Video Game Design Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 6 accredited video game design schools where video game design faculty who teach video game design classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in video game design in the state of Minnesota, which encompasses video game design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

    15 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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  2. Minnesota School of Business in Richfield

    1401 W 76 St, Richfield, Minnesota 55423

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  3. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

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  4. Northland Community and Technical College

    1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

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  5. Northwestern College in Saint Paul

    3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598

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  6. ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie

    8911 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Minnesota 26,120
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Minnesota

5,850 5,850 6,260 6,180 26,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, video game design is a growing field. In Minnesota, 20,270 more video game design professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of video game design professionals has grown by 346%. This growth is slower than the change in the number of video game design professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of video game design professionals has grown by 384% from 2006 to 2010.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$42,380 $46,120 $46,460 $48,615 $63,825
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Video Game Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to video game design professionals are growing in Minnesota. Video game design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,380 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $63,825 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$40,568
25th percentile
$48,980
50th percentile
$61,788
75th percentile
$76,202
90th percentile
$91,980

This represents a growth in salaries of 34%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of video game design, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid video game design professionals earning 127% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

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

Computer Animation
$51,160
Computer Programming
$70,010
Computer Science
$71,236
Game Design
$69,605
Video Game Design
$63,825

In Minnesota, video game design professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total6

The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited video game design schools in Minnesota is decreasing. In 2006 there were 72 video game design graduates from video game design courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 35 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 51%. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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