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Become a
Game Designer
in 30 weeks

Become a
Game Designer
in 30 weeks

Transform your passion into a profession with our beginner-friendly Game Design Bootcamp - see your ideas come to life using Unreal Engine and launch your career in just 30 weeks!

Transform your passion into a profession with our beginner-friendly Game Design Bootcamp - see your ideas come to life using Unreal Engine and launch your career in just 30 weeks!

In partnership with

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Download Course Info

Become a
Game Designer
in 30 weeks

Transform your passion into a profession with our beginner-friendly Game Design Bootcamp - see your ideas come to life using Unreal Engine and launch your career in just 30 weeks!

In partnership with

Download Course Info

Become a
Game Designer
in 30 weeks

Transform your passion into a profession with our beginner-friendly Game Design Bootcamp - see your ideas come to life using Unreal Engine and launch your career in just 30 weeks!

In partnership with

Download Course Info

Become a
Game Designer
in 30 weeks

Transform your passion into a profession with our beginner-friendly Game Design Bootcamp - see your ideas come to life using Unreal Engine and launch your career in just 30 weeks!

In partnership with

Download Course Info

Selection of industry and hiring partners for this bootcamp:

Fast-Track Your Career in Game Design with UBC Extended Learning

Fast-Track Your Career in Game Design with UBC Extended Learning

Fast-Track Your Career in Game Design with UBC Extended Learning

With the rising demand for game designers across Canada, the Game Design Bootcamp was created to prepare students with the skills and professional network needed to launch a career in the industry.

Program Outcomes


Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

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

Learners take their new skills to the next level on challenging projects, working with their peers to create functioning game prototypes, and test novel gameplay concepts to showcase their game design knowledge. Students will gain experience in Unreal Engine to prototype their game ideas - giving them a competitive edge in the job market.

Students receive a Digital Badge from UBC Extended Learning and Circuit Stream, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers.

Students benefit from a wide array of career support services like resume and networking support, technical interview preparation, portfolio reviews, soft skills training, and 1:1 coaching to help them put their best foot forward in the industry.

*The materials covered in this noncredit course are subject to change due to market demand.

Why Apply?

Why Apply?

Why Apply?

Are you looking to change career paths and break into the video game industry, advance in your current career, or expand your knowledge? If yes, and if you are hard working with a drive to succeed, then this could be for you.

Other reasons to apply:

Other reasons to apply:

Other reasons to apply:

You will tap into our proven beginner friendly curriculum, adapted for online learning.

Over the course of 30 weeks, you will learn the technical skills needed to work as a video game designer while also gaining industry knowledge on the newest trends and technologies while networking with instructors, industry experts, and hiring partners.

You will become part of a wide community of like-minded individuals, allowing for collaboration and peer-to-peer learning via Discord, video meetings, networking events, and support forums.

You will receive extensive on-demand support both inside and outside of class each week. You will also have access to a tutor network.

You will receive career-planning assistance, including: Portfolio reviews, resume and online portfolio support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more. You'll also have access to a dedicated career advisor who will work with you on your professional development.

4.8

4.8

4.8

Student Rating

Student Rating

Student Rating

"It was a really special experience. Not only because of the amount of care that is put into educating all of us students, but just the format and the method of delivering the content, which is a lot in a short period of time, was really well thought out and it was really creatively presented"

"It was a really special experience. Not only because of the amount of care that is put into educating all of us students, but just the format and the method of delivering the content, which is a lot in a short period of time, was really well thought out and it was really creatively presented"

"It was a really special experience. Not only because of the amount of care that is put into educating all of us students, but just the format and the method of delivering the content, which is a lot in a short period of time, was really well thought out and it was really creatively presented"

Andrew Alderte

Chief XR Officer & Head of Digital CineConcerts

Andrew Alderte

Chief XR Officer & Head of Digital CineConcerts

Andrew Alderte

Chief XR Officer & Head of Digital CineConcerts

Andrew Alderte

Chief XR Officer & Head of Digital CineConcerts

Bootcamp Schedule & Dates

Bootcamp Schedule & Dates

Bootcamp Schedule & Dates

Study part-time, attending live online 90-min classes twice a week. Gain in-demand skills,
industry connections, and graduate job-ready.

Study part-time, attending live classes online three days a week. Gain in-demand skills, industry connections, and graduate job-ready in 6 months.

Study part-time, attending live online 90-min classes twice a week. Gain in-demand skills,
industry connections, and graduate job-ready.

Study part-time, attending live online 90-min classes twice a week. Gain in-demand skills,
industry connections, and graduate job-ready.

Sept 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept 13

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

Sept 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept 13

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

Sept 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept 13

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

Sept 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept 13

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

The Market for Game Designers
in Vancouver, BC

The Market for Game Designers
in Vancouver, BC

The Market for Game Designers
in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is known for being a hub in the video game industry, with a significant presence of game studios, ranging from independent indie studios to internationally recognized companies. Several well-known game studios have a presence in Vancouver, including Electronic Arts (EA), Capcom Vancouver, Relic Entertainment, Ubisoft, and many others. These studios often work on blockbuster titles and franchises.


According to the Vancouver Economic Commission, the city boasts more than 170 development studios producing world-class games, generating billions in annual revenue and employing thousands of people in Vancouver. Results from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada's 2021 industry survey share that video game companies contribute $5.5 billion to Canada’s GDP and employ 32,000 full-time professionals, an increase of 17 per cent since 2019. The city's robust tech industry and presence of skilled professionals in areas such as programming, design, art, and storytelling contribute to the growth of the video game industry.


Game designers in Vancouver are responsible for conceptualizing game ideas, creating game mechanics, designing levels, characters, and gameplay systems. They collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams, including artists, programmers, and writers, to bring games to life. If you are creative and love video games, a career as a game designer could be a great choice and Vancouver is a great place to start that journey.

Vancouver is known for being a hub in the video game industry, with a significant presence of game studios, ranging from independent indie studios to internationally recognized companies. Several well-known game studios have a presence in Vancouver, including Electronic Arts (EA), Capcom Vancouver, Relic Entertainment, Ubisoft, and many others. These studios often work on blockbuster titles and franchises.


According to the Vancouver Economic Commission, the city boasts more than 170 development studios producing world-class games, generating billions in annual revenue and employing thousands of people in Vancouver. Results from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada's 2021 industry survey share that video game companies contribute $5.5 billion to Canada’s GDP and employ 32,000 full-time professionals, an increase of 17 per cent since 2019. The city's robust tech industry and presence of skilled professionals in areas such as programming, design, art, and storytelling contribute to the growth of the video game industry.


Game designers in Vancouver are responsible for conceptualizing game ideas, creating game mechanics, designing levels, characters, and gameplay systems. They collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams, including artists, programmers, and writers, to bring games to life. If you are creative and love video games, a career as a game designer could be a great choice and Vancouver is a great place to start that journey.

Salary

Salary

Salary

In Canada Game Designer salaries average $120,000+ according to talent.com (2023).

In Canada Game Designer salaries average $120,000+ according to talent.com (2023).

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Get started today

Get started today

Our next cohort starts on September 17, 2024.

Get started by downloading the course outline today!

Our next cohort starts on September 17, 2024.

Get started by downloading the course outline today!

© 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.