Game Designing

By: Sierra Davis


Is this career you are making video game.

Required Skills

  1. Some skills that game designers may need include:
    • Computer programming and knowledge of programming languages.
    • Coding.
    • Problem solving and critical thinking.
    • Knowledge of audio and video equipment.
    • Written and verbal communication.

Computer animation and graphics also play a huge role in video games, and game designers must have at least some skills in these areas. Graphics is what the player actually sees on the screen, while animation refers to bringing items within a game such as characters and background to life by putting them in motion. Many players tend to judge the quality of a video game based on realism and creative application of the graphics and animation. If the software program is the "brains" of the game, graphics and animation are its "body."

Educational requirements

courses are usually offered within the computer science or media departments. Video game designers typically have a bachelor's degree in game design, computer engineering, or computer science which takes four to five years to complete. Courses in a game design degree program may include project management, integrated video design and technology, game prototyping and level design.

University of Texas in Austin Has then courses.


Individuals in this industry earn $70,000-$90,000 annually. A Video Game Designer can get a salary between 40000 - 60000 based on tenure level. Video Game Designers will most likely earn an average compensation of Fifty Thousand Four Hundred dollars annually.

Future Outlook

First of all, getting a job as a game designer is extremely hard. Traditionally game designers are former testers, programmers or artists that change their job profile while working in the industry. Even with a good portfolio it’s still quite difficult to land a first job directly as a game designer. If you look at the listings for game design positions, you’ll often notice how a several years experience plus a certain number of delivered titles in the industry are required. Why is it so? Because the game designer must demonstrate to be able to effectively complete a game. A good game.

Total jobs: 520,800

The video game designing industry is increasing in the mobile gaming but is staying the same rate in actual video games.



Similar jobs to this

  • 3D Artist and animation
  • computer programmers

Why I Picked This career

I found interest in this career when i was 7th grade because i got tried of gta of the end. it was boring, all i had to do was kill. get online, and fix up my cars. i thought it would better if i more stuff.. i cant tell what i had in mind.

Comment Stream