What Can You Do with a Game Design Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a Game Design Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Game Design Degree?

Most people who choose a degree in game design want to create video games. You probably already know, if you are reading this, that the gaming industry is humongous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry had over $10 billion dollars in sales and employed more than 32,000 people in 34 states in 2009.

Because game design means making fun for a living, many people choose it, and therefore, competition for jobs can be tough. Fortunately, game design majors are not limited to the gaming industry. They may also find work in advertising, marketing, communications, education, entertainment, hospitality, retail, web site development, and many other fields.

Careers you can get with a degree in game design include:

  • Audio Worker
  • Background Artist / Modeler
  • Character Artist / Animator
  • Concept Artist
  • Content Designer
  • Desktop Publishing Specialist
  • Document Specialist
  • Game Developer
  • Game Mechanic Designer
  • Game Producer
  • Game Tester
  • Game Writer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Lead Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Multimedia Author
  • Publication Designer
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Sound Designer
  • Texture Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Web Designer
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