Game & Level Design Courses (AEC) | LaSalle College Montréal & Laval

AEC in Game and Level Design

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Launch your game design or level design career with our specialized courses

Step up your game design education with our specialized game design and level design AEC training courses!

Game and level designers make games fun. They think up and create the video game’s storyline and mechanics.

With our game design and level design courses, among other things, learn to understand game mechanics, to program the interaction with the player and to incorporate 3D elements in a game engine. 

Students can practice their skills with cutting-edge software, work in teams to create their own video game during a semester designed to replicate industry conditions, and present their game or level design demo reel to a panel of professionals. 

Keen to remain at the forefront of the industry, LaSalle College was the first in Montréal to include virtual reality in its video game programs.

Leading the way in digital arts, LaSalle College gives its students the opportunity to explore their creativity in the fascinating world of video games. Montréal is a major hub in the video game industry, so it’s the perfect place to develop your skills in the field.

Many of LaSalle College’s graduates now work for the biggest names in the video game industry in Montréal, such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Eidos and WB Games. Step up your game in level design or game design with our specialized AEC courses!

This program is offered on the Montréal and Laval campuses*.

*Availability may vary depending on the semester.


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On-campus

  • At the Montréal and Laval campuses

The Game and Level Design AEC allows students to specialize in designing and creating video game environments. It will allow you to play a central role in game creation!

This program leads to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC).

  • General video game architect
  • Video game level designer
  • Video game designer
  • Video game narrative designer
  • Training in 3ds Max, ZBrush, Photoshop, Substance Painter/Designer, Unreal Engine 4 and Unity
  • Produce an entire video game in team, replicating the industry’s work structure, during the last semester
  • Create a portfolio to facilitate entry into the job market
  • Present in front of a jury made up of teachers and industry representatives at the end of the last semester
  • Teachers from video game design studios
  • Introduction to Video Games (45 h)
  • Modeling (60 h)
  • Texture (60 h)
  • Animation (45 h)
  • Game Design (60 h)
  • Level Design (60 h)
  • Advanced Game Design (120 h)
  • Advanced Level Design (120 h)
  • Narrative Design (45 h)
  • Visual Programming (45 h)
  • Professionnal Practice and Ethics (60 h)
  • Demo Reel (90 h)
  • Virtual Reality (120 h)
  • Advanced Visual Programming (60 h)
  • Production Simulation (360 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • Design environments using techniques used by professionals
  • Develop the mechanisms and interactivity of a game
  • Develop the programming for a game level and incorporate it into the game’s engine
  • Produce a complete game by simulating a professional production

Please note that some courses are offered online synchronously using the Adobe Connect platform.

The Brain

  • You have innovative video game ideas
  • You would like to learn what makes a video game original and interesting
  • You are good at creating puzzles and telling stories
  • You want to make a video game fun
  • You have a strong interest in new gaming technologies

Choose your profile to move to the next level.

3ds Max, ZBrush, Photoshop, Unreal Engine 4, Unity.

The school includes a student-run computer club, which provides support to new computer science students and organizes sports and cultural activities.