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Game Development Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with a bachelor’s degree and knowledge of computer design software, particularly those with web site design and animation experience will have the best opportunities in this very competitive marketplace.
Those with web site design and animation experience will especially be needed as demand increases for design projects for interactive media – web sites, video games, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants, and other technology.
Game Designer Career Paths
Game Designers can decide from a wide range of career paths, choosing those that best meet their interests as well as strengths. Graduates find work as multimedia artists and animators, graphic and web designers and web-based game developers. Others may prefer the management or administrative role and find careers as creative directors, game developers or team leaders. A small number of designers also worked in engineering services or for management, scientific, and technical consulting firms.
Position titles for Game Designers include:
- Game Developer
- Web Designer
- Multimedia Author
- Concept Artist
- Level Designer
- Visual Effects Artist
Game Designer Career Fields
Nearly every industry hires designers and developers to create and manage digital media for web sites, advertising, games, movies and television special effects. These include:
- Corporate Communications
- E-learning Providers
- Retail and E-tail
- Marketing Firms
- Online Service
- Training and Development
- Web site Development
Game development is usually performed in an extremely casual business environment with T-shirts and sandals being common work attire. Many find this type of environment to be rewarding and pleasant, both professionally and personally. However, the industry is also known to require employees to work long hours.
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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GAME DEVELOPMENT