Hamilton’s Mohawk College Launches New Ethics-Focused Game Design Program


By Anthony Urciuoli

Published on September 21, 2022 at 8:30 am

Mohawk College in Hamilton has launched a new program aimed at preparing students for careers in the fast-growing and ever-changing game design industry.

Mohawk College of Hamilton seeks to prepare students for careers in the rapidly growing and ever-changing game design industry.

Mohawk says its new three-year Advanced Diploma Game Design program will also focus on “breaking down barriers and creating game content that reflects today’s more diverse and inclusive society.” “.

While the college’s new curriculum will equip students with the design, technical and artistic skills used in game production, it also includes an ethics course that explores both game content and workplace dynamics.

“This program creates a talent pool that will directly feed the growing digital media and game design industry in Ontario, Hamilton and the surrounding region,” said Sylvia Lowndes, Dean of the McKeil School of Business | School of Creative Industries, Liberal Studies & Communication. “Digital media is one of the fastest growing technology sectors in Hamilton, and this program will develop future ready graduates who can find promising new careers in this exciting industry.

Hamilton's Mohawk College Launches New Ethics-Focused Game Design Program

According to Mohawk, the leadership team that developed the program is largely made up of female scholars.

“This program will provide students with a healthy understanding of how the content they create can impact users and reinforce the importance of supporting a positive and collaborative work environment,” said Advisor Dr. Angela Stukator. co-director of program development. with the Associate Dean, Dr. Lisa Funnell.

“This program is intended to model rather than reflect the gaming industry.”

Mohawk College’s Advanced Diploma Game Design program will welcome its first class of students in September 2023, with opening of registrations this October.

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