype and test game ideas using Unreal Engine 5 and industry-standard tools.

Build a diverse portfolio showcasing game design expertise and creativity.

Develop essential career skills and strategies for pursuing a job in game design.

What to expect?

Live Sessions - Two 2.5 hour live sessions per week

Lab Session - A dynamic environment to foster your skills offered every other weeks for 2.5 hours

Career Coaching - Through 1-on-1 career coaching and group workshops, we’ll guide you through your job application process.

Capstone Project - Demonstrate your readiness for an entry-level job as a game designer by showcasing your newly acquired skills in your capstone project

Community Access - Access to Circuit Stream's XR Community of 1000+ other people

Digital Badge - show off the skills you earn through a co-branded digital badge with Circuit Stream and University of British Columbia Extended Learning

Course breakdown

As you go through the course, you will gain hands-on experience while applying your skills towards a personal project of your own.

Unit 1

Game Design Foundations

Unit 2

Prototypes with Unreal Engine

Unit 3

Game Concept Development

Unit 4

Gameplay Design

Unit 5

Game User Experience ("Game Feel")

Unit 6

Capstone Project

Tools you will learn:

Course breakdown

As you go through the course, you will gain hands-on experience while applying your skills towards a personal project of your own.

Unit 1

Game Design Foundations

Unit 2

Prototypes with Unreal Engine

Unit 3

Game Concept Development

Unit 4

Gameplay Design

Unit 5

Game User Experience ("Game Feel")

Unit 6

Capstone Project

Tools you will learn:

Course breakdown

As you go through the course, you will gain hands-on experience while applying your skills towards a personal project of your own.

Unit 1

Game Design Foundations

Unit 2

Prototypes with Unreal Engine

Unit 3

Game Concept Development

Unit 4

Gameplay Design

Unit 5

Game User Experience ("Game Feel")

Unit 6

Capstone Project

Tools you will learn:

Why take this program?

Accelerate Your Game Design Career

Unlike other programs. gain a competitive edge by mastering technical intricacies of game design through Unreal Engine prototyping and whiteboxing, enhancing your employability.

Industry-Driven Curriculum

Stay ahead of the game with our industry-driven curriculum, updated to reflect the latest trends, technologies, and gameplay mechanics shaping the gaming industry today.

Hands-On Bootcamp Experience

Engage in practical, project-based learning that simulates real-world scenarios, preparing you for the challenges of the industry.

Build a Standout Portfolio

Develop a portfolio of projects that showcases your expertise and creativity, helping you stand out to potential employers.

Career Support and Guidance

Receive dedicated career support, including resume building, interview preparation, and access to job opportunities in the gaming field.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with like-minded peers, industry professionals, and guest speakers, expanding your professional network and opening doors to future collaborations and career opportunities.

Who is this course for

This is a beginner-friendly program and is designed for developers, product designers, product managers, generalists or for anyone wanting to expand their learning horizons and explore the rapidly growing gaming industry.

You are looking to break into the game design industry, and gain the knowledge and required to pursue a successful career in game design.

You are ready to apply their creativity, skills, and knowledge towards impactful roles, such as technical game design, level design, or UX design.

You are looking to gain the skills necessary for game design and apply them in roles that are adjacent, such as development and product management.

Who is this course for

This is a beginner-friendly program and is designed for developers, product designers, product managers, generalists or for anyone wanting to expand their learning horizons and explore the rapidly growing gaming industry.

You are looking to break into the game design industry, and gain the knowledge and required to pursue a successful career in game design.

You are ready to apply their creativity, skills, and knowledge towards impactful roles, such as technical game design, level design, or UX design.

You are looking to gain the skills necessary for game design and apply them in roles that are adjacent, such as development and product management.

Who is this course for

This is a beginner-friendly program and is designed for developers, product designers, product managers, generalists or for anyone wanting to expand their learning horizons and explore the rapidly growing gaming industry.

You are looking to break into the game design industry, and gain the knowledge and required to pursue a successful career in game design.

You are ready to apply their creativity, skills, and knowledge towards impactful roles, such as technical game design, level design, or UX design.

You are looking to gain the skills necessary for game design and apply them in roles that are adjacent, such as development and product management.

Pricing Options

Pricing Options

Pricing Options

Save when you enroll early!

Save 15%

Save 15%

Applications submitted by July 5, 2024

Applications submitted by July 5, 2024

$12,746

$12,746

Save 10%

Save 10%

Applications submitted by August 2, 2024

Applications submitted by August 2, 2024

$13,496

$13,496

Standard Pricing

Standard Pricing

Applications submitted after August 2, 2024

Applications submitted after August 2, 2024

$14,995

$14,995

Pay Upfront

Pay Upfront

Pay Upfront

Pay in full before you start. Circuit Stream accepts wire transfers and credit card payments.

Pay in full before you start. Circuit Stream accepts wire transfers and credit card payments.

$14,995 CAD

$14,995 CAD

$14,995 CAD

excluding tax

excluding tax

Deferred Payment Plans

Deferred Payment Plans

Deferred Payment Plans

Pay tuition in 3-monthly installments or 24-monthly installments. Payment plans are subject to a one-time admin fee.

