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Game Level Design

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Game Level Design

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Apply your creative skills for a game level designer career.

Program Overview

A realistic work environment

Developed in response to industry need, this three-semester program simulates a realistic work environment in which designers, coders and artists integrate their skills. You'll learn to communicate game level design concepts and gain practical skills to implement and evaluate this knowledge in a simulated work situation. Note: This program is held consecutively – September to August.

A well-rounded skill set

The Sheridan game level design courses focus on offering applied, real-world skills development. Assignments and class work focus on case studies. You'll learn both 2D and 3D game design, while gaining industry-specific skills in game design and development, story and scripting, cinematography and sound, multi-player systems, game documentation and play testing.

The future of the game industry

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.

Additional information

Canada is a major player in the digital games development market. Game level designers occupy a unique niche in the computer gaming industry, focusing on the detailed design of player experience and interaction.

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.

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.

View gallery of student work: Game Level Design Showcase

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    PROG 50004Introduction to Programming and Scripting for Games3
    GAME 55586Story, Quests and Missions3
    GAME 54579Game Level Design 16
    HIST 56529Introduction to Game Design Theory3
    GAME 53921Game Asset Creation3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    GAME 56859Game Asset Integration (Prerequisite: GAME 53921)3
    GAME 58823Applications of Scripting for Games3
    GAME 58448Game Mechanics and Prototyping3
    GAME 50036Game Level Design 2 (Prerequisite: GAME 54579)6
    MGMT 50036Game Production3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    GAME 54321 Capstone Project (Prerequisite: HIST 56529 and MGMT 50036)18
    Total:18

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Postsecondary diploma or degree.

or

Demonstrated competence through related work, and/or educational experience.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and the results of a portfolio submission.

Postsecondary transcripts indicating courses completed to date must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.

Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES.  A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Sheridan Game Level Design program will attract strong interest from employers in the digital game industry. Our integrated approach with game programming and emphasis on applied problem-solving are unique in the field, offering the type of preparation employers seek.

Career Employment Areas

  • Game Level Design
  • Game Design
  • Game Development
  • Project Management
  • Digital Graphics

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Create and combine pre-existing and original game components in the construction of game levels.
  • Design, develop and test functional prototypes of game levels that are consistent with predetermined rules, mechanics, characters and narrative structures.
  • Integrate increasingly more complex graphics, models, animation, sound and cinematography into game levels.
  • Create game documents for communication and record keeping that are consistent with industry standards.
  • Determine appropriate scripting techniques for game level development.
  • Work effectively in a collaborative, team-based environment providing guidance to others in resolving issues.
  • Manage projects and specific job role activities, using effective project and personal time management.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of game level design by applying the principles of design theory.
  • Evaluate the role of historical trends to situate contemporary designs.
  • Analyze new trends in game level design in order to keep pace with changing markets and technology.
  • Adapt to the requirements and limitations of specific hardware platforms and software environments to create progressively more difficult game levels.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$13,839.47

Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$25,452.47

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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1 yr (3 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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1 yr (3 semesters)

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Sheridan’s new Bachelor of Experiential Design is the first degree of its kind in Canada, teaching holistic approaches to wayfinding, public installation, placemaking, exhibition design, themed environments and event design. Our internationally recognized faculty, deep industry connections and renowned creative culture provide the ideal foundation for this ground-breaking program.

Workshop Schedule

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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1 yr (3 semesters)

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Program Mission

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Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PGLDS

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