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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Game Level Design

Apply your creative skills for a game level designer career.

Sheridan's game level design courses focus on offering applied, real-world skill development.

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

  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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