Sheridan’s Game Design degree is unique in Canada. It’s a collaborative, intense program that culminates in building a complete game in your fourth year. The co-op work term built into the program will give you practical experience plus a chance to network and make contacts in the industry.
Backed up by decades of excellence in producing world-class animators, Sheridan offers a sophisticated, multi-faceted program to get you ready for an ever-changing industry.
It's a great time to get into the games industry
Gaming is Huge
The video game industry in Canada employs 16,000 people at 348 companies and is worth $1.7 billion. That’s the third largest market in the world.
Those working in the video game industry earn an average of $62,000, which is more than double the overall Canadian average salary.
A Bright Future
The industry is projected to grow 17% per year over the next couple of years.
Learn from the best.
Sheridan faculty are committed to your success. They are experts in their discipline, passionate about teaching and well-connected in their industries. They’ll pass along their ‘in the trenches’ experience so you are well-prepared to start your career off right.
Master of Arts, Visual Information Technology
Avrim talks about how games are redefining artistic expression today.
Formerly senior professor in the internationally-renowned Computer Animation Program
Founding Director of the Visualization Design Institute
Research focuses on inclusive game design and the applications of game technologies in transmedia previsualization
Max talks about the opportunities for grads to work in either a big studio or in the exploding indie game sector
Master's Degree in English (Creative Writing) from Queen's University of Belfast
Active in the video games industry for the past eight years as a writer and narrative designer
Max has worked with game publishers such as Microsoft and Activision, as well as with many indie developers
Amazing Studio Space
Interact with students in other arts disciplines – animation, illustration, development…
3D Studio Max, Maya, Rhino
Game consoles in the classroom
Work with Sheridan industry partners during your co-op
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