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Graduate Certificate of Digital Design – Game Design (Milan/Toronto)
Graduate Certificate of Digital Design – Game Design (Milan/Toronto)

Graduate Certificate of Digital Design – Game Design (Milan/Toronto)

  • ID:GBC010023
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree, or demonstrated competence through related work experience (resume required)
  • Interview*
  • Application Questionnaire*
  • Portfolio* (digital portfolio accepted)
  • Resume*

* Qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio and resume electronically. Details on these supplementary requirements will be communicated at a later date to qualified applicants, as part of the review process. Qualified applicants may also be invited for an interview.

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 88 (online) minimum 22 in each skill band
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • George Brown Admissions Test, (Only Offered in Toronto)

Course Information

The Digital Design – Game Design program develops the production and design abilities of students in management scenarios through courses in design documentation, milestone and pipeline scheduling, game design theory and psychology. Taught by international faculty with industry experience and mentored by game industry leaders, students will learn how to design and develop games, not only for the entertainment market but also for serious gaming applications in health, education, construction, marketing and other sectors.

Students will have the unique opportunity to develop commercial quality games in a simulated video game studio environment, at times working with industry partners, game artists and programmers. The program offers a unique and intensive delivery structure in which the first two semesters are held in Milan, and the final semester is held in Toronto.

It is anticipated that graduates of this program will find employment in the game industry. Prior to graduation, each student will have assembled a portfolio/demo of their creative work demonstrating their ability in game design and highlighting their chosen area of specialization.

Your Field Education Options

Students with approved portfolios are eligible for non-mandatory external field placements in Semester 3.

Note: External field placements in Toronto are contingent on successful visa applications.

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Required Courses


  • DESN1101, Game Design Theory I

  • DESN1122, Game Production Thesis I

  • DESN1140, Narrative Design I

  • DESN1141, Game Psychology I

  • DESN1143, Advanced Level Design I

  • DESN1145, Game Management I

  • DESN1147, Design Documentation


  • DESN1111, Game Design Theory II

  • DESN1123, Game Production Thesis II

  • DESN1142, Game Psychology II

  • DESN1144, Advanced Level Design II

  • DESN1146, Game Management II

  • DESN1148, Game Business

  • DESN1149, Narrative Design II


  • DESN1072, Game Experiential Project

  • DESN1088, Studio Entrepreneurship

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Pre Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may go on to careers designing and managing design in the game and digital media sector or in their own business. Graduates of this program will have acquired the necessary skills to be employed as:

  • Game Designers

  • Creative Directors

  • Level Designers

  • Producers

  • Project Managers

NOTE: Graduates of this program will not be eligible for the Post-graduation work permit (PGWP) in Canada upon completion.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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