Apply your artistic skills and training to a career as a game level designer
Long recognized as a world-class training ground for animators, Sheridan is now leading the way in the training of industry-ready game design professionals.
If you already have a degree or diploma in an art-related discipline, and love gaming, this graduate level program could be your entry into an exciting field. The game level designer is responsible for designing the game spaces in which the player competes. The new Sheridan graduate program in Game Level Design offers unmatched preparation for that niche, focusing on the specific skills employers seek in game level designers.
Developed in response to industry need, the Sheridan three-semester Game Level Design Program simulates a realistic work environment in which artists and programmers integrate their skills. You'll use the computer screen to express and communicate game level design concepts and gain practical skills for applying knowledge in work situations. In your final semester, you'll collaborate with graduate-level programmers from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) to develop a quality video game capstone project.
A Well-Rounded Skill Set
The Sheridan game level design courses focus on offering applied, real-world skill development. Assignments and class work focus on case studies, simulations and lab projects. You'll learn both 2D and 3D game design, while gaining industry-specific skills in:
- Story and scripting
- Cinematography and sound
- Multi-player systems
- Game documentation
- Play testing
- Project management
Ontario's digital game industry is poised for growth, and so is the demand for game level designers. With the Game Level Design Graduate Certificate program from Sheridan, you'll be ready to step right into an exciting game design career.
The Game Level Design Program is offered at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.