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Sample Career Options

This program will introduce you to all of the skills necessary to conceptualize, create, adapt and promote a game, and use games to create transformations in the social and cultural spaces they inhabit. Graduates will be well positioned to communicate across the spectrum of gaming professions and understand the unique contributions brought by programmers, designers, storyboard artists, editors and more.

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • application designer
  • corporate trainer
  • design director
  • educational/training game designer
  • game designer
  • game developer
  • game producer
  • game system designer
  • game writer
  • gamification developer
  • indie game entrepreneur
  • project manager
  • simulation and experiential learning designer
  • simulation developer
  • technical director
  • user interface developer

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2021)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

21 Game Design and Development Graduates:

  • Employed: 58.3%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 33.3%
  • Looking for Work: 8.3%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • associate analyst
  • junior game designer
  • game developer
  • social media coordinator

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master's degree: Digital Humanities, English and Film Studies, Inclusive Design.
  • College program: Esport Business Management.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • app developer
  • digital marketing coordinator
  • game designer
  • project manager
  • quality assurance analyst
  • technical game analyst
  • technical trainer

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Develop a toolkit of analog and digital game design mechanisms, and select and combine them with a narrative to create an engaging game that conveys positive values.
  • Work within an organizational context to develop a game or simulation that will bring about a specific outcome for an audience.
  • Use game mechanisms and interactive storytelling to convey positive values through engaging games.
  • Develop your game ideas through design documents and detailed rulesets.
  • Create a functional prototype of an analog or digital game through an iterative development and playtesting cycle.
  • Pitch a game idea, design document, game prototype or finished game to funders, game companies, players and the general public.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration & Teamwork 

  • Manage a project and lead a team of programmers, artists and sound designers throughout the prototyping and game development process.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.


  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.