Graduate Salary
2-4 years
Avg Length

Game Design Requirements

The demand for sophisticated and high-quality games is rising, and the industry needs skillful game designers. Courses in game design provide a comprehensive focus on the gameplay, story development, and production needs of the industry. Students learn the production processes used by top studios to design and produce best-selling games. They'll also hone their skills by studying the building blocks of narrative design – storytelling, character sketching, level design – and the production tools used to translate these ideas to the screen.

Game Design Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Game Design degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Game Design degrees have experience in is Video Game Designer, followed by Games Tester, Games Artist, Video Game Producer, Postal Service Clerk, Cake Designer, Model Maker, Cartoonist, Technical Artist, and Motion Picture Projectionist.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Video Game Designer 9.9% 0.1% 71.0×
Games Tester 6.5% 0.1% 85.8×
Games Artist 3.1% 0.0% 65.3×
Video Game Producer 4.0% 0.0% 330.0×
Postal Service Clerk 2.4% 0.0% 56.4×
Cake Designer 0.8% 0.1% 14.3×
Model Maker 0.5% 0.0% 16.6×
Cartoonist 1.0% 0.1% 13.1×
Technical Artist 1.8% 0.0% 276.5×
Motion Picture Projectionist 1.7% 0.0% 90.1×

Game Design Salary

Game Design graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Game Design Underemployment

Game Design graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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