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Game Design and Development (BFAA)

Game Design and Development (BFAA)

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Want to change the world through games? Our Game Design and Development program will help you develop the tools to create tabletop and digital games that transform and motivate players in areas like education, health care, journalism and social justice.

While you will learn some programming, art and sound design, your focus is on the technical and creative writing required for the design of games.


Program Highlights

  • Working with Laurier’s LaunchPad program, you'll create and use games and game-based experiences to solve problems in collaboration with local commercial, industrial, academic, cultural or social organizations.
  • Explore our graduating student portfolios.

Sample Courses

  • Using Games to Change the World
  • Analog Gaming and Interactivity
  • Introduction to Interactivity
  • Designing Digital and Social Media
  • Ethics in Gaming
  • Escape Room and Puzzle Design
  • Gamification and Gameful Design

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 70%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Leadership Option/Minor
  • Business Technology Management Option
  • Psychology Minor
  • Youth and Children's Studies Minor
  • Professional Writing Minor
  • User Experience Design specialization


Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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