Video Game Design Schools In Illinois

Video Game Design classes faculty can choose to work at one of 18 accredited video game design schools in Illinois. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in video game design in the state of Illinois, which encompasses video game design training at the following levels:

  • Video Game Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Video Game Design
  • Bachelors degree in Video Game Design
  • Masters degree in Video Game Design


Schools

  1. American Academy of Art

    332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60604-4302

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  2. Bradley University

    1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, Illinois 61625-0001

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  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  4. Columbia College Chicago

    600 South Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996

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  5. DePaul University

    55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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  6. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  7. Elmhurst College

    190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096

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  8. International Academy of Design and Technology in Chicago

    One North State Street - Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-3300

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  9. Joliet Junior College

    1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

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  10. McHenry County College

    8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761

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  11. Moraine Valley Community College

    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois 60465-0937

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  12. North Central College

    30 N Brainard St, Naperville, Illinois 60540

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  13. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

    1401 Feehanville Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823

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  14. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

    1000 Plaza Drive Ste. 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4913

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Illinois 46,270
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Illinois

10,200 11,090 10,880 10,620 46,270
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Video Game Design is a growing field in Illinois. 36,070 more video game design professionals were working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Illinois, this field has grown by 354% in four years. This is slower than the trend for video game design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of video game design professionals has grown by 384% between 2006 and 2010.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$46,230 $50,340 $53,475 $55,600 $68,350
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by video game design professionals is increasing in Illinois. Video game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $46,230 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $68,350 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Illinois

10th percentile
$36,658
25th percentile
$48,665
50th percentile
$63,610
75th percentile
$82,718
90th percentile
$105,550

This represents a growth in salaries of 32%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Illinois, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of video game design. The pay differential between the highest paid video game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 188%

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in Illinois

Computer Animation
$59,310
Computer Programming
$74,220
Computer Science
$69,394
Game Design
$83,310
Video Game Design
$68,350

In Illinois, video game design professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Video Game Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois

associate
5
bachelor
13
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total23

As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 18 accredited video game design schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In Illinois, there were 176 graduates in 2006. And there were 241 graduates from video game design courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in Illinois by 37%. 57% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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