Game Design


Advanced Online Workshop


Boost your Game Design career with an advanced VFS workshop.

VFS CONNECT online workshops have everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study and your dream career. Developed by industry professionals, this workshop was created for those looking to learn about the games industry and expand their Game Design capabilities.

This workshop is designed for game designers and programmers looking to expand their skillset. Therefore, we do not recommend that you enrol in this workshop without prior experience with game engines such as Unity or Unreal Engine.


*Upon successful completion of this CONNECT workshop, the cost can be deducted from any full-time Advanced Production program tuition at VFS. Only one discount may be applied. Contact a VFS Advisor for eligibility.

**Students must confirm they are at least 16 years old at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.

***Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.


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Game Design: Advanced AI Programming (online)

This workshop will teach students about the exciting art of programming video game artificial intelligence (AI) with the methods in use in the game industry at large. This course is designed to prepare anyone developing a career in game programming with the necessary skills for one of the fastest growing disciplines in games. AI dictates everything from how non-player characters (NPCs) communicate with players, attack, and even interact the space around them.

Students will begin by learning the whys and hows behind AI-controlled characters, before creating and implementing a variety of NPCs with differing operating methods. By the end of the workshop, students will understand the fundamentals behind video game AI.


  • Understand the fundamentals of NPC artificial intelligence in games
  • Create NPCs that interact with the game world and each other
  • Understand the basics and importance of timing budgets in games
  • Implement and understand various different methods of game AI
  • Create several AI showcases demonstrating their NPCs



  • Unreal Engine – Creators License download here
  • Computer with dual monitors (recommended), microphone, and camera
  • Stable Internet connection


This advanced workshop requires students to be familiar with and comfortable navigating 3D game engines. This experience may be self-taught or acquired through a VFS CONNECT workshop (i.e., Unity Boot Camp or Intro to Unreal Engine).



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