Video Game Design Schools In Pennsylvania

There are 7 accredited video game design schools in Pennsylvania for faculty who teach video game design classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of video game design and video game design training in Pennsylvania, which includes 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. The Art Institutes of York-PA

    1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012

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  2. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

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  3. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Delaware County Community College

    901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094

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  5. Douglas Education Center

    130 7th St, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062

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  6. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

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  7. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Pennsylvania 36,230
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Pennsylvania

8,610 9,200 9,250 8,710 36,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, video game design is a growing field. 27,620 more video game design professionals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 321% growth in the field. 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 Pennsylvania

$43,300 $45,960 $47,820 $46,725 $61,862
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
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 Pennsylvania. In 2006 video game design professionals made a mean salary of $43,300 per year, and in 2010 they made $61,862 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$35,752
25th percentile
$45,060
50th percentile
$59,120
75th percentile
$74,202
90th percentile
$91,678

Thus, video game design professionals' salaries grew by 30% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 156% pay differential between the highest paid video game design professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of video game design in Pennsylvania.

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

Computer Animation
$50,180
Computer Programming
$71,290
Computer Science
$74,068
Game Design
$69,492
Video Game Design
$61,862

In Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania

associate
5
bachelor
2
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total9

As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited video game design schools in Pennsylvania state is also increasing. In Pennsylvania, there were 161 graduates in 2006. And there were 184 graduates from video game design courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 14% percent increase in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with a associate's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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