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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Game Development – Advanced Programming

Gain specialized game development skills and launch a successful career.

For the Fall 2020 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

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.

Additional information

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
  • Playtesting
  • 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.

  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate

    • Full-time
    • 1 yr (3 semesters)
    • Program code: PGDAP