Program Overview

Discover a career in game development.

At the NSLC on Game Design, you’ll explore visual art, system design, and coding workshops that give you the skills to build your video games and interactive experiences.

The NSLC is proud to partner with Vancouver Film School to offer a project-based interdisciplinary game design education.

I loved everything about it. Between the people, the trips, the lessons, and the staff, I had a wonderful time and would come back in a heartbeat.

Bradley, Kentucky

Guest Speakers

Gain industry insights.

Interact with guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds that bring practical knowledge and real-world experiences to the Game Design program.

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Trips & Tours

Go beyond the classroom.

Gain a new perspective on game design through field trips that uncover how the industry works behind the scenes. A mix of educational and sightseeing tours allow you to explore the city surrounding the university.

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University of British Columbia Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Vancouver Film School - School of Creative Technologies
  • Beyond Capture Studios
  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Beach Day or Whale Watching
  • Stanley Park
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Granville Island

University of California, Los Angeles Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Battlefield Mobile at EA Game
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Facebook Gaming
  • Farmers Market
  • Santa Monica Pier

Leadership
is in our name.

Each NSLC program contains a leadership curriculum designed to teach skills that can apply to all areas of life. Workshops on personality styles, communication and listening, resilience, and empathy set the foundation for a successful future, no matter where it may lead.

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Life on a College Campus

Dates, Locations, & Tuition

NSLC provides an immersive pre-college experience that prepares students for life beyond high school, allowing them to study in university classrooms, learn to navigate a campus, and experience living with roommates. All students are required to reside in supervised campus dormitories and will be provided meals through campus dining services.

What does my tuition include?

$3,895 Residential

Summer 2024

Jul 20 - Jul 28

Aug 1 - Aug 9

Trips & Tours Sample Schedule

University of British Columbia Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Vancouver Film School - School of Creative Technologies
  • Beyond Capture Studios
  • Downtown Vancouver
  • Beach Day or Whale Watching
  • Stanley Park
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Granville Island

$3,995 Residential

Summer 2024

Jun 23 - Jul 1

Jul 5 - Jul 13

Trips & Tours Sample Schedule

University of California, Los Angeles Trips & Tours

Trips and tours may include:

  • Battlefield Mobile at EA Game
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Facebook Gaming
  • Farmers Market
  • Santa Monica Pier

⊛ NSLC has no affiliation with UBC and UBC is not involved in or responsible for the quality, suitability, delivery or other aspects of NSLC in any way.

Pay over time.

Flexible plans allow you to pay monthly – until 30 days before your program – at no additional fee.
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Protect your tuition.

Affordable trip insurance protects your investment in case of emergency.
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Apply for a scholarship.

NSLC awards more than $500,000 in scholarships each year.
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Earn College Credit

NSLC has partnered with American University to offer an online college credit opportunity for students across all our programs and locations. AU’s faculty-taught courses are completed at home outside the dates of your program and tailored to complement your area of study.

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