Level Designer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Level Designer

Turn a passion for gaming into a career imagining and designing levels and environments for a host of different games.

Whether it's a battlefield for a first-person shooter, or a fantastical, immersive map for a platform game, you can turn your artistic vision into gaming reality.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Create maps for new games.
  • Contribute to the overarching storyline of a game.
  • Generate visual concepts of different levels.

Getting in and Qualifications


If you are planning to become a Level Designer, then there are a range of options.

Useful subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • Art
  • Graphic communication

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development or in Creative and Digital Media can help to develop your skills.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to ensure you have the right information.


You could do an apprenticeship, study for a degree in animation and gain practical work experience.

Level Designers have a mixture of computer and animation skills, so it is worth studying for a bachelor’s degree in computer programming. As level design is a specialist field, you may decide to apply for an internship with a studio to gain more experience.

A Modern Apprenticeship in IT and Telecommunications or Creative is a route into a career as a Level Designer.