Collaborate & Foster Growth in the Video Games Industry

One of the key initiatives of the Interactive Society of Nova Scotia (ISNS) is to collaborate with high schools and post-secondary education institutions within the region to foster growth of the industry and hire graduates from local Universities and Colleges. By working directly with the schools to promote high standards of relevant education, we can better help prepare students for life in the industry and excel in their craft. If you’re interested in having a member speak at your school or would like your program to be added to our list, please contact us.

Post-Secondary Education

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Faculty of Computer Science

Our mission is to advance research and knowledge and prepare graduates to be leaders in the development and application of information technologies.

Acadia University

Acadia University

Computer Science (BCS, BSc)

Acadia University’s Jodrey School of Computer Science will help you move beyond being just a user of computers. The School will teach you how to design and implement computer systems that solve real-world problems.

Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University

Computing Science

In this program, you’ll explore creative ways to solve problems as you discover how computers and computer systems work. You’ll also develop other marketable skills such as analytical reasoning, advanced numeracy, computer languages like C++ and Java, software design and development, project management, and communications.

NSCAD University

NSCAD University

Master of Design Program

NSCAD offers an interdisciplinary university experience unlike any other art school in the country. If you want to join a supportive community of adventurous thinkers and makers, it’s time to begin the application process.

daVinci College

daVinci College

2d/3d Animation and Digital Art

If you are a creative or caring person with a fascination for technology, we offer career training for you. At daVinci, you will master leading edge technology and apply it to your own personal passion. Career choices include animation for film and games, digital film making, photography, graphic design, web development, audio production, networking administration, and more.

Eastern College

Eastern College

Video Game Design and Development

At Eastern College, the Video Game Design and Development program offers curriculum designed to support a team approach to game development. This team environment is a ‘must have’ in the gaming industry. Game creation requires a combination of skills, including programming, scripting, game level planning, and sound design. Our program content provides courses that support all of these skills. Students will have the opportunity to learn, think and respond within a team, by alternating in each varying role. Portfolio development is also an important part of our program.

NSCC Truro Campus

NSCC Truro Campus

Game Development

Explore how to design and develop engaging content for interactive and game studios using industry standard technologies.This program blends the disciplines of visual design, video, animation, sound and the programming skills required for Game Development or 3D Modeling and Motion Capture. This program is for technical and creative-minded people.

NSCC Ivany Campus

NSCC Ivany Campus

Graphic Design

Graphic Design solves communication problems visually. Logos, posters, package designs, websites, billboards, brochures, letterheads, advertisements, interpretive exhibitions and publications are examples of the types of communication needs Graphic Designers fulfill.

NSCC Halifax Campus

NSCC Halifax Campus

Business Intelligence Analytics

Many companies in Nova Scotia are starting to understand the need to use business intelligence and data analytics in their decision-making processes. Graduates of this program are in high demand. You gain valuable work experience during a work term or optional co-op, where you apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting, on real industry projects.

Skills Canada and High School Co-op Programs

Some companies allow high school co-op students to come into the studio and learn what it’s like to live and breathe video games. If you have a student interested, please contact the company directly to see if there is a spot available. If your school is missing and would like to be added to our list, please contact us.

Skills Canada Nova Scotia

Skills Canada Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Skills Competition & Career Showcases

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies through a range of programming. This is made possible by partnerships with industry, government, labour, and education. Our signature event is the annual Nova Scotia Skills Competition. SCNS is affiliated nationally with Skills / Compétences Canada and is associated with WorldSkills International.

CPA High School

CPA High School

Co-op Program

High School Co-operative Education helps students plan their education and get hands-on experience in potential careers while they are still in school. Students who participate in co-op will have the opportunity to understand the workplace and gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to succeed.

Citadel High School

Citadel High School

Co-op Program

High School Co-operative Education helps students plan their education and get hands-on experience in potential careers while they are still in school. Students who participate in co-op will have the opportunity to understand the workplace and gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to succeed.