|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Oakville|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, plus 1 Co-op term|
|Tuition fee||CA$20,885 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$17,334), 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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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
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.
A relevant portfolio is required.
The portfolio submission is a mandatory component of the admission process for the Bachelor of Game Design program.
A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.
After applying to the program, applicants will be required to submit a portfolio online and will receive submission instructions.
Learn more about the Portfolio Requirements.
Sheridan now offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in game design.
A Program 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.
Game Design courses focus on providing applied, real-world skill development. Assignments and classwork 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.
This program contains a mandatory internship for all students during the winter semester (January–April) between the 5th and 6th academic semesters (3rd Year).
Internships are a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with work experience within a professional environment. Internship work terms are related to the academic studies of the student and may be paid or unpaid. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.
Demand for game designers is on the rise in Ontario’s ever-growing video game industry. With a bachelor of game design degree from Sheridan, graduates will be well equipped to find meaningful work in the game industry.
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