Game Design Schools In North Carolina

Game Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited game design schools in North Carolina. The trends in North Carolina'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:

  • Game Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Game Design


Schools

  1. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  2. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

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  3. Stanly Community College

    141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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  4. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Game Design Employment

North Carolina 29,680
National 1,054,840

Approximately 3% of the country's game design professionals work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Game design professionals In North Carolina

4,640 4,740 5,380 5,710 29,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Game Design is a growing field in North Carolina. In North Carolina, 25,040 more game design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of game design professionals has grown by 540%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of game design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of game design professionals has grown by 375% from 2006 to 2010.

Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$49,785 $52,585 $55,400 $62,280 $74,858
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of game design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to game design professionals are increasing in North Carolina. Game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $49,785 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $74,858 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Game design professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$41,200
25th percentile
$52,300
50th percentile
$68,772
75th percentile
$91,678
90th percentile
$114,584

This represents a 33% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of North Carolina, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of game design. The pay differential between the highest paid game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 178%

Average Salaries for Game design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Art
$52,802
Computer Animation
$56,490
Computer Programming
$78,060
Computer Science
$72,012
Design
$46,424
Game Design
$74,858
Video Game Design
$66,715
Visual Communications
$38,738

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina

associate
4
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total9

A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in game design.

Game Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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