Game Studies (Graduate Diploma)

The course-based, interdisciplinary Graduate Diploma in Game Studies was developed to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of game studies and design. With a special focus on games for education, health and persuasion, the diploma program explores how principles of game studies and design can be used in non-gaming fields such as education, public policy and healthcare.

Comprised of six courses, the program can be completed in 3 terms (1 year). It is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including recent university graduates and mid-career professionals. Successful students have the opportunity to transfer into the MA Game Design Program, with permission from the Graduate Program Director.

Entry point:

  • September


  • 3 terms (1 year)

Application deadline:

  • February 1

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • A Written Statement of Intent — Please include your interests in the Graduate Diploma in Game Studies program at Brock. What do you hope to learn in the program? What prior experience with games do you have that would assist you in studying and/or making games at the graduate level? Your statement should be a maximum of 2,500 characters.

Career outcomes

  • MA Game Design program
  • Gaming companies
  • Government agencies