Video Game Design Schools In Massachusetts

There are 15 accredited video game design schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach video game design classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in video game design in the state of Massachusetts, 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


Schools

  1. Bay State College

    122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  2. Becker College

    61 Sever St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2165

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  3. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

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  4. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  5. Montserrat College of Art

    23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915-4508

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  6. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  7. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

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  8. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  9. ITT Technical Institute in Norwood, MA

    333 Providence Highway, Rte 1, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062-3932

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  10. ITT Technical Institute-Wilmington

    200 Ballardvale Street, Building 1, Suite 200, Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

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  11. American Career Institute_??_??_Braintree

    703 Granite St, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

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  12. American Career Institute_??_??_Cambridge

    186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  13. American Career Institute_??_??_Springfield

    365 Cadwell Dr, Springfield, Massachusetts 01104

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  14. American Career Institute_??_??_Framingham

    125 Newbury St, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

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  15. American Career Institute_??_??_Woburn

    10 State St, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Massachusetts 38,060
National 1,051,700

Approximately 4% of the country's video game design professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Massachusetts

5,710 6,160 6,540 6,290 38,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, video game design is a growing field. 32,350 more video game design professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of video game design has grown by 567% in Massachusetts. This is faster 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 Massachusetts

$47,780 $50,195 $52,145 $54,965 $75,215
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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As the number of video game design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to video game design professionals are increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 video game design professionals made a mean salary of $47,780 per year, and in 2010 they made $75,215 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$45,520
25th percentile
$56,062
50th percentile
$72,202
75th percentile
$91,298
90th percentile
$110,838

This represents a growth in salaries of 36%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of video game design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid video game design professionals earning 143% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

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

Computer Animation
$59,670
Computer Programming
$90,620
Computer Science
$84,324
Game Design
$83,142
Video Game Design
$75,215

Video game design professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
9
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total16

The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited video game design schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In 2006, 32 students graduated from video game design courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 78 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts by 144%. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned an bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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