Why Game Development?

Video games matter, and Christians are looking to have a bolder voice in the video game world.

Why Game Development?

Video games matter, and Christians are looking to have a bolder voice in the video game world.

Video games can be creative, informing, and moving. By creating a program to train students from a faith-based perspective, we are preparing them to do excellent work in the games industry, to be life-long learners and team players and, above all, to inspire change.

Imagine if there was a game development program that would do all that plus give you what you need to thrive in a very competitive games industry.

Introducing Trinity Western’s revolutionary new Game Development Program - a highly immersive program that will equip you with:

  • a BA in Game Development
  • marketable skills to succeed in a cut-throat industry.
  • a professional portfolio
  • a good idea of a specialization, which you can use for further education or to get that dream job
  • a well-rounded liberal arts education designed to make you a very valuable employee across fields.

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Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Details

  • 25 students maximum per class
  • 5 students maximum per stream
  • subject to final approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education
     

Choose from these 5 study streams

TWU’s Game Development Program offers five study streams. Which stream is right for you?
 

The world-builder.

You’re a creative and narrative artist. You love to give form to systems and breathe life into the imaginary worlds, characters, places, and plots everyone wants to interact with.

What’s my stream?

Writing + Design: learn how to design, structure and write narrative and dialogue, and do public relations, blogging and community management for video games.

The artist.

Design is your life. So is learning how to create amazing, memorable-looking game worlds—including the websites and materials that promote them to the world.

What’s my stream?

Game Art: learn to design and implement artwork and animation for video games and create supporting publicity materials like promotional websites.

The maestro.

Passionate about music and sound, you love to play around with digital technology to create dynamic sound environments. You believe the best gaming experience is an immersive one.

What’s my stream?

Music + Sound Design: learn how to compose and create the sound environments and soundtracks of game worlds.

The CODER.

You’re a technical thinker, you love working with machines, and you’re passionate about programming. You’re looking for the chance to put it all together as part of a diverse team.

What’s my stream?

Software Development: learn to program and design video game software.

The promoter.

As a born leader, skilled organizer, and future promoter of great games, you’re drawn to the management and marketing side of things. Topics like building a business plan and product promotion excite you.

What’s my stream?

Marketing + Management: learn how to manage teams and projects, build budgets and business models for the video game industry as well as how to market games. This stream has two sub-specializations in Marketing and Management.

Important Dates

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

Careers in Game Development
  • Game Designer
  • Public Relations Writer
  • Game Artist
  • User Interface Designer
  • Game Music Composer
  • Game Sound Designer
  • Game Programmer
  • Game Marketer
  • Project Manager

Note: some sectors will require additional training

Faculty Profiles

Kevin Schut, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of the Arts, Media + Culture; Professor of Media + Communication