Game Design Schools In New York

In New York, there are 2 accredited schools where game design classes faculty can find employment. The trends in New York's game design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in game design includes game design training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Game Design
  • Masters degree in Game Design


Schools

  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    110 8th St, Troy, New York 12180-3590

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Rochester Institute of Technology

    1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, New York 14623-5603

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

New York Vs. National Game Design Employment

New York 82,650
National 1,054,840

Of all of the game design professionals in the country, nearly 8% are in the state of New York.

Employment Growth for Game design professionals In New York

23,610 24,110 25,990 24,910 82,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In New York, the field of game design is growing. There were 59,040 more game design professionals working in New York in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in New York, this field has grown by 250% in four years. This growth is slower than the national trend for game design professionals which shows a 375% increase in the number of game design professionals working around the nation.

Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in New York

$77,760 $82,995 $84,735 $89,285 $89,695
$47,100 $51,120 $53,567 $54,837 $56,461
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to game design professionals are growing in New York. Game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $77,760 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $89,695 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Game design professionals in New York

10th percentile
$47,892
25th percentile
$61,828
50th percentile
$83,600
75th percentile
$109,875
90th percentile
$136,150

This represents a 13% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 184% pay differential between the highest paid game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of game design in New York.

Average Salaries for Game design professionals and related professions in New York

Art
$70,104
Computer Animation
$66,340
Computer Programming
$78,680
Computer Science
$82,724
Design
$67,914
Game Design
$89,695
Video Game Design
$74,260
Visual Communications
$59,000

In New York, game design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in New York

associate
0
bachelor
2
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total3

67% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in game design.

Game Design Faculty Salaries in New York

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