Game Development Post Secondary Options in Alberta

With curriculums updating/changing every year as well as new technologies emerging, this page will become outdated. As a result, look at the last updated note on each of the universities/colleges.


Alberta University of the Arts (previously ACAD)

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ❌
Program
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Length Four years
Software Unity, Oculus Rift, Blender 

Results verified by student or school contact ✔️
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Athabasca University

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️
Programs
• Bachelor of Science – Computing an Information Systems Major – Game Design and Development Minor
• Bachelor of Science – Computing an Information Systems Major – Game Programming Minor
Length Four years
Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Edmonton Digital Arts College

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️

Program
Video Game Design Diploma
Length 10 months

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Grande Prairie Regional College

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ❌

Program
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Length
Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Lethbridge College

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️

Program
Virtual and Augmented Reality Certificate
Length One year
Software Unity

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

MacEwan University

Game Development Student Group
MacEwan Game Development Club
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️
• CMPT330
• CMPT430
Program
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Length Four years
Software Unity

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Game Development Student Group
Game Creators Space
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️

Programs
Game Design
Game Programming
Length
 Two years
Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️

Program
Basic 2D Game Design Certificate of Completion
Length

Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

The King’s University

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ❌

Program
Length

Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

University of Alberta

Game Development Student Group
Video Game Art and Design
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️

Program
Computer Game Development Certificate
Length
Two years
Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

University of Calgary

Game Development Student Group
Game Design Club
Game Development Specific Course Available ✔️

Program
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a Concentration in Computer Game Design
Length
Four years
Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

University of Lethbridge

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ❌

Program
Length

Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019

Red Deer College

Game Development Student Group ❌
Game Development Specific Course Available ❌

Program
Length

Software

Results verified by student or school contact
Last updated: June 25, 2019
Craig is the creator of Alberta Makes Games.
He created the Calgary Game Developers meetup group in 2013 and is a director for both Calgary Game Developers Association and Interactive Arts Alberta.

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