Catalog / Course

Level Design I

Course Details


1 Course

  Available Start Dates

Oct 23, Nov 20, Jan 8 (1 month, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

Credits earned after completing this course may transfer to relevant Full Sail University degree programs.

The Level Design I course explores how to analyze game levels and break them down into their basic structural components. Students will learn the benchmarks to properly guide their design when working on a level. Understanding the purpose any particular object in a level serves, whether an object is intended to be functional or simply aesthetic, and when or if a player should receive support are critical points of reference to inform level design. Students will also study level pacing and flow, setting clear goals for a player, and the importance of visual cues.

Why Take This Course

  • Explore what elements affect a game’s difficulty, aesthetic, and playability.
  • Find ways to adjust game design for an optimized player experience.
  • Learn about the essential checklists that guide professional game designers.

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Course Prerequisites

What You’ll Need

  • Basic computer skills

  • Basic understanding of computer languages

  • Experience using Unreal Engine

  • PC Laptop capable of running Unreal Engine 4

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive temporary licenses for:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom

Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, responsive educators who have years of experience in their subject. They bring a deep knowledge of industry best practices and workflows and share it with you, to support your education and help move you along your learning path.

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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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