Game design is what makes the difference between watching a movie and participating in a virtual world. It’s not only about telling stories; it’s about imagining meaningful player actions and interactions within a simulated reality.
In the digital age, game design goes beyond video games to include any way of playfully interacting with content and interactive systems. The mechanisms of games can be found in journalism, filmmaking, education, psychology, medicine, marketing, and more, as a way of better engaging with audiences. Understanding the infrastructure of playful interaction will position you to make a contribution in any of those fields.
Students interested in game design will benefit from Concordia’s Centre for Technoculture, Arts and Games (TAG), which is leading the way for games research-creation in Canada by gathering together designers, artists, engineers, students and scholars. Montreal is a gaming hub and you’ll learn from professors connected to the industry, many of whom are currently working as independent game developers.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC
Canadian High Schools: 65% or C+
U.S. High Schools: 2.5
University Transfers: C
Admission to most programs is based on portfolio/audition evaluations as well as academic grades. Applicants selected for admission have normally achieved grades that exceed minimum requirements.
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points. Admission to competitive programs is based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
Bacc. Français: A minimum grade of 11/20 for students who have completed their Bacc. Français outside of Quebec. Admission is competitive and based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.