Computers, Tech & Engineering
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Game Developers

If you spent your childhood playing video games, why not spend your adult life making them? A degree in Game Development could help get you there.

Types of Degrees

Game Development students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). Oftentimes, students pursue a degree in computer science or computer programming with a concentration or minor in game development or design.

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 Development Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Game Development include:

  • Video Game Programmer/Designer
  • 3-D Animator
  • Software Developer
  • 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 Software Developers was $105,590 in 2019 while Computer Programmers earned a median salary of $86,550 in 2019.(1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on 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.