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Game Development – Art

This program has an application deadline of April 30

Transform pixels and polygons into playable perfection, designing fantastic worlds and animating elegant assets.

Take your creative career to the next level and build the professional modelling and animation skills you need to succeed in the video game development industry.

The Game Development – Art program provides you with the creative and technical skills needed to pursue an artistic career in video game development and related industries. If you’d like to focus on coding, check out the Game Development – Programming advanced diploma program.

Through Game Development – Art, you’ll learn to analyze and design game mechanics, create and animate 2D and 3D art assets and produce functional game prototypes. You’ll also build entrepreneurial skills and learn to manage, develop and market an independent game development business.

Applied learning and practical work experience are vital to your success in this program. To help build your confidence and professional skillset, you’ll study in a collaborative, team-based environment, learn to solve real challenges and produce work that meets and exceeds industry standards. Throughout the program, you’ll work with students from Game Development – Programming to create games, gain crucial collaboration experience and build a relevant portfolio to showcase your talents.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
    Advanced Diploma
  • Program Delivery
    In-person hybrid
  • In-person Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $21,200 – $23,400
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Competitive admission
  • Application Deadline
    April 30
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll develop your technical knowledge and artistic skills and build a portfolio to showcase your abilities as an artist in the game development industry. You’ll also expand your practical experience and professional network through a co-op work placement or industry project.


Explore the variety of tools used in video game art production and build foundational skills in art asset creation.


Build on your knowledge of art asset creation and expand your creative and technical skills.


Apply your knowledge through a co-op work placement or industry project and learn to solve real production challenges as you complete group projects.


Build on your knowledge and explore new, cutting-edge art production techniques.


Complete a series of final projects as part of your professional portfolio and demo reel.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Art director
  • 3D environment artist
  • 3D character artist
  • Motion capture artist
  • 3D prop artist
  • Texture / material artist
  • VFX artist
  • 3D lighting artist
  • Technical artist
  • 3D animator
  • 3D rigger
  • UI artist
  • Virtual production artist
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What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

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Work with students from both the Art and Programming streams of the program to turn ideas into fully playable game prototypes.
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Transform the way we play and explore cutting-edge technology as you learn to develop immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences.
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Collaborate with classmates and combine diverse talents to create engaging experiences and build crucial communication and project management skills.
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Turn our state-of-the-art game development labs into your professional playground as you explore the Exchange District Campus.
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Explore your creative potential and make your dreams a playable reality using the same modern tools as industry experts.

Graduate Success

Game Design – Art graduates have the knowledge and expertise they need to efficiently create stunning, high-quality assets, animations and environments. As an RRC Polytech grad, you will also set yourself apart from the competition by building critical communication, collaboration and business management skills.

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Become an asset on any team

As a Game Design – Art grad, you’ll have the expertise and confidence to design 2D and 3D art and create an engaging, accessible end-user experience.

Take your creativity to the next level

Combine your endless creativity with powerful technical skills. With an RRC Polytech education, you’ll build the practical work experience you need to hit the ground running and graduate confident and ready to change the gaming industry.

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Join a constantly evolving industry

The gaming industry is constantly growing as game development technology changes and evolves. Learn to create innovative games and ground-breaking experiences and prepare to make your mark with a variety of exciting career opportunities.

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“The unique way the learning is structured will give students the opportunity to learn about this in-demand field in a way that aligns with how real-world studios actually work.”

Louie Ghiz – Executive Director
New Media Manitoba

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Game Development – Art program, you have excellent art and design skill, enjoy solving visual problems and want to expand your creative skillset. You’re also passionate about video games and want to create innovative and meaningful experiences as part of an exciting, creative industry.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Big-picture thinker
  • Creative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team-oriented
  • Technical thinker


  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivation
  • Time management
  • Work ethic


  • Technology
  • Visual art
  • Gaming
  • Storytelling
  • Business
  • DIY / maker culture
  • E-sports
  • Science fiction
  • Board games
  • Role-playing games

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