|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||1 year/ 3 semesters|
|Tuition fee||CA$28,790 per program
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$23,145), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and/or demonstrated experience. In some cases, applicants may be requested to submit:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
If your IELTS/TOEFL score does not meet the minimum English language requirement for direct entry, you may choose to enter the English Language Studies (ESL) program, offered by Sheridan College, which is an intensive, full-time academic program.
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.
Canada is a major player in the digital games market. Graduates of Game Development – Advanced Programming are well-positioned to attract the attention of employers in the industry.
Our certificate can lead to exciting opportunities in:
- Digital graphics
- Game level design
- Game programming
- Project management
- Software developer