Ontario's computer game industry is poised for growth, and so is the demand for game development talent with advanced programming skills.
Begin your career – now!
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 graduate certificate in Game Development – Advanced Programming presents a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity.
An integrated approach
Offered alongside the Game Level Design program at Sheridan's renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, our game development courses simulate a realistic work environment that integrates game programming, tool development, digital art, storytelling and project management. This unique integrated approach prepares students for success in a collaborative, highly creative work environment.
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.
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.
The benefits of our program include:
- Outstanding job prospects in a growing industry.
- Hands-on curriculum emphasizing job-specific skills.
- Collaboration with Sheridan renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design.
The program’s integrated multidisciplinary approach and emphasis on applied problem-solving are unique in the field, offering the preparation employers are looking for, and advanced programming skills that stand out on a résumé.
In our program, you'll gain important industry-specific skills such as:
- Gameplay programming
- Graphics programming
- Mobile game development
- Project management
- Game documentation
- Tool development
In your final semester, you'll collaborate with students from the Game Level Design program to develop and produce an original video game capstone project.
Game Development – Advanced Programming is offered at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.