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Game Design (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oakville, Canada
Demand for game designers is on the rise in Ontario’s ever-growing video game industry. With a Game Design (Honours) from Sheridan College, graduates will be well equipped to find meaningful work in the game industry.
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A Game Design (Honours) from Sheridan College incorporating material from multiple disciplines

To complement core game design courses, you'll study:

  • Game design and mechanics
  • Level design
  • Programming and technology
  • Game narrative and audio
  • 2D and 3D art and animation
  • Professional development and project management
  • Professors with industry experience

As a world-renowned leader in digital media and animation, Sheridan is uniquely positioned to educate the next generation of game designers. Our professors' expertise, technology savvy, and industry experience offer students an unmatched foundation for careers in the game design industry.

Real-world experience

Game Design courses focus on providing applied, real-world skill development. Assignments and class work focus on case studies, simulations and lab projects. Students will also complete a Co-op Work Term within the industry. The final semesters in the program are project-based, in which students work in teams to develop a game.

Career Opportunities

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Game Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Artist and Designer
  • Mobile or App Developer
  • User Experience Designer for Games
  • Interface Designer
  • Quality Assurance Playtester

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Game Design: Foundations of Game Design 
  • Introduction to Design Thinking 
  • Narrative Skills for Game Designers 
  • Introduction to Game Studies 
  • Programming tor Game Designers: Fundamentals 
  • Composition and Rhetoric 
  • Game Design: Play Design 
  • Team Project Design and Development Cycle 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U)
  • Grade 12 Math (U)
  • One senior-level Visual Arts credit at the M or Open level
  • Three other Grade 12 subjects at the U or M level
  • Minimum 65% overall average
  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with minimum 65% overall average

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20074 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9801 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9801 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakville

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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