Art, Design & Architecture
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Game Art and Design

It may seem crazy to your parents, but all those hours playing video games paired with a degree in Game Art and Design could land you a career in the game design and animation industry.

Types of Degrees

Game Art and Design students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). In this industry, a bachelor's degree is the most common level of education required for entry-level positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and design coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Game Art and Design Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Game Art and Design include:

  • 3-D Animator
  • Video Game Designer
  • Gameplay Tester
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Multimedia Artist and Animator was $75,270 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.