Video Game Design Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 8 accredited schools where video game design classes faculty 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 North Carolina, 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. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  2. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  3. Piedmont Community College

    1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573

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  4. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

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  5. Sandhills Community College

    3395 Airport Rd, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374

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  6. Stanly Community College

    141 College Drive, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

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  7. Wake Technical Community College

    9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696

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  8. Living Arts College

    3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614-7076

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Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

North Carolina 29,670
National 1,051,700

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

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In North Carolina

4,510 4,800 5,660 5,970 29,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, the field of video game design is growing. There were 25,160 more video game design professionals working in North Carolina in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in North Carolina, this field has grown by 558% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for video game design professionals which shows a 384% increase in the number of video game design professionals working around the nation.

Video Game Design VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$42,425 $45,890 $45,710 $47,755 $66,715
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
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 North Carolina. The mean salary for video game design professionals in 2006 was $42,425 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $66,715 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$40,718
25th percentile
$50,195
50th percentile
$63,248
75th percentile
$79,275
90th percentile
$97,488

This represents a 36% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In North Carolina state, within the field of video game design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid video game design professionals earn 139% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Video game design professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Computer Animation
$56,490
Computer Programming
$78,060
Computer Science
$72,012
Game Design
$74,858
Video Game Design
$66,715

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina

associate
10
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
9
Total20

As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited video game design schools in North Carolina state is also increasing. In 2006, 74 students graduated from video game design courses in North Carolina. And in 2010, 82 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 11%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a associate's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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