Video Game Designers

(NOC 5241)

Career Description

Video game designers create, design and develop the concepts, stories and structures behind video games.

Duties May Include

Video game designers decide the look and feel of the video game and come up with the designs the game will use. They work with level designers to map out the different sections of the video game to create the actual virtual environment in which the game takes place.

Examples of Titles

Computer Game Designer

Where They Work

Video game designers generally work in cities. Sometimes they will work from their homes but most time they work in an office environment. Many new media companies use open air concepts for their offices.


Video game designers will often work longer hours than 9-5 Monday to Friday. Approaching deadline and release dates for the video games they are producing will increase the hours which they work.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation Diploma
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advertising and Graphic Design Diploma; Co-op
Graphic Design Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Film Animation (BFA) Bachelor
Computer Science General Program (BCompSc) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Capilano University
North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Visual Effects for Film, Streaming & Immersive Media Diploma
2D Animation and Visual Development Diploma
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation Diploma; Advanced
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on May 20, 2012