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Degree

Certificate in Game Level Design

Course code: #PGLDS

master

Degree

Certificate in Game Level Design

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $24,727 CAD

  • Application fee

    $95 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1year

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 31-August-2021 2021-08-31

Overview

Certificate in Game Level Design

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.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$32,302

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,112
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,575
Tuition 1 person $24,727

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and/or demonstrated experience. In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit a résumé, which includes details of related work experience, and a cover letter, which summarizes their career goals and reasons for wanting to take this program.

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

have a postsecondary diploma or degree. If you don’t have a postsecondary diploma or degree, but you have at least two years of work experience in a related field, you may be considered for admission.
have experience using computers
demonstrate English-language proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
21
listening
21
writing
21
speaking
21
reading

PTE

60
57
listening
57
writing
57
speaking
57
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 75%

Academic background and requirement

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.

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