Video Game Design Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 8 accredited schools where video game design classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of video game design and video game design training in Tennessee, which includes video game design training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Nashville

    2845 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3717

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  2. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  3. Memphis College of Art

    1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-2764

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  4. ITT Technical Institute-Knoxville

    10208 Technology Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932

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  5. ITT Technical Institute-Cordova

    7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway, Cordova, Tennessee 38016

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  6. International Academy of Design and Technology in Nashville

    One Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

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  7. The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville

    100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-3439

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  8. Vatterott Career College

    6991 Appling Farms Pkwy, Memphis, Tennessee 38133

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Video Game Design Employment

Tennessee 11,850
National 1,051,700

Of all of the video game design professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Video game design professionals In Tennessee

3,590 3,590 3,700 3,460 11,850
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, video game design is a growing field. In Tennessee, 8,260 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 230%. This growth is slower 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 Tennessee

$41,865 $43,105 $45,470 $45,845 $57,778
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
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 Tennessee. The mean salary for video game design professionals in 2006 was $41,865 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,778 per year.

Salary percentiles for Video game design professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$32,075
25th percentile
$42,290
50th percentile
$56,300
75th percentile
$71,700
90th percentile
$86,072

Thus, video game design professionals' salaries grew by 28% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 168% 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 Tennessee.

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

Computer Animation
$52,090
Computer Programming
$64,940
Computer Science
$59,354
Game Design
$44,755
Video Game Design
$57,778

Video game design professionals in Tennessee earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
7
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total8

As the number of video game design professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited video game design schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 47 video game design graduates from video game design courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 74 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of video game design school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 57%. A majority of these graduates, or 88%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in video game design.

Video Game Design Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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