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Game Design Bootcamp

Part-time · 30 weeks

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.

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 week 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 by showcasing your technical skills in your capstone project

Community Access - Access to Circuit Stream's Community of 1000+ tech professionals

Digital Badge - show off the skills you earn through a co-branded digital badge with Circuit Stream and McGill School of Continuing Studies

Live Sessions - Two 2.5 hour live sessions per week

Lab Session - A dynamic environment to foster your skills offered every other week 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 by showcasing your technical skills in your capstone project

Community Access - Access to Circuit Stream's Community of 1000+ tech professionals

Digital Badge - show off the skills you earn through a co-branded digital badge with Circuit Stream and McGill School of Continuing Studies

Why take this program?

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.

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.

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

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

Hands-On Bootcamp

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

Hands-On Bootcamp

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

Career Coaching

Receive dedicated career support from Circuit Stream’s Career Coaches, including resume building, interview preparation, and access to job opportunities in the gaming field.

Career Coaching

Receive dedicated career support from Circuit Stream’s Career Coaches, including resume building, interview preparation, and access to job opportunities in the gaming field.

Career Coaching

Receive dedicated career support from Circuit Stream’s Career Coaches, including resume building, interview preparation, and access to job opportunities in the gaming field.

The Curriculum

Unit 1

Game Design Foundations

Unit 1

Game Design Foundations

Unit 2

Prototypes with Unreal Engine

Unit 2

Prototypes with Unreal Engine

Unit 3

Game Concept Development

Unit 3

Game Concept Development

Unit 4

Gameplay Design

Unit 4

Gameplay Design

Unit 5

Game User Experience ("Game Feel")

Unit 5

Game User Experience ("Game Feel")

Unit 6

Capstone Project

Unit 6

Capstone Project

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

Pricing

Save when you enrol early!

Save 10%

Applications submitted by August 2, 2024

$13,496

Standard Pricing

Applications submitted after August 2, 2024

$14,995

Save when you enrol early!

Save 10%

Applications submitted by August 2, 2024

$13,496

Standard Pricing

Applications submitted after August 2, 2024

$14,995

Pay Upfront

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

$14,995 CAD

excluding tax

excluding tax

Deferred Payment Plans

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

For as low as

CAD $624/monthly

excluding tax

excluding tax

External Funding Opportunities

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

Windmill Microlending

Achēv’ Accelerating Career Advancement

External Funding Opportunities

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

Windmill Microlending

Achēv’ Accelerating Career Advancement

External Funding Opportunities

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

Windmill Microlending

Achēv’ Accelerating Career Advancement

Register with Circuit Stream

Register with Circuit Stream

Register with Circuit Stream

September 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept. 9

Time Slot #1

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Time Slot #2

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

September 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept. 9

Time Slot #1

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Time Slot #2

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

September 17, 2024

April 29, 2025

Enrolment Deadline: Sept. 9

Time Slot #1

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Time Slot #2

Live Sessions

Tuesday & Thursday

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Labs

Wednesdays (Bi-monthly)

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM ET

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I earn a certificate from this course?

Will I earn a certificate from this course?

Will I earn a certificate from this course?

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Is this an online course?

Is this an online course?

Is this an online course?

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

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

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?

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

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