Pay tuition in 3-monthly installments or 24-monthly installments. Payment plans are subject to a one-time admin fee.

For as low as

For as low as

$624 CAD/month

$624 CAD/month

$624 CAD/month

excluding tax

excluding tax

External Funding Opportunities

Below are potential funding opportunities to help you finance your education with us.

WorkBC Loans and Grants

Windmill Microlending

Achēv’ Accelerating Career Advancement

Immigrant Services Society of BC - Global Talent Loans

External Funding Opportunities

Below are potential funding opportunities to help you finance your education with us.

WorkBC Loans and Grants

Windmill Microlending

Achēv’ Accelerating Career Advancement

Immigrant Services Society of BC - Global Talent Loans

External Funding Opportunities

Below are potential funding opportunities to help you finance your education with us.

WorkBC Loans and Grants

Windmill Microlending

Achēv’ Accelerating Career Advancement

Immigrant Services Society of BC - Global Talent Loans

Course Dates

Course Dates

Course Dates

Live Classes are 90 minutes twice a week. Please select the timeslot that works for you.

Live Classes are 90 minutes twice a week. Please select the timeslot that works for you.

Live Classes are 90 minutes twice a week. Please select the timeslot that works for you.

September 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept. 9

Time Slot #1

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Time Slot #2

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

September 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept. 9

Time Slot #1

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Time Slot #2

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

September 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept. 9

Time Slot #1

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Time Slot #2

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PT

Questions?

Questions?

Questions?

Contact our team if you have any questions via email, phone (604) 670-6071 , or book a call/meeting.

Contact our team if you have any questions via email, phone (604) 670-6071 , or book a call/meeting.

Contact our team if you have any questions via email, phone (604) 670-6071 , or book a call/meeting.

Ready to get started?

Ready to get started?

Ready to get started?

The fastest way to an entry-level role in the games industry. This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching.

The fastest way to an entry-level role in the games industry. This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching.

The fastest way to an entry-level role in the games industry. This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Game Design Bootcamp and the Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR course?

The Game Design Bootcamp focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of game design principles, mechanics, and development processes. It delves into the creation of engaging gameplay experiences, level design, and storytelling. The course utilizes Unreal Engine 5 for prototyping and blueprinting, and emphasizes the importance of game feel and user experience design. On the other hand, Interaction Design & Prototyping course focuses heavily on designing for AR/VR experiences diving deep into the design principles and practices required to build immersive experiences. Due to the nature of XR Designers, their roles involve a lot of work in understanding designing for 3D and spatial environments, ensuring an intuitive, user-friendly, and accessible experience. This course specifically has a strong focus on learning different tools to creating interfaces and prototype experiences: Unity, MRTK and Figma, Adobe Aero, Spark AR.

Will I earn a Game Design Bootcamp certificate from this course?

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Is this an online course?

Will I be able to connect with fellow students outside of class?

What kind of career support will I receive during and after the Bootcamp?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Game Design Bootcamp and the Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR course?

The Game Design Bootcamp focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of game design principles, mechanics, and development processes. It delves into the creation of engaging gameplay experiences, level design, and storytelling. The course utilizes Unreal Engine 5 for prototyping and blueprinting, and emphasizes the importance of game feel and user experience design. On the other hand, Interaction Design & Prototyping course focuses heavily on designing for AR/VR experiences diving deep into the design principles and practices required to build immersive experiences. Due to the nature of XR Designers, their roles involve a lot of work in understanding designing for 3D and spatial environments, ensuring an intuitive, user-friendly, and accessible experience. This course specifically has a strong focus on learning different tools to creating interfaces and prototype experiences: Unity, MRTK and Figma, Adobe Aero, Spark AR.

Will I earn a Game Design Bootcamp certificate from this course?

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Is this an online course?

Will I be able to connect with fellow students outside of class?

What kind of career support will I receive during and after the Bootcamp?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Game Design Bootcamp and the Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR course?

The Game Design Bootcamp focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of game design principles, mechanics, and development processes. It delves into the creation of engaging gameplay experiences, level design, and storytelling. The course utilizes Unreal Engine 5 for prototyping and blueprinting, and emphasizes the importance of game feel and user experience design. On the other hand, Interaction Design & Prototyping course focuses heavily on designing for AR/VR experiences diving deep into the design principles and practices required to build immersive experiences. Due to the nature of XR Designers, their roles involve a lot of work in understanding designing for 3D and spatial environments, ensuring an intuitive, user-friendly, and accessible experience. This course specifically has a strong focus on learning different tools to creating interfaces and prototype experiences: Unity, MRTK and Figma, Adobe Aero, Spark AR.

Will I earn a Game Design Bootcamp certificate from this course?

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Is this an online course?

Will I be able to connect with fellow students outside of class?

What kind of career support will I receive during and after the Bootcamp?

© Circuit Stream.
This course is delivered by Circuit Stream in partnership with UBC Extended Learning.

© Circuit Stream. This course is delivered by
Circuit Stream in partnership with
UBC Extended Learning.

© Circuit Stream.
This course is delivered by Circuit Stream in partnership with UBC Extended Learning.