CIRCA:Higher Education Courses and Curricula


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Course only in Degree programs

These schools have no video game credential or specialized program but do offer at least one course relating to video games on either a technical, design, or theory level.


  • Grand Prairie Regional College (Computer Science)
  • Grant MacEwan (Computer Science)
  • Keyano College (Computer Information Systems)
  • King’s University College (Computer Science)
  • University of Alberta (Computer Science, Humanities Computing)
  • University of Calgary (Education, English, Fine Arts)
  • University of Lethbridge (Computer Information Technology, Mathematics)

British Columbia Capilano University (Computer Science) University of British Columbia (Library Sciences, Social Media Certificate) Vancouver Island University (Digital Media)


  • University of Brandon (Computer Science/Mathematics)


  • Nipissing University (Computer Science)
  • Trent University (Computing and Information Systems)
  • University of Guelph (Bachelor of Computing)
  • University of Toronto (Communication Culture and Information Technology)
  • University of Toronto (Computer Science)
  • University of Western Ontario ( Computer Science)
  • University of Western Ontario (Media, Information, and Technoculture)
  • University of Windsor (Computer Science)
  • York University (Education)


  • Université du Québec en Outaouais (Computer Engineering)


  • University of Regina (Computer Science, Fine Arts)
  • University of Saskatchewan (Computer Science)
  • Yukon College (Continuing Ed Program: Computers and Multimedia)

Degree program with Specialisation in Video Games


  • Nait (Game Development Certificate)
  • University of Calgary (Computer Science - specialisation in Computer Game Design or Computer Graphics)

British Columbia

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems with Video Game Component)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (Bachelor of Film and Animation with Video Game Animation Major)
  • Great Northern Way (Masters in Digital Media)
  • Simon Fraser University (Degree in Interactive Arts and Technology)


Acadia University (Bachelor in Computing Science, Specialisation in Game Development) Prince Edward Island University (Bachelor in Computing Science with Video game specialisation)


  • Algoma University (Bachelor of Computer Science, Computer Games Technology specialisation)
  • Brock University (Bachelor in Interactive Arts and Science)
  • Carleton University (Bachelor of Interactive Technology)
  • Carleton University (Bachelor of Science with Computer Game Development Stream)
  • McMaster (Bachelor of Engineering in Multimedia)
  • University of Ontario (Faculty of Business and Information Technology – Game development and Entrepreneurship Specialisation)
  • University of Western Ontario (Minor in Game Development within the department of Computer Science)


  • Centre NAD (3D animation and Digital Design)
  • Concordia (Computer Science and Engineering with video game specific courses)
  • McGill University (Centre for Intelligent Machines - Combination of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Université Laval (Bachelor in Software Engineering with Video Game Stream)

Video Game Diploma Programs


  • Alberta College Art and Design (Media Arts and Digital Technology Program)
  • Pixel Blue (3D Game Modeling Program)
  • Guru Digital Arts (Interaction Design and Game Development)


  • Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology
  • Centennial College (Advanced Diploma in Interactive Game Software Development – *School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • College of the North Atlantic (Diploma in Video Game Design)
  • George Brown College (Diploma in Game Programming)
  • Humber College (Diploma in School of Media Studies and IT: Game Programming)
  • Seneca College (Diploma in Animation)


  • Université de Montréal (Diploma of Higher Specialised Studies in Game Design)


  • New Media Campus (3D Animation and Game Design Online Diploma)
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