Game Design Schools
As a professor or instructor of game design classes at one of the 31 accredited game design schools in the country, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in game design, which encompasses game design training at the following levels:
- Game Design Certificate
- Associates degree in Game Design
- Bachelors degree in Game Design
- Masters degree in Game Design
- PhD degree in Game Design
- Dark Yellow: Actual Values
In 2010, 333,620 game design professionals were working in the US. The number of game design professionals has shrunk by 16% between 2006 and 2010.
And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%.
The median yearly salary earned by game design professionals, in 2010, was $71,380. The median yearly salary for game design professionals in the US was 13% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.
- Light Blue: Salaries
Game design professionals' salaries have seen a 9% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.
- Yellow: Associate's Degree in Game Design
- Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Game Design
- Red: Doctorates Degree in Game Design
- Light blue: Master's Degree in Game Design
- Grey: Certificate in Game Design
We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for game design professionals. And the story on the educational front is similar. In 2006, 1,551 students graduated from game design degree programs in the US. In 2010, 2,184 students graduated from game design schools.
Thus, in 4 years, there was a 41% growth in the number of game design graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from game design courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.
The number of schools offering game design programs has decreased. There were 272 game design schools across the country in 2006. And there were 420 schools in 2010.
Game Design Faculty Salaries
- California4 Schools
- North Carolina4 Schools
- Florida3 Schools
- Wisconsin2 Schools
- Arizona2 Schools
- Colorado2 Schools
- Georgia2 Schools
- Kansas2 Schools
- New York2 Schools
- Minnesota1 Schools
- New Hampshire1 Schools
- New Mexico1 Schools
- Pennsylvania1 Schools
- South Dakota1 Schools
- Texas1 Schools
- Utah1 Schools
- Vermont1 Schools