Video Game Level Designer

(NOC 5241)

Career Description

Level designers create the graphics and look of the individual levels or modules of a video games.

Duties May Include

They work with and take direction from video game designers to ensure their levels fit the design of the overall game. They may work as part of a team to craft various parts of the video game, including the overall look, story and game play.

Examples of Titles

Video Game Graphic Designer

Where They Work

Video game level designers generally work in cities. Sometimes they will work from their homes but most time they work in an office environment. Many new media companies use open air concepts for their offices.


Video game designers will often work longer hours than 9-5 Monday to Friday. Approaching deadline and release dates for the video games they are producing will increase the hours which they work.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation Diploma; Advanced
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation - 3D Diploma; Online
Graphic Design Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Interactive Multimedia and Design (IMD) Bachelor
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Film Animation (BFA) Bachelor
Computer Science General Program (BCompSc) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic and Digital Design Diploma
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Modified on May 20, 2012