Hi folks, this program begins its third year at the University of Winnipeg for this fall!
Read about the program here... http://pace.uwinnipegcourses.ca/serious-games-certificate
Below is text from the CBC
Watch the video here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2455394330/
Video game development program coming to University of Winnipeg
Aspiring video game creators in Winnipeg can soon learn how it's done at the University of Winnipeg, which is offering a Serious Games Certificate program this September. The part-time certificate program will help students learn how to develop video games and more, including virtual interactive environments for educational and training purposes.
The 204-hour program, which will typically take about a year to complete, will involve eight required courses that cover skills such as story boarding, level design and game-based learning. The Serious Games Certificate program means graduates of Sisler High School's game design and development program can stay in Winnipeg to further their studies.
"In the past couple of years, we've probably lost four or five [graduates]
who have gone elsewhere — to Toronto or Vancouver — to continue their studies just because the programming to continue to develop their skills wasn't available here," said Bernard Alibudbud, a game design teacher at Sisler.
The U of W is developing the program in partnership with Project Whitecard Inc.
Read the full story on CBC.CA http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2455394330/