Game Design and Development
While most people think of recreational video games when they think of gaming, the world of games goes far beyond the screen. Tabletop and live-action games allow people to engage face to face. Transformative games are used in education, corporate training, health care, and informal learning institutions such as museums and libraries. Serious games, simulation, gamification and gameful design techniques motivate people to get engaged with the real world by adding a game-based layer.
For our Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts (BFAA) in Game Design and Development, you’ll take courses from both Laurier and Conestoga College at our campus in Brantford. In four years, you’ll develop skills in game design, mobile game development, motivation through gameful design and interactive storytelling, project management, and entrepreneurship.
You’ll have the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to create a variety of games – digital, tabletop, and live-action – that can be used to change the world, to entertain, or ideally, both!Each semester, it is expected that you will be involved with a community game development project. During your senior year, you will work through the Brantford Games Network with a community partner to create a game that can make a difference and explore the entrepreneurial possibilities of this game.