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Level Designer



  • Video »
  • Case Study »
    • Level Designers bring together game design, art and programming to create particular areas, or ‘levels’, of a game.
    • As Level Designer you’ll plan what characters, objects, actions and places are required for the section you are working on. If it’s a small team you could be designing and coding many of these assets yourself. On bigger projects you will be working with the art and programming departments to develop your ideas. Either way, you will have a strong sense of how all the gameplay elements need to fit together and be able to oversee each level’s completion.

  • Routes »

    University: You could do a foundation degree or degree in:

    • computer games technology
    • computer games development
    • computer science
    • interactive media
    • mathematics

    College: You could do a college course, which may lead onto more advanced qualifications or a higher apprenticeship, or help you to get a trainee position with a company. Courses include:

    • A level in Computing
    • T level in Digital Production, Design and Development
    • Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production or Games Development

    Apprenticeship: You could do a higher apprenticeship as a software developer or junior 2D artist.

  • Entry Requirements »
    • GCSE or Level 2 options: Art and Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Creative Digital Media.
    • A-Level or Level 3 options: College Level 3, BTEC Diploma in Computing for Creative Industries, AQA Technical Level IT: Programming, Art and Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Maths, Physics
    • Level 4/5 or Degree options: Computer Science, Game Design
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Someone that loves designing things
    • Creative problem solving
    • Collaborating with others
    • Designing the way characters, settings, and props look
    • Move your work in accordance with the gameplay
    • Some knowledge of game engines
    • Being open to feedback
  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Follow a passion for games
    2. Build a career from something you enjoy
    3. Adding artistic detail to a game
    4. Come up with your own creative process
    5. Using state-of-the-art animation software
    6. See your designs come to life
    7. Opportunity to be a storyteller through your work
    8. Create fun, digital playgrounds for players to experience and enjoy
    9. Chance to work with your own creations
    10. Working in trends in current gaming
  • Other roles that may interest you »
    • ​Animator
    • Character Artist
    • Concept Artist
    • Environment Artist
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