Video Game Designers

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What do Video Game Designers do?

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

How to become: Video Game Designers

Requirements for video game designers vary from job to job and company to company. In general, they require some kind of background in computer programming, computer-graphic design or multimedia design studies. They may also be expected to have some skill when it comes to creative storytelling.

These requirements are for graphic designers and illustrating artists in general:

You must have a high school diploma and creative ability as demonstrated by a portfolio of your work.

You usually need a university degree in visual arts with a specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning, or a college/other program in graphic arts. As an illustrator, you may also need additional training in your area of specialization.

You may need experience or training in multimedia design at a college/post-secondary or technical institution.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager or senior designer.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Video Game Designers

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Information Technology - Game Development and Entrepreneurship Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation Diploma; Advanced
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Animation - 3D Diploma; Online
Interactive Media Management Post-diploma; Online
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate
Advanced Game Development Diploma Diploma
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Video Game Designers make?

Low:
$31,408
Average:
$62,400
High:
$101,920

Job openings for Video Game Designers

Job Seekers:
13,200
Job Openings:
10,700