Gain specialized game development skills and launch your career as a game developer.
Long recognized for excellence in animation, digital media and technology, Sheridan now brings an innovative multidisciplinary approach to the study of video game development. Our new graduate certificate in Game Development–Advanced Programming presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Offered alongside the Game Level Design Program
at Sheridan renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, our game development courses simulate a realistic work environment that integrates game programming, digital art, storytelling and project management. This unique integrated approach prepares students for success in a collaborative, highly creative work environment.
Ontario's computer game industry is poised for growth, and so is the demand for game development talent with advanced programming skills. Game programmers play a vital role in the industry, and are commonly involved in a project from initial conception through to production. Combined with your degree or diploma in computer science or computer programming, the Sheridan Game Development Advanced Programming certificate will prepare you to step directly into an exciting game development career.
Gain Industry-Specific Skills
Developed in response to industry need, Sheridan Game Development courses encompass both 2D and 3D game development. You'll learn advanced game programming techniques, utilize industry-standard technologies, and apply your programming skills to animation, artificial intelligence and multiplayer systems. You'll gain important industry-specific skills such as:
- Gameplay programming
- Graphics programming
- Mobile game development
- Project management
- Game documentation
In your final semester, you'll collaborate with graduate students from the Game Level Design Program to develop and produce an original video game capstone project.
- Outstanding job prospects in a growing industry
- Hands-on curriculum emphasizing job-specific skills
- Collaboration with Sheridan renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design
Game Development-Advanced Programming is offered at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